This season we see a focus on home cooking and the return of some big names: Alton Brown is publishing his first book in five years, and Anthony Bourdain is publishing his first in 10. Meanwhile, perennial bestsellers like Ina Garten, Donna Hay, and Guy Fieri again have standouts. In cuisine trends, keep your eye on the food of Cuba.

Top 10

Alton Brown: EveryDayCook

Alton Brown. Ballantine, Sept. 27

The first new cookbook in five years—featuring the everyday meals he cooks for himself—from the Food Network star and popular television and social media personality.

Appetites: A Cookbook

Anthony Bourdain. Ecco, Oct. 25

Written with the no-holds-barred ethos of his series, No Reservations and Parts Unknown, the celebrity chef and culinary explorer’s first cookbook in more than 10 years is a collection of recipes for the home cook.

Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Ina Garten. Clarkson Potter, Oct. 25

Garten shares 85 never-before-published recipes that she prepares for her husband. These are dishes that they enjoy together, or with family and close friends.

Cuba! Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen

Dan Goldberg, Andrea Kuhn, and Jody Eddy. Ten Speed, Sept. 20

Along with 75 recipes for classic Cuban dishes, the book includes essays on Cuba’s culture, history, and politics, and hundreds of photos.

Guy Fieri Family Food: 125 Real-Deal Recipes—Kitchen Tested, Home Approved

Guy Fieri. Morrow, Oct. 11

The Food Network superstar and bestselling author dishes up all-American family-friendly meals for weeknights and weekends alike.

Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China

Fuchsia Dunlop. Norton, Oct. 18

Dunlop draws on years of study and exploration to present the recipes, techniques, and ingredients of the Jiangnan kitchen.

Life in Balance

Donna Hay. HarperCollins, Sept. 6

Australia’s homegrown cook is celebrating a fresher approach to eating.

Mario Batali: Big American Cookbook; 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA

Mario Batali, with Jim Webster. Grand Central Life & Style, Oct. 4

Batali dives deeply into American regional cooking—with recipes ranging from San Diego fish tacos to Boston cream pie.

Mozza at Home: More than 150 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Relaxed, Family-Style Entertaining

Nancy Silverton and Carolynn Carreño. Knopf, Oct. 25

Silverton shares her renewed passion and provides 19 menus, along with easy-to-follow recipes that can be prepared in advance.

The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem

Marcus Samuelsson. HMH/Martin, Oct. 18

Southern comfort food and multicultural recipes from the bestselling wonder chef’s well-known Harlem restaurant.

Cooking & Food Listings


Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw by Jeremy Sewall and Marion Lear Swaybill, photos by Scott Snider (Oct. 4, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1249-8). A comprehensive visual celebration of one of the sea’s most delicious and fascinating creatures with lush original photography, practical guidelines, and historical anecdotes.


Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking by Jessica Koslow (Oct. 4, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-4197-2231-8) includes more than 100 fresh, locally sourced, healthy, and delicious recipes from one of L.A.’s hottest restaurants. 50,000-copy announced first printing.

American Diabetes Association

The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection: 9 Essential Recipes You Need to Create 90 Amazing Complete Meals by Robyn Webb (Oct. 11, trade paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-58040-602-4). The author of The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook reinvents nine of the most famous and popular comfort foods by turning old classics into new family favorites. 10,000-copy announced first printing.


Oh She Glows Every Day: Quick and Simply Satisfying Plant-based Recipes by Angela Liddon (Sept. 6, trade paper, $27, ISBN 978-1-58333-574-1) is the follow-up to the bestseller The Oh She Glows Cookbook, featuring more than 100 quick-and-easy whole-foods, plant-based recipes to keep you glowing every day of the year.


Homestead Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Our Hearth to Yours by Eivin and Eve Kilcher (Oct. 25, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-553-45956-2). A cookbook from the homesteaders and stars of Discovery’s Alaska: The Last Frontier features appealing recipes for anyone looking to live more sustainably, healthfully, and independently, regardless of where and what they call home.


Alton Brown: EveryDayCook by Alton Brown (Sept. 27, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-101-88571-0). The first new cookbook in five years—featuring the everyday meals he cooks for himself—by the Food Network star and popular television and social media personality.

