This season sees a move in cooking toward Brooklyn, Rome, and Asia—along with large print runs for general lifestyle authors such as Lauren Conrad and Gwyneth Paltrow.
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Ăn: To Eat; Recipes and Stories from a Vietnamese Family Kitchen
Jacqueline An, with Helene An. Running Press, Apr. 26
Helene An, renowned master chef and matriarch of the An restaurant dynasty in California, now shares the recipes that have won her praise from critics and celebrities alike.
The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito
Alexandra Raij, with Eder Montero and Rebecca Flint Marx. Ten Speed, Apr. 19
Chefs Raij and Montero take readers on a tour of the Basque countryside, describing the characteristic ingredients, cooking techniques, and traditional dishes that define Basque cooking.
Brooklyn Rustic: Simple Food for Sophisticated Palates
Bryan Calvert. Little, Brown, June 7
Sophisticated yet homey recipes bring Brooklyn’s artisanal food revolution to the rest of the world.
Cooking with Loula: Greek Recipes from My Family to Yours
Alexandra Stratou. Artisan, May 3
Stratou invites readers into her Greek family’s kitchen, revealing annual traditions and bringing recipes to life.
Food from Across Africa
Duval Timothy, Folayemi Brown, and Jacob Fodio Todd. Ecco, June 14
This full-color cookbook by three Londoners who’ve created pop-up restaurants to showcase African food features classical and modern dishes from across that continent.
Lauren Conrad Celebrate
Lauren Conrad. Morrow/Dey Street, Mar. 29
It’s easy to throw a fantastic party. Conrad offers advice about the basics for planning any type of event, including suggestions for invitations, food, drinks, decorations, and gifts.
It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook
Gwyneth Paltrow. Grand Central Life & Style, Apr.
This book includes more than 125 of Paltrow’s favorite recipes that can be made in the time it would take to order takeout (which often contains high quantities of fat, sugar, and processed ingredients).
Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling
Meathead Goldwyn. HMH/Rux Martin, May 10
The founder of AmazingRibs.com applies the latest scientific research to barbecuing and grilling. The book includes 200 recipes.
The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook
Salma Hage. Phaidon, Apr. 25
A collection of vegetarian dishes influenced by Middle Eastern flavors, from the author of the classic The Lebanese Kitchen.
Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City
Katie Parla and Kristina Gill. Clarkson Potter, Mar. 29
Two Americans living in Rome write a love letter to their city, showcasing modern dishes influenced by tradition, as well as the rich culture of their surroundings.
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My Halal Kitchen: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Lifestyle Inspiration by Yvonne Maffei (July 12, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-57284-174-1) breaks down the basics of halal cooking, provides resources for sourcing halal foods, includes a glossary of terms explaining new concepts, and delivers clear-cut steps for replacing most any ingredient with a halal-friendly alternative.
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Chef Ronaldo’s Sabores de Cuba: Diabetes-Friendly Traditional and Nueva Cubano Cuisine by Ronaldo Linares (May 10, trade paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-58040-613-0). Chef Ronaldo, of Martino’s Cuban Restaurant in Somerville, N.J., offers nearly 100 recipes, all of which will wow your taste buds and meet the strict nutrition guidelines of the American Diabetes Association.
Salt & Silver: Travel, Surf, Cook by Johannes Riffelmacher and Thomas Kosikowski (Apr. 26, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-7121-7) traces the journey of Johannes Riffelmacher and Thomas Kosikowski as they travel through Central and South America—reporting on all the best surfing locations, chronicling the stories of local surfers and restaurant owners, and compiling recipes representative of each area.
Cooking with Loula: Greek Recipes from My Family to Yours by Alexandra Stratou (May 3, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-57965-668-3). invites readers into Stratou’s Greek family’s kitchen, revealing annual traditions and bringing recipes to life.
Savor: Rustic Recipes Inspired by Forest, Field, and Farm by Ilona Oppenheim (Apr. 5, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-57965-666-9) is filled with easy wholesome recipes inspired by outdoor living, sure to transport the armchair reader straight to the forest.
