Healthy cocktails, accessible Japanese cooking, and Salvador Dalí’s master plan for a dinner party, all coming your way in November.

The Del Posto Cookbook

By Mark Ladner (Grand Central Life & Style, Nov. 1)

Ladner, chef at Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich's celebrated Italian eatery in New York City, offers up recipes inspired by the old country, with a refined twist. The book (which features a foreword from Batali, and recipes from Bastianich), also includes wine pairings and tips from the restaurant’s sommelier


The Thinking Girl's Guide to Drinking: (Cocktails without Regrets)

By Ariane Resnick with Brittini Rae (Regan Arts, Nov. 1)

Bartender Rae and chef/nutritionist Resnick have compiled recipes for cocktails and mocktails that use healthier alternatives to high-sugar, high-fat, artificially flavored drinks. Recipes include Lavender Spa Lemonade, Bionic Tonic, Ginger Scene Queen, and Mocha Truffle Shot.


Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking

By Masaharu Morimoto (Ecco, Nov. 8)

Iron Chef Morimoto makes traditional Japanese cooking—a cuisine often thought of as intimidating by home chefs—more accessible in this collection of 68 recipes designed for family meals.

Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain's Food Culture

By Matt Goulding (Harper Wave/Anthony Bourdain, Nov. 15)

A culinary-driven travel guide through Spain from Goulding, author of Rice, Noodle, Fish, and the coauthor of the bestselling Eat This, Not That series.


Dalí: Les Diners de Gala

By Salvador Dalí (Taschen, Nov. 20)

The first reissue of the cookbook by the Surrealist master in more than 40 years. In it, Dalí shares recipes often used at the infamous and opulent dinner parties and gatherings hosted by he and his wife Gala. Of the cookbook, the artist warned, “If you are a disciple of one of those calorie-counters who turn the joys of eating into a form of punishment, close this book at once; it is too lively, too aggressive, and far too impertinent for you.”