This season sees the debut of lines of cookbooks from influential magazines on American food and culture. Meanwhile, the cuisines of several countries continue to grow in popularity, with cookbooks highlighting the food of Israel, India, and basically all of Scandinavia. Look for big titles on the big Vs—vegetarian and vegan—as well.

Cooking & Food Top 10

Crossroads: Extraordinary Recipes from the Restaurant That Is Reinventing Vegan Cuisine

Tal Ronnen. Artisan, Oct. 6

A new approach to vegan cooking from Tal Ronnen, an influential vegan chef, New York Times–bestselling author, and owner of the Crossroads restaurant in L.A.

Lucky Peach Presents: 101 Easy Asian Recipes

Peter Meehan. Clarkson Potter, Oct. 27

The debut cookbook in a new series from Lucky Peach, the white-hot indie food magazine that defines cool.

Mastering Sauces: The Home Cook’s Guide to New Techniques for Fresh Flavors

Susan Volland. Norton, Oct. 26

This title pushes sauce making into the 21st century by teaching home cooks how to make standout sauces with spontaneity, flavor, and character.

My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life

Ruth Reichl. Random House, Sept. 29

The former editor of Gourmet collects recipes for the comfort food she shared with family and friends throughout the year after the magazine closed.

The Nordic Cookbook

Magnus Nilsson. Phaidon, Oct. 12

This definitive guide to Nordic home cooking features authentic recipes inspired by Nilsson’s extensive travels in the region.

Simply Nigella

Nigella Lawson. Flatiron, Nov. 3

In her first book with Flatiron, the internationally bestselling author returns to basics.

The Southerner’s Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories from the Southern Kitchen

Editors of Garden and Gun. HarperWave, Oct. 27

This magazine features the best of Southern cooking, dining, cocktails, and customs.

Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking

Madhur Jaffrey. Knopf, Oct. 27

More than 200 delicious, healthy, easy-to-follow vegetarian home recipes, from the acclaimed authority on Indian food.

V Is for Vegetables: Inspired Recipes & Techniques for Home Cooks—from Artichokes to Zucchini

Michael Anthony, with Dorothy Kalins. Little, Brown, Oct. 27

Gramercy Tavern’s executive chef, Michael Anthony, presents recipes for vegetable-based dishes.

Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook. HMH/Rux Martin, Oct. 6

The James Beard Award–winning chef and co-owner of Philadelphia’s Zahav restaurant provides recipes for American home kitchens.

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American Diabetes Association

The Italian Diabetes Cookbook: Delicious and Healthful Dishes from Venice to Sicily by Amy Riolo (Jan. 12, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-58040-565-2). Award-winning author and Mediterranean expert Amy Riolo brings together a wonderful collection of authentic and naturally healthy recipes from her Italian homeland.


Sweetie Pie’s Cookbook: Soulful Southern Recipes, from My Family to Yours by Robbie Montgomery and Tim Norman (Oct. 20, hardcover, $28.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232280-7). The owner of the wildly popular Sweetie Pie’s restaurant, in St. Louis, and star of the OWN reality television show Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, shares recipes for her soul food and the lessons she’s learned on the path to success.


Crossroads: Extraordinary Recipes from the Restaurant That Is Reinventing Vegan Cuisine by Tal Ronnen, contributions by Scot Jones and Serafina Magnussen (Oct. 6, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-57965-636-2). A high-end vegan cookbook is filled with inventive vegetable-focused recipes from Tal Ronnen, the most influential vegan chef working today, of Crossroads Restaurant, in Los Angeles.

Hartwood: Bright, Wild Flavors from the Edge of the Yucatán by Eric Werner, with contributions by Mya Henry, Christine Muhlke, and Oliver Strand (Oct. 20, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-57965-620-1), is the first book from chef Eric Werner, whose open-air restaurant, Hartwood, has made Tulum, Mexico, a dining destination.


Spuntino: Comfort Food (New York Style) by Russell Norman (Nov. 3, hardcover, $45, ISBN 978-1-4088-4717-6). The bestselling author of Polpo showcases new mouthwatering recipes and stories from Spuntino, the New York–influenced diner in London that’s been wildly successful.

Clarkson Potter

Brunch at Bobby’s: 140 Recipes for the Best Part of the Weekend by Bobby Flay with Stephanie Banyas and Sally Jackson (Sept. 22, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-385-34589-7). Brunch is Bobby Flay’s favorite meal of the week—as fans of his restaurants and Cooking Channel show know—and here are 140 flavorful reasons why.