Mitchell Beazley

GQ Eats: The cookbook for men of seriously good taste by Condé Nast Publications, general editor Paul Henderson (Nov. 1, trade paper, $20, ISBN 978-1-78472-229-6). From the magazine synonymous with style comes the ultimate cookbook for men with discerning taste.

Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens Skillet Meals: 150+ Deliciously Easy Recipes from One Pan by Better Homes and Gardens editors (Sept. 6, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-544-80087-8). A clever cookbook with 150 varied and surprising recipes for meals, appetizers, snacks, and desserts, all of which can be made in a simple skillet. 25,000-copy announced first printing.


The Essential Oyster: A Salty Appreciation of Taste and Temptation by Rowan Jacobsen (Oct. 4, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-63286-256-3). From the author of A Geography of Oysters, this is a detailed book featuring portraits, tasting notes, and backstories for all the top oysters.

The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen by Yasmin Khan (Sept. 27, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-63286-710-0). A glorious celebration of the food and people of Iran, featuring stories from home kitchens and more than 80 delicious, modern recipes.

Chelsea Green

Black Trumpet: A Chef’s Journey Through Eight New England Seasons by Evan Mallett (Oct. 6, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-60358-650-4) features more than 250 innovative recipes that respect and transcend regional food traditions, from the renowned Black Trumpet restaurant, located in the historic seacoast city of Portsmouth, N.H.

Clarkson Potter

Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten (Oct. 25, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-307-46489-7). Popular cookbook author Garten shares 85 never-before-published recipes that she prepares for her husband that have kept their marriage strong for 46 years and counting.

French Country Cooking: Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards by Mimi Thorisson (Oct. 25, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-0-553-45958-6). In this lavishly photographed cookbook, Thorisson—inspired by her family’s move to a new home, a massive old stone building that once housed a restaurant and inn—takes readers on a captivating trip to off-the-beaten-path French wine country, with 100 simple yet exquisite recipes inspired by the characters who inhabit their quaint village.

Lucky Peach Presents Power Vegetables! Turbocharged Recipes for Vegetables with Guts by Peter Meehan and the editors of Lucky Peach (Oct. 18, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-553-44798-9). The white-hot indie food magazine that defines cool now turns its attention to vegetables, with 100 recipes that elevate these humble ingredients to superstardom in true Lucky Peach fashion.


Winter Stews & One-Pot Dinners: Tasty Recipes that Fill Your Belly and Warm Your Heart by Daniella Malfitano (Oct. 18, trade paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-58157-457-9). Here are 50 surprisingly simple updates on classic recipes, most of which can be prepared ahead of time and cooked when you’re ready to eat.

Da Capo Lifelong

Gluten-Free Small Bites: Sweet and Savory Hand-Held Treats for On-the-Go Lifestyles and Entertaining by Nicole Hunn (Oct. 25, trade paper, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7382-1858-8). The author of Gluten Free on a Shoestring is back with 100 recipes for one-bite or small plates—for everything from parties (jalapeno poppers to pigs-in-blankets) to portable meals (hand pies, chalupas, and more). 30,000-copy announced first printing.


Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain (Oct. 25, hardcover, $37.50, ISBN 978-0-06-240995-9). Written with the no-holds-barred ethos of his renowned series, No Reservations and Parts Unknown, the celebrity chef and culinary explorer’s first cookbook in more than 10 years collects recipes for the home cook. 250,000-copy announced first printing.

Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking by Masaharu Morimoto (Nov. 8, hardcover, $45, ISBN 978-0-06-234438-0). The revered Iron Chef shows how to make flavorful, exciting traditional Japanese dishes at home in this beautiful cookbook that is sure to become a classic, featuring carefully selected recipes and more than 150 color photos. 60,000-copy announced first printing.

The Experiment

But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! 125 Recipes to Win Everyone Over—Picky Kids Will Try It, Hungry Adults Won’t Miss Meat, and Holiday Traditions Can Live On! by Kristy Turner (Nov. 15, trade paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-615193-42-4). From the bestselling author of But I Could Never Go Vegan is a cookbook for any household looking to eat more consciously, featuring recipes that will satisfy everyone at the table, both vegans and omnivores.


The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods by Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern (Sept. 13, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-250-07138-5). A magnetic duo and stars of the Brooklyn food scene, Alpern and Yoskowitz revitalize Old World food traditions for today’s modern kitchens in their debut cookbook.