The Everygirl’s Cookbook: 150 Healthy Recipes... with a Few Splurges by Maria Menounos (Mar. 8, trade paper, $22 ISBN 978-0-8041-7714-6). The cohost of E! News brings delicious and slimming recipes for the busy EveryGirl who wants to eat healthy on a budget, with beautiful photos of the food and Maria in the kitchen throughout.
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Better Homes and Gardens Jams and Jellies by Better Homes and Gardens editors (Apr. 12, trade paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-544-71555-4). More than 100 foolproof recipes for mouthwatering jams, jellies, and preserves, from the canning experts at Better Homes and Gardens. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
Betty Crocker Fast from-Scratch Meals by Betty Crocker editors (Apr. 12, trade paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-544-71445-8). This collection of 150 recipes integrates fresh, nourishing ingredients into dinners that are on the table in 30 minutes or less. 35,000-copy announced first printing.
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Brooklyn Bartender: A Modern Guide to Cocktails and Spirits by Carey Jones (May 24, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39025-5) collects 300 new drink recipes, from twists on the classics to new libations made from local ingredients. Designed to be the perfect bar-side companion, the sophisticated compilation includes more than 200 illustrations and 75 photos. 20,000-copy announced first printing.
Dry Aging Meat at Home: A Complete Guide for Dry Aging Beef, Duck, Game, and Other Meat by Warren R. Anderson (Mar. 7, trade paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58080-179-9) addresses health and safety concerns in detail, and gives guidelines for how long each meat should be aged. Cooking notes are also included.
The New Wildcrafted Cuisine: Exploring the Exotic Gastronomy of Local Terroir by Pascal Baudar (Mar. 8, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-60358-606-1) explores the flavors of local terroir, combining research and knowledge of plants and landscape that chefs often lack with the fascinating and innovative techniques of a master food preserver and self-described “culinary alchemist.”
Mon Cher Eclair: And Other Beautiful Pastries, including Cream Puffs, Profiteroles, and Gougeres by Charity Ferreira, photos by Joseph De Leo (Feb. 23, trade paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4521-4566-2). Taking the love of French pastries into the kitchen, Ferreira reveals simple techniques that home cooks can easily master for the basic recipe for pâte à choux dough and how to use it to make beautiful éclairs with modern flavor combinations.
Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen by Francine Bryson, with Ann Volkwein (Mar. 29, trade paper, $22, ISBN 978-0-553-448-45-0) shares the recipes for everything that graces the national pie champion’s Southern table: chicken dinners, savory pies, dishes to serve the preacher, make-and-take casseroles, dips and other redneck whatnots, backyard barbecue favorites—and, of course, three chapters devoted to her celebrated baked goods, including her most requested holiday sweets.
Koreatown: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard (Feb. 16, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-8041-8613-1) takes readers through the communities, with stories and recipes for everything from Korean barbecue favorites like bulgogi and kalbi to lesser-known but deeply satisfying stews, soups, noodles, salads, drinks, and the many kimchis of the Korean-American table.
Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill (Mar. 29, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-8041-8718-3). Two Americans living in Rome write a love letter to their city, showcasing modern dishes influenced by tradition, as well as the rich culture of their surroundings.
Pure Delicious: 200 Delectable Allergen-Free Recipes Without Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Shellfish, or Cane Sugar by Heather Christo (Apr. 26, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-553-45925-8). Blogger Christo creates the essential resource and cookbook for those looking to transition to a completely allergen-free diet.
Best Cobblers and Crisps Ever: No-Fail Recipes for Rustic Fruit Desserts by Monica Sweeney (July 4, trade paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-58157-392-3). Make weeknight desserts or entertain a crowd from this collection of 50 recipes, accompanied by beautiful full-color photography.
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Natalie Jill’s 7-Day Jump Start: 77 Super-Easy Recipes to Unprocess Your Diet and Lose Up to 5–7 Pounds the First Week by Natalie Jill (May 3, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-7382-1912-7). The social media sensation, fitness trainer, and sports nutritionist offers her popular seven-day jump-start program for weight loss, with recipes and tips. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
Food from Across Africa by Duval Timothy, Folayemi Brown, and Jacob Fodio Todd (June 14, hardcover, $34.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246740-9) celebrates fascinating and flavorful cultures, with dozens of full-color photos.