Lucky Peach Presents: 101 Easy Asian Recipes by Peter Meehan (Oct. 27, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-8041-8779-4). The debut cookbook in a new series from Lucky Peach, the popular indie food magazine that defines cool, with 101 recipes for every Asian recipe you’d ever want to make.


Dinner for Two: Easy and Innovative Recipes for One, Two, or a Few by Julie Wampler (Nov. 16, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-58157-289-6). Table for Two blogger Wampler provides easy solutions for the most harried meal of the day.

DA Capo/Lifelong

Cooking with Seeds: 100 Delicious Recipes for the Foods You Love, Made with Nature’s Most Nutrient-Dense Ingredients by Charlyne Mattox (Oct. 13, paper, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7382-1827-4). the former senior food editor at Martha Stewart and Real Simple magazines and current food and craft director at Country Living offers recipes and tips for incorporating popular and healthy seeds into your diet.


The Essential Jamie by Jamie Oliver (Oct. 20, hardcover, $34.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230564-0) is a bold cookbook for healthy meals from international superstar chef Jamie Oliver.


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The Home Barista: How to Bring Out the Best in Every Coffee Bean by Simone Egger and Ruby Ashby Orr (Aug. 25, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61519-292-2). For coffee enthusiasts everywhere, here’s the perfect gift or indulgence: an all-essentials guide to becoming your own favorite barista.


Complete Chinese Cookbook by Ken Hom (Sept. 1, paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-583-0) is a companion for those looking to create authentic Chinese cuisine at home.


Simply Nigella by Nigella Lawson (Nov. 3, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-250-07375-4). Internationally bestselling author Lawson returns to the basics with everyday recipes that make our lives easier and make us feel better, more alive, and less stressed.

Gibbs Smith

Le French Oven by Hillary Davis, photos by Steven Rothfeld (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-1-4236-4053-0). The companion to French Comfort Food showcases authentic French recipes that can be created in the cocotte—the French version of a Dutch oven—in all of its sizes and shapes, from mini to large.

Globe Pequot

Panhandle to Pan: Recipes and Stories from Florida’s New Redneck Riviera by Irv Miller (Nov. 1, paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4930-0814-8) explores the evolution of Florida Panhandle cuisine, as well as the regional traditions and trends that make the region a culinary hotspot.

Good Books

Mennonite Men Can Cook, Too: Celebrating Hospitality with 170 Delicious Recipes by Willard Roth (Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68099-053-9). A Mennonite church leader and journalist, Roth, offers recipes inspired by his mother and grandmothers, as well as recipes of dishes from his travels to Ireland, England, Ghana, Jamaica, and Cyprus.

Grand Central Life & Style

Farmhouse Rules: Simple, Seasonal Meals for the Whole Family by Nancy Fuller, photos by Jamie Prescott (Oct. 13, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-1-4555-3105-9) invites readers into the kitchen of Nancy Fuller, host/cook of Farmhouse Rules, the Food Network’s #1 in-kitchen show.


Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook: Eat Well and Lose Weight with More Than 250 Healthy Recipes by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison (Sept. 15, paper, $25, ISBN 978-1-101-90266-0) accompanies the New York Times–bestselling Trim Healthy Mama and Trim Healthy Mama Plan with more than 250 simple, healthy recipes.


The Southerner’s Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories from the Southern Kitchen, by the editors of Garden and Gun (Oct. 27, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-06-224241-9). The magazine that features the best of Southern cooking, dining, cocktails, and customs advances this heirloom-quality guide to the traditions and innovations that define today’s Southern food culture, with more than 100 recipes.

Harvard Common

Paleo Planet: Primal Foods from the Global Kitchen, with More Than 125 Recipes by Rebecca Winkler (Nov. 3, paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-55832-853-2) is the first cookbook that takes the paleo diet for a global spin, with recipes that represent the cuisines of East, South, and Southeast Asia; the Middle East and Europe; Latin America, the Caribbean, and of course the U.S.

HMH/Rux Martin

Heart & Soul in the Kitchen by Jacques Pépin (Oct. 6, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-544-30198-6). In the companion book to his final PBS series, the world-renowned chef shows his close relationship to the land and sea as he cooks for close friends and family.

Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook (Oct. 6, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-544-37328-0). The James Beard Award–winning chef and co-owner of Philadelphia’s Zahav restaurant reinterprets the glorious cuisine of Israel for American home kitchens.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Fire of Peru: Recipes and Stories from My Peruvian Kitchen by Ricardo Zarate and Jenn Garbee (Oct. 20, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-544-45430-9). Popular L.A. chef Zarate captures the flavors and excitement of Peruvian food, from rustic stews and specialty dishes to fabulous cocktails.


Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Italian Cook by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali (Oct. 27, hardcover, $37.50, ISBN 978-0-385-34946-8). The bestselling ambassador for Italian culinary traditions in America submits the ultimate master class: a beautifully produced definitive guide to Italian cooking—including ingredients, techniques, tools, plus 400 delectable recipes. 150,000-copy announced first printing.

Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking by Madhur Jaffrey (Oct. 27, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-101-87486-8). More than 200 healthy, easy-to-follow vegetarian home recipes presented by the internationally acclaimed authority on Indian food. 35,000-copy first printing.

Lake Isle


Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl by Pierre Thiam and Jennifer Sit (Sept. 16, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-891105-55-5). More than just a cookbook, the book explores both West African cuisine and culture. Thiam offers his creative, modern take on traditional Senegalese foods and includes more than 120 recipes with striking photos and rich narrative essays.

Little, Brown

Fast Food, Good Food: More Than 150 Quick and Easy Ways to Put Healthy, Delicious Food on the Table by Andrew Weil, M.D. (Oct. 20, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-316-32942-2). The bestselling author reminds us, with more than 150 easy-to-prepare recipes showcasing fresh, high-quality ingredients and hearty flavors, how fast, simple, and satisfying it can be to prepare delicious meals in our own kitchens.

V Is for Vegetables: Inspired Recipes & Techniques for Home Cooks—from Artichokes to Zucchini by Michael Anthony with Dorothy Kalins (Oct. 27, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-0-316-37335-7). More than 150 simple recipes for cooking extraordinary vegetable-based dishes at home, from one of America’s most highly acclaimed chefs.


The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper! by Ree Drummond (Oct. 20, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222524-5). The Food Network personality answers the question—“What’s for dinner?”—with more than 125 recipes for delicious dinners for the whole family.

Morrow/Dey Street

Are We Having Any Fun Yet?: The Cooking & Partying Handbook by Sammy Hagar (Sept. 15, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237000-6). Bestselling author Hagar returns with a guide to his raucous Cabo Wabo lifestyle, complete with signature recipes and drinks from his popular restaurants.


Mastering Sauces: The Home Cook’s Guide to New Techniques for Fresh Flavors by Susan Volland (Oct. 26, hardcover, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-393-24185-3) is the definitive cookbook on contemporary sauces that highlights fresh flavors and updated classics.

Page Street

Authentic Portuguese Cooking: More than 185 Classic Mediterranean-Style Recipes of the Azores, Madeira and Continental Portugal by Ana Patuleia Ortins (Oct. 20, hardcover, $32, ISBN 978-1-6241-4194-2). This collection of over 200 recipes highlights the traditional flavors of Portugal.


Mexico from the Inside Out by Enrique Olvera, photos by Araceli Paz (Oct. 19, hardcover, $59.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-6956-8). The debut cookbook from Mexico’s pioneering chef of contemporary, authentic Mexican food features 65 recipes, with illustrations, from the owner of the esteemed Pujol and the recently opened Cosme.

The Nordic Cookbook by Magnus Nilsson (Oct. 12, hardcover, $49.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-6872-1). The definitive guide to Nordic home cooking from internationally renowned chef Nilsson, this volume features 600 simple, authentic recipes inspired by Nilsson’s extensive travels in the region, accompanied by his photographs of the landscape.

PRH Canada/Krauss

Eat Well, Be Well by Giada De Laurentiis (Oct. 20, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-8041-8792-3). Bestselling cookbook author De Laurentiis picks up where Feel Good Food left off. With even more fresh recipes, beauty secrets, and day-to-day living strategies, the Food Network superstar shares her year-round approach to living a healthy life.


Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup by Katie Webster (Oct. 6, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-59474-804-2). Lifelong sap-tapper and Healthy Seasonal Recipes blogger Webster presents a collection of 100 unique everyday and special occasion recipes featuring pure maple syrup, from appetizers to desserts.

Random House

My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life by Ruth Reichl (Sept. 29, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-1-4000-6998-9). This splendid book collects more than 100 recipes for the comfort food that former Gourmet editor Reichl shared with family and friends in the year after the magazine folded.