Gibbs Smith

Eat More Tortillas by Donna Kelly and Stephanie Ashcraft (Aug. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4436-1) promotes tortillas as a staple of the American diet. Expanding readers’ horizons beyond the humble quesadilla, the authors offer 75 recipes for breakfasts, soups, salads, snacks, dinners, and desserts.

Globe Pequot

The New England Orchard Cookbook: Harvesting Dishes & Desserts from the Region’s Bounty by Linda Beaulieu (Aug. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4930-2540-4). This classic regional cookbook is filled with recipes from the orchards and cider mills of New England. Many of the featured farms grow more than just the classic apple––pears, peaches, berries, and more––and the 100 recipes included reflect that bounty.

Good Books

Fix-It and Forget-It Lazy and Slow Cookbook: 365 Days of Slow Cooker Recipes, edited by Hope Comerford (Jan. 3, trade paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68099-174-1), is the first in a new series of cookbooks for the lazy—or busy—cook in the household. For every week of the year, there’s a menu featuring seven dinners, along with a shopping list. 40,000-copy announced first printing.

Grand Central Life & Style

The Del Posto Cookbook by Mark Ladner (Nov. 1, hardcover, $50, ISBN 978-1-4555-6154-4) is the definitive cookbook on refined Italian cuisine by the celebrated chef at Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich’s award-winning restaurant in New York City. 50,000-copy announced first printing.

Mario Batali: Big American Cookbook; 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA by Mario Batali, with Jim Webster (Oct. 4, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-4555-8471-0). Batali’s delicious deep dive into American regional cooking presents 250 simple and delicious recipes, from San Diego fish tacos to Boston cream pie. 100,000-copy announced first printing.


The Wellness Mama Cookbook: 200 Easy-to-Prepare Recipes and Time-Saving Advice for the Busy Cook by Katie Wells (Dec. 27, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-451-496-911) The creator of the popular Wellness Mama blog and website that reaches over seven million dedicated fans a month offers more than 200 easy-to-prepare recipes and time-saving tips to show readers the simple, healthy way to cook delicious real food for the entire family in no time.


Life in Balance by Donna Hay (Sept. 6, trade paper, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-4607-5032-2). Australia’s most trusted home cook exalts a fresher approach to eating. 400,000-copy announced first printing.

Harper Wave

Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain’s Food Culture by Matt Goulding (Nov. 15, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-06-239413-2). The author of Rice, Noodle, Fish celebrates the delectable and sensuous culture and cuisine of Spain with this lushly illustrated food-driven travel guide filled with masterful narration, insider advice, and nearly 200 full-color photos. 25,000-copy announced first printing.

Harvard Common

The Acadiana Table: Cajun and Creole Home Cooking from the Heart of Louisiana by George Graham (Oct. 15, trade paper, $30, ISBN 978-1-55832-863-1). Get back to the roots of Louisiana cooking with these 125 Creole and Cajun-inspired creations that will delight fans of this unique regional cuisine.


Pub Grub: 77 Apps & Entrees to Satisfy Everyone’s Cravings by Redbook editors (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61837-203-1). This collection serves up an array of mouthwatering recipes for favorite “pub grub,” from soups and sandwiches to mac ’n’ cheese, pot pies, pizza, tacos, and more.


Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan, photos by Davide Luciano (Oct. 25, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-547-61484-7). Over the course of her baking career, Greenspan has created more than 300 cookie recipes. Yet she has never written a book about them—until now. 50,000-copy announced first printing.

The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem by Marcus Samuelsson (Oct. 18, hardcover, $37.50, ISBN 978-0-544-63977-5). Southern comfort food and multicultural recipes from the bestselling superstar chef’s well-known Harlem restaurant. 40,000-copy announced first printing.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

How to Bake Everything: Simple Recipes for the Best Baking by Mark Bittman (Oct. 4, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-470-52688-0) offers the ultimate baker’s resource, the simplest way to bake everything, from American favorites (baked Alaska) to of-the-moment updates (gingerbread whoopie pies). 75,000-copy announced first printing.


Mozza at Home: More than 150 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Relaxed, Family-Style Entertaining by Nancy Silverton and Carolynn Carreno (Oct. 25, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-385-35432-5). Silverton shares her renewed passion and provides 19 menus packed with easy-to-follow recipes that can be prepared in advance (no fancy restaurant equipment needed) and are perfect for entertaining.