Peace & Parsnips: Vegan Cooking for Everyone by Lee Watson (May 3, trade paper, $25, ISBN 978-1-61519-321-9). Watson is an evangelist for food that delivers nutrition, “packs your belly with goodness,” and proves how varied, cost effective, and appealing vegan cooking can be—for everyone.
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The Low-Carb Diabetes Solution Cookbook: Prevent and Heal Type 2 Diabetes with 200 Super Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender (Apr. 1, trade paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59233-729-3). Bestselling low-carb author Carpender strips away the carbohydrates, grains, sugars, and starches, and reveals 200 of her best ultra-low carb recipes, each with five total carbs or fewer.
Flavors of the French Mediterranean by Gérald Passédat, photos by Richard Haughton (Apr. 5, hardcover, $34.95, ISBN 978-2-08-020251-2). A French Michelin three-star chef divulges how to make 80 classic Mediterranean recipes at home. Overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, chef Gérald Passédat draws inspiration from the abundance of local seafood, sun-ripened vegetables, fragrant herbs, and sumptuous wines.
Raw, Vegan, Not Gross: All Vegan and Mostly Raw Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Laura Miller
(May 16, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-250-06691-6). YouTube star Miller offers more than 100 entirely vegan and mostly raw recipes for all people who want to eat deliciously.
Churrasco: Grilling the Brazilian Way by Evandro Caregnato (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-1-4236-4068-4). Churrasco cooking, a style of roasting meat over wood fires developed in southern Brazil in the early 19th century by immigrant gauchos, or cowboys, is taught by a true gaucho.
The New England Catch: A Seafood Cookbook by Martha Watson Murphy (May 1, hardcover, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-4930-1932-8) collects 100 seafood recipes plus recipes for complementary side dishes, breads, and desserts, with stories about and photos of the New England fishing industry and the fishermen.
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It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook by Gwyneth Paltrow (Apr. 5, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-4555-8421-5) features more than 125 of Paltrow’s favorite recipes that can be made in the time it would take to order takeout (which often contains high quantities of fat, sugar, and processed ingredients). 300,000-copy announced first printing.
Bondi Harvest by Guy Turland, with Mark Alston (Apr. 21, trade paper, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7322-9986-6). Chef, surfer and freediver Turland brings recipes from sun-drenched Australia. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health by Drew Ramsey (May 17, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241343-7). The psychiatrist and author of Fifty Shades of Kale presents a collection of 100 simple, delicious, and affordable recipes to help you get the core nutrients your brain and body need to stay happy and healthy. 40,000-copy announced first printing.
Eaternity: More than 150 Deliciously Easy Vegan Recipes for a Long, Healthy, Satisfied, Joyful Life! by Jason Wrobel (Apr. 5, trade paper, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4019-4788-0). Vegan chef and wellness expert Wrobel offers a comprehensive recipe and lifestyle book with practical tips for creating drool-worthy dishes with specific nutritional benefits. 15,000-copy announced first printing.
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Num Pang: The Cookbook: Bold Recipes from New York City’s Favorite Sandwich Shop by Ratha Chaupoly, Ben Daitz (May 17, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-0-544-53431-5). One hundred Cambodian- and Southeast Asian–inspired recipes from one of New York’s favorite sandwich place. 20,000-copy announced first printing.
Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling by Meathead Goldwyn (May 10, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-544-01846-4). The founder of AmazingRibs.com applies the latest scientific research to barbecuing and grilling, including 200 recipes. 35,000-copy announced first printing.
Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens by Pati Jinich (Apr. 12, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-544-55724-6). Intriguingly simple recipes to “Mex up” everyday meals come from the vivacious host of the popular PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table, now in its fifth season. 35,000 announced first printing.
Chickpeas: Sweet and Savory Recipes from Hummus to Dessert by Einat Mazor (Feb. 2, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62354-074-6). More than 70 recipes, with illustrations, provide everything from spreads and dips to entrees.