Random/Spiegel & Grau

The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Vol. 1: Big Game by Steven Rinella, photos by John Hafner (Aug. 18, paper, $25, ISBN 978-0-8129-9406-3). A definitive, illustrated, full-color guide to hunting big game—from pre-hunt prep to post-hunt cooking, comes from an expert hunter and author of American Buffalo and Meat Eater, and the host of the television show MeatEater on the Sportsman Channel.

Reader’s Digest

Taste of Home Comfort Food Makeovers: 325 Delicious & Comforting Recipes Made Light by the editors of Taste of Home (Dec. 22, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61765-422-0). Readers of the food and entertaining magazine can learn how to trim the fat from classic dishes without cutting back on flavor.

Robert Rose

Diabetes Comfort Food Diet by Lisa Cipullo (Aug. 1, paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-7788-0518-2) provides 200 delicious diabetes-friendly dishes that will help you manage your weight and balance your blood sugar.


Thug Kitchen Party Grub Guide: For Social Motherf*ckers by Thug Kitchen (Oct. 13, hardcover, $27.50, ISBN 978-1-62336-632-2). From the duo behind the blog and the New York Times bestseller Thug Kitchen comes the next installment of recipes with a side of attitude.

Running Press

Sea and Smoke: World-Class Dishes from an Untamed Island by Blaine Wetzel and Joe Ray (Oct. 27, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-0-7624-5378-8).The celebrated Willows Inn, on Lummi Island, Wash., where foraged mushrooms, shellfish, and other local ingredients are featured in the restaurant’s nightly 16-course prix fixe, now gets its own cookbook from its James Beard Award–winning chef, Brian Wetzel.

Ryland Peters & Small

Fireside Food for Cold Winter Nights: Dumplings, Fondue, Gluhwein and Other Winter Warmers by Lizzie Kamenetzky (Oct. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-84975-660-0). Bring the warmth of a winter cabin to your home with this mouthwatering collection of recipes inspired by the cuisines of mountain villages and ski towns around the world.


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Eating Purely: More Than 100

All-Natural, Organic, Gluten-Free Recipes for a Healthy Life by Elizabeth Stein, foreword by Bobbi Brown (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-219-1) is a collection of nutritionist Elizabeth Stein’s favorite recipes, which she has made for family, clients, and friends over the years, with a focus on cooking with whole foods that are naturally gluten free, nutrient rich, and free of refined sugars.

Square One


Pulp Kitchen Cookbook: How to Turn Juiced Pulp into Inspired Dishes by Vicki Chelf (Jan. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7570-0396-7). Chelf’s new book shows how the often overlooked ingredient of pulp from your juiced fruits and vegetables can add texture, flavor, and a nutritional punch to any number of healthy and delicious dishes.

St. Martin’s

The Blue Bloods Cookbook by Wendy Howard Goldberg and Bridget Moynahan (Nov. 3, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07285-6). More than 100 hearty, soulful comfort food recipes from the CBS television cop show Blue Bloods center around the Reagan family dinner; compiled by the show’s star, Bridget Moynahan.

Stewart, Tabori & Chang

Nashville Eats: Hot Chicken, Buttermilk Biscuits, and 100 More Southern Recipes from Music City by Jennifer Justus (Oct. 6, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-61769-169-0) whips up the classics—such as pimento cheese and fried chicken—but also includes dishes with a twist on traditional Southern fare, such as curried black chickpeas or catfish tacos.


Fresh Made Simple: Artful Recipes for Everyday Eating by Lauren Keiper Stein, illus. by Katie Eberts (Oct. 20, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-1-61212-608-1). A collection of illustrated recipes for beginning to advanced cooks that call for just a few fresh ingredients, with appealing visual interpretations of each.

Ten Speed

Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking by Darra Goldstein (Oct. 13, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-60774-610-2) explores the cultural history and culinary traditions of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

NOPI: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully (Oct. 20, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-60774-623-2). Head chef Ramael Scully’s Asian-inspired pantry meets Ottolenghi’s Middle Eastern influences and brings the London restaurant’s favorite dishes within reach of the home cook.


Paleo Italian Cooking: Authentic Italian Gluten-Free Family Recipes by Cindy Barbieri, photos by Nicole Alekson, forewords by Robb Wolf and, Bobby Soper (Aug. 25, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-8048-4512-0) offers traditional Italian family recipes from a popular blogger and TV personality.


The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil (Oct. 6, hardcover, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-8572-7) is the most informative, comprehensive, and entertaining wine book available, in a long-awaited, completely revised and updated edition.