The Meat Free Monday Cookbook: A Full Menu for Every Monday of the Year, edited by Annie Rigg (Sept. 1, trade paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-909487-49-9). In 2009, Paul, Stella, and Mary McCartney launched the Meat Free Monday campaign as a simple, straightforward idea to show everyone the value of eating less meat, and this cookbook shows how to achieve that.

Little Bookroom

Carne: Meat recipes from the kitchen of the American Academy in Rome by Chris Behr, photos by Annie Schlechter (Oct. 11, hardcover, $22, ISBN 978-1-936941-12-4). Following on the success of Biscotti, Zuppe, Pasta, and Verdure, all from the Rome Sustainable Food Project and the American Academy in Rome, Carne includes mouth-watering main course recipes, accompanied by 120 color photos, from one of the most innovative farm-to-table kitchens in the world.

Little, Brown

The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook: More Than 150 Delicious Recipes for Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health by Mark Hyman (Dec. 27, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-316-31750-4). The companion cookbook to Hyman’s revolutionary Eat Fat, Get Thin comes with more than 150 delicious, nutritious, heart- and waist-friendly recipes. 250,000-copy announced first printing.

The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan: Boost Brain Performance, Lose Weight, and Achieve Optimal Health by David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg (Oct. 25, hardcover, $28, ISBN 978-0-316-31919-5) is the official guide to Perlmutter’s revolutionary approach to vibrant health as described in his bestseller Grain Brain. 300,000-copy announced first printing.

Live to Eat: Cooking the Mediterranean Way by Michael Psilakis (Jan. 31, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-316-38013-3). The acclaimed chef and author of How to Roast a Lamb offers a simple strategy for healthy cooking, highlighting the ease, deliciousness, and proven benefits of the Mediterranean diet. 75,000-copy announced first printing.

Morrow Cookbooks

Guy Fieri Family Food: 125 Real-Deal Recipes—Kitchen Tested, Home Approved by Guy Fieri (Oct. 11, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224473-4). The Food Network superstar and bestselling author dishes up flavorful All-American family-friendly meals for weeknights and weekends alike. 250,000-copy announced first printing.

100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous: The Easy and Delicious Way to Cut Out Processed Food by Lisa Leake (Nov. 1, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243303-9). The bestselling author of 100 Days of Real Food, hugely popular blogger, and busy mom is back with more quick and easy recipes for healthy, uncomplicated fare—free of processed foods. 200,000-copy announced first printing.


Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China by Fuchsia Dunlop (Oct. 18, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-393-25438-9) draws on years of study and exploration to present the recipes, techniques, and ingredients of the Jiangnan kitchen.

Oxmoor House

The Hungry Fan’s Game Day Cookbook: 165 Recipes for Eating, Drinking & Watching Sports by Daina Falk (Aug. 23, trade paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-8487-4583-7). Featuring more than 100 simply delicious recipes and advice on tailgating anywhere, this cookbook is the perfect gift for sports fans of all stripes who love to eat. 50,000-copy announced first printing.

Page Street

Homestyle Vegan: Easy, Everyday Plant-Based Recipes by Amber St. Peter (Nov. 1, trade paper, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-283-3). Recreate your mom’s best homecooking in vegan form without meat substitutions or processed ingredients.


Central by Virgilio Martinez (Oct. 17, hardcover, $59.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7280-3), by internationally acclaimed Peruvian chef Martinez, follows the tasting menu at his signature restaurant, organized by the altitudes of Peru—from below sea level at the Pacific Ocean to the Andes.

Recipes from the Woods: The Book of Game and Forage by Jean-Francois Mallet (Sept. 5, hardcover, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7222-3). A classic book from Larousse with delicious recipes for game and other natural produce from the woods. These beautifully illustrated and simple-to-make recipes will bring the atmosphere of the forest into your home. With 100 color illustrations.

Reader’s Digest/Taste of Home

Taste of Home 100 Family Meals: Bringing the Family Back to the Table by editors at Taste of Home (Dec. 27, trade paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61765-582-1). In addition to main dishes, the editors offer fast-to-fix sides, no-fuss desserts, breakfast ideas, and more—for a total of 358 recipes.