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Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes: A Modern Man’s Kitchen Handbook by Brendan Collins, foreword by Curtis Stone (Apr. 7, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-909487-33-8). L.A. chef and co-owner of Birch restaurant, Collins creates straightforward, easy-to-follow recipes designed to enhance cooking skills for the modern man.
Brooklyn Rustic: Simple Food for Sophisticated Palates by Bryan Calvert (June 7, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-316-38040-9). Sophisticated yet homey recipes bring Brooklyn’s artisanal food revolution to the rest of the world and show how the simplest tricks can make the difference between an average meal and a great one. 30,000-copy announced first printing.
K-Food: Korean Home Cooking and Street Food by Da-Hae West and Gareth West (June 7, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-78472-159-6). From a rundown on the basics of Korean cooking, including readily available sauces, pastes, and other ingredients, through chapters on kimchi and the etiquette of the famous Korean BBQ, this book is packed with inventive, delicious recipes that will open your eyes to the delights of modern Korean food.
Skinny Suppers: 125 Lightened Up, Healthier Meals for Your Family by Brooke Griffin (Mar. 22, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241915-6). Skinny Mom creator Griffin takes Supper Club to the next step, combining her nutritional knowledge, cooking insights, and great food in Skinny Suppers. 75,000-copy announced first printing.
Lauren Conrad Celebrate by Lauren Conrad (Mar. 29, hardcover, $28.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243832-4) shows how easy it is to throw a fantastic party, with lush and inspiring four-color photos and budget friendly tips for planning any event, including suggestions for invitations, food, drinks, decorations, and gifts. 200,000-copy announced first printing.
Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore: Dinner for Everyone at the Table by Anna Thomas (Apr. 18, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-393-08301-9). With dishes inspired by the vibrant produce of farmers’ markets, the author of The Vegetarian Epicure shares her love of cooking and of hospitality.
The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving: Over 200 of the Best Canned, Jammed, Pickled, and Preserved Recipes by (May 31, trade paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-8487-4678-0). Learn to preserve your favorite foods with innovative and fresh flavors for the modern pantry. 100,000-copy announced first printing.
The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book by Frank Caiafa (May 17, hardcover, $22, ISBN 978-0-14-312480-1) delivers classic and contemporary cocktails and cocktail history, from the mixologist at the legendary Peacock Bar.
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One for My Baby: Cocktails with Frank Sinatra by Tom Smith (May 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7206-2016-0) introduces us to Sinatra’s life and art through the alcohol he drank and the places he drank them. In between there are chapters on classic bourbon drinks, the martini, exotic booze, hangover remedies, and tales about the Rat Pack.
The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook by Salma Hage (Apr. 25, hardcover, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7130-1) collects vegetarian dishes influenced by Middle Eastern flavors from the author of the bestselling classic, The Lebanese Kitchen.
Octaphilosophy: The Eight Elements of Restaurant André by André Chiang (Apr. 18, hardcover, $59.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7115-8). Chef Chiang of Restaurant André lays out his culinary philosophy in a book includes 150 recipes for full and basic dishes and 22 fermented juices.
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Little Flower Baking by Christine Moore, with contributions by Cecilia Leung, photos by Staci Valentine (Apr. 19, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-938849-60-2) offers gorgeously photographed, accessible recipes for the best and most popular baked goods from L.A.’s popular Little Flower cafe.
Taste of Home Ultimate Make Ahead Cookbook: 325 Freezer-Friendly Meals for Today’s Family Cooks, by the editors of Taste of Home (July 5, trade paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-61765-549-4), features recipes that include freezing and reheating instructions—a key to mealtime success for busy home cooks.
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Deceptive Desserts: A Lady’s Guide to Baking Bad! by Christine McConnell (Mar. 22, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-941393-39-0). Photographer and stylist McConnell transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary—from everyday dinners and desserts for all occasions to the walls of your kitchen, and even some over-the-top creations just for fun.
Brooklyn Bar Bites: Great Dishes and Cocktails from New York’s Food Mecca by Barbara Scott-Goodman, photos by Jennifer May (Mar. 29, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8478-4825-6), celebrates Brooklyn’s happening bar culture—from the mixologists who craft classic and original cocktails to the chefs who create delicious dishes made with fresh-from-the-market ingredients to accompany the drinks.
Complete 10-Day Detox Diet Plan and Cookbook: Includes 150 Recipes by Karen Barnes (Mar. 1, trade paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-7788-0536-6) offers a complete cleansing and detox diet that’s easy to follow, practical, and realistic.
A˘n: To Eat; Recipes and Stories from a Vietnamese Family Kitchen by Jacqueline An, Helene An (Apr. 26, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-7624-5835-6). Helene An, master chef and matriarch of California’s An restaurant dynasty, shares the recipes that have won her praise from critics and celebrities alike—and unveils the stories behind them. 25,000-copy announced first printing.
Deliciously Ella Every Day: Quick and Easy Recipes for Gluten-Free Snacks, Packed Lunches, and Simple Meals by Ella Woodward (Apr. 5, hardcover, $23, ISBN 978-1-5011-2761-8) provides delicious plant-based, gluten-free recipes and lifestyle tips for packed lunches, snacks, and simple meals that are easy and accessible to everyone, from the author of the international bestseller Deliciously Ella.
The Cookies & Cups Cookbook: 125+ Sweet & Savory Recipes Reminding You to Always Eat Dessert First by Shelly Jaronsky (Apr. 12, trade paper, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-5011-0251-6) Cookies & Cups blogger Jaronsky’s cookbook featuring all-new, mouth-watering, delectable sweet treats 100% guaranteed to make you want to eat dessert first.
Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry: All-Natural Recipes for Clean Eating in the Real World by Lisa Lillien (Apr. 5, trade paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-312-67677-3) combines the best of Hungry Girl with the best of clean eating.
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Claudia’s Cocina: A Taste of Mexico from the Winner of MasterChef Season 6 on Fox by Claudia Sandoval (May 10, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-61769-189-8) is the new cookbook from America’s newest MasterChef. 40,000-copy announced first printing.
Myron Mixon’s BBQ Rules: The Old-School Guide to Smoking Meat by Myron Mixon, with Kelly Alexander (Apr. 19, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-61769-184-3). The New York Times bestselling author and star of Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters goes back to the basics of backyard pit barbecuing, offering readers essential old-school barbecue techniques and 50 classic recipes. 60,000-copy announced first printing.
Dishing Up New Jersey: 150 Recipes from the Garden State by John Holl (May 31, trade paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61212-666-1). New Jersey native Holl searched from Sussex County to Cape May to find the best recipes New Jersey has to offer.
Around the Fire: Recipes for Inspired Grilling and Seasonal Feasting from Ox Restaurant by Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, with Stacy Adimando (Mar. 29, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-60774-752-9). Inspired by the live-fire and asador cooking traditions of Latin America and the authors’ popular restaurant, Ox, in Portland, Ore., here are 100 innovative and exciting recipes for the backyard griller.
The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito by Alexandra Raij, with Eder Montero and Rebecca Flint Marx (Apr. 19, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-60774-761-1), is a complete primer on Basque cooking, with a wide array of recipes, ranging from a simple pil pil or refrito to showstopping pintxos and mains.
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The New Mediterranean Jewish Table: Old World Recipes for the Modern Home by Joyce Goldstein (Mar. 15, hardcover, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-520-28499-9). With this varied and appealing selection of Mediterranean Jewish recipes, Joyce Goldstein promises to inspire new generations of Jewish and non-Jewish home cooks alike with dishes for everyday meals and holiday celebrations.
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American Girl Baking: Recipes for Cookies, Cupcakes & More by American Girl and Williams-Sonoma (Mar. 22, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-68188-022-8) offers more than 40 easy-to-follow recipes for any occasion, including recipes for cookie pops, snickerdoodles, madeleines, and truffles.
The Vegetable Butcher by Cara Mangini (Mar. 22, $29.95, paper over board, ISBN 978-0-7611-8052-4). Marrying the art of butchery with the idea of seasonal book demystifies the world of vegetables.