Robert Rose

The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution: Manage Your Blood Sugar by Jill Hillhouse and Lisa Cantkier (Oct. 31, trade paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-7788-0548-9). These paleo-inspired recipes, the authors maintain, will give you the tools you need to manage or reverse high blood sugar levels while still enjoying delicious food.

Running Press

My Two Souths: Blending the Flavors of India into a Southern Kitchen by Asha Gomez and Martha Hall Foose (Oct. 11, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-7624-5783-0). In this cookbook debut, Gomez conjures up dishes rooted in her love of Deep South cooking, as well as the southern India flavors of her childhood home of Kerala. 25,000-copy announced first printing.

Ryland Peters & Small

Flavors of Morocco: Tagines and Other Delicious Recipes from North Africa by Ghillie Basan (Aug. 11, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-84975-784-3) collects recipes for authentic Moroccan dishes, allowing you to recreate at home the scents and flavors of this fascinating cuisine, which draws from the East, the Mediterranean, and Africa.


A Taste of Cuba: A Journey Through Cuba and Its Paladars by Cynthia Carris Alonso, Liza Gershman, and José Luis Alonso (Jan. 24, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1012-2) celebrates the delicious taste of Cuban cuisine and the sites, color, and energy of Cuban culture. 10,000-copy announced first printing.

Jacqui Small

Nostalgic Delights: A Sophisticated Trip Down Memory Lane by William Curley (Sept. 15, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-910254-57-8)reflects the award-winning chocolatier’s passion for taking classic recipes and modernizing them.

Square One

The Change Cookbook: Using the Power of Food to Transform Your Body, Your Health, and Your Life by Milan Ross and Scott Stoll (Oct. 1, trade paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7570-0438-4) includes more than 150 tasty vegan dishes that can help reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, boost one’s immune system, and decrease the odds of getting cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, strokes, or a host of other all-too-common health problems. 50,000-copy announced first printing.

St. Martin’s

Rao’s Classics: 150 Italian Favorites from the Legendary New York Restaurant by Frank Pellegrino Jr. (Nov. 1, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-250-00628-8). Pellegrino, the third generation of his family to operate the impossible-to-get-into Rao’s restaurant in East Harlem, offers recipes for the best, warmest, richest, and most timeless Italian dishes.


The New Pressure Cooker Cookbook: More than 150 Delicious, Fast & Nutritious Dishes by Ellen Brown (Oct. 4, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2175-2). In recent years, the pressure cooker has been reinvented, making it safer and easier to use than ever. This is the most up-to-date book on cooking with today’s new models.

Ten Speed

The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau by Abraham Conlon, Adrienne Lo, and Hugh Amano (Oct. 25, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-60774-895-3). With 100 recipes, this is the first book to explore the vibrant food culture of Macau—an East-meets-West melting pot of Chinese, Portuguese, Malaysian, and Indian foodways—as seen through the lens of the cult favorite Chicago restaurant Fat Rice.

Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons (Oct. 11, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-1-60774-748-2). From the James Beard and IACP Award–winning author of Bitters—one of the bestselling cocktail books of the past 10 years, with 80,000 copies in print—comes this exploration of the world of bitter liqueurs, ranging from familiar favorites such as Campari and Fernet Branca to more obscure potables such as Zucca and Ramazzotti, featuring more than 70 amaro-centric cocktail recipes.

Cuba! Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen by Dan Goldberg, Andrea Kuhn, and Jody Eddy (Sept. 20, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-1-60774-986-8) is packed with 75 approachable and delectable recipes for classic Cuban dishes; essays on Cuba’s culture, history, and politics; and hundreds of breathtaking photos, offering readers the opportunity to dive into the food and culture of this vibrant country.

The London Cookbook: Recipes from the Restaurants, Cafes, and Hole-in-the-Wall Gems of a Modern City by Aleksandra Crapanzano (Oct. 11, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-60774-813-7). From an award-winning food writer comes this intimate portrait of London—the global epicenter of cuisine—with 100 recipes from the city’s best restaurants, dessert boutiques, tea and coffee houses, cocktail lounges, and more—all lovingly adapted for the home kitchen.


Sweetness: Southern Recipes to Celebrate the Warmth, the Love, and the Blessings of a Full Life by Christy Jordan (Oct. 4, trade paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-8942-8). Jordan’s new cookbook is a celebration of sweetness in all its forms: sweet foods, sweet memories, sweet blessings, and a sweet life.