This spring sees more titles on the increasingly popular cuisines of Korea and Palestine, as well as those of two underexamined European regions, and two New York Times food writers come out with cookbooks of their own.
Amboy: Recipes from the Filipino-American Dream
Alvin Cailan and Alexandra Cuerdo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 12 ($35, ISBN 978-1-328-93173-3)
Cailin, owner of L.A.’s popular Eggslut restaurant and The Usual in New York City, shares favorite recipes from his Filipino-American upbringing.
Ana Ros: Sun and Rain
Ana Ros. Phaidon, Mar. 25 ($59.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7930-7)
Ros, the chef of the internationally acclaimed Hisa Franko in Slovenia, shares essays, stories, recipes, and photos of the countryside that influence her cooking.
Bitter Honey: Recipes and Stories from Sardinia
Letitia Clark. Hardie Grant, Apr. 28 ($35, ISBN 978-1-78488-277-8)
Clark, the former pastry chef of the Michelin-starred restaurant Ellory in London, celebrates the Italian island of Sardinia and offers such dishes as malloreddus pasta with crab, saffron and tomato, and almond panna cotta with poached apricots.
Chi Spacca: A New Approach to American Cooking
Nancy Silverton, with Ryan Denicola and Carolynn Carreno. Knopf, Apr. 28 ($35, ISBN 978-0-525-65465-0)
James Beard Award–winning chef Silverton shares recipes from Chi Spacca, her meat-focused L.A. restaurant, as she draws on her years living and cooking in Umbria, Italy.
Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France: A Cookbook
Melissa Clark. Clarkson Potter, Mar. 10 ($37.50, ISBN 978-0-553-44825-2)
New York Times food writer Clark offers her take on 150 classic French recipes, with such dishes as cornmeal and harissa soufflé and lamb shank cassoulet.
Falastin: A Cookbook
Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. Ten Speed, Apr. 28 ($35, ISBN 978-0-399-58173-1)
Tamimi, longtime executive chef at Ottolenghi restaurants, gives readers a culinary and historical tour of his native Palestine.
Meals, Music, and Muses: Recipes from My African American Kitchen
Alexander Smalls, with Veronica Chambers. Flatiron, Feb. 11 ($35, ISBN 978-1-250-09809-2)
Smalls, an opera singer and New York City restaurateur, offers recipes drawing on his South Carolina culinary roots. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
Magnolia Table, Vol. 2: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
Joanna Gaines. Morrow, Apr. 7 ($35, ISBN 978-0-06-282018-1)
Gaines follows up 2018’s Magnolia Table, which has sold 1.5 million print copies, per NPD BookScan, with 145 recipes for family meals.
My Korea: Traditional Flavors, Modern Recipes
Hooni Kim, with Aki Kamozawa. Norton, Apr. ($40, ISBN 978-0-393-43941-0)
“In this exciting debut, Kim, chef at Michelin-starred New York City restaurant Danji, collects Korean recipes that are in turn spicy, funky, and comforting,” says PW’s starred review.
See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends
Sam Sifton. Random House, Feb. 18 ($35, ISBN 978-1-4000-6992-7)
New York Times food editor and former restaurant critic Sifton brings back the art of Sunday supper with recipes meant for large gatherings.
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The United States of Cocktails: Recipes, Tales, and Traditions from Every State by Brian Bartels (May 19, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4287-3) explores state-by-state the history of cocktails in America, with illustrations, historical tidbits, and 100 recipes.
Keto Drinks: From Tasty Keto Coffee to Keto-Friendly Smoothies, Juices, and More, 100+ Recipes to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Boost Your Brainpower! by Faith Gorsky and Lara Clevenger (Apr. 21, $17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5072-1222-6) collects simple-to-concoct, low-carb coffees, juices, milkshakes, and smoothies.
The Ralph Nader and Family Cookbook: Classic Recipes from Lebanon and Beyond by Ralph Nader (Apr. 7, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-794-5). The political activist and his family share healthy, vegetable-focused recipes from his parents, who emigrated from Lebanon to Connecticut.
America’s Test Kitchen
100 Techniques: Master a Lifetime of Cooking Skills, from Basic to Bucket List, edited by America’s Test Kitchen (Apr. 7, $40, ISBN 978-1-945256-93-6). The editors of ATK disclose 100 cooking techniques and 200 recipes to help home cooks become masters of their kitchen.
Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou by Melissa M. Martin (Apr. 14, $35, ISBN 978-1-57965-847-2). New Orleans chef Martin presents oral histories and 100 Cajun recipes that celebrate her native region, which, she notes, is fast sinking into the Gulf of Mexico.
Procrastibaking: 100 Recipes for Getting Nothing Done in the Most Delicious Way Possible by Erin Gardner (Mar. 31, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-982117-74-0). The pastry chef and Erin Bakes blogger suggests 100 recipes for baking sweets from scratch, for those looking for an excuse to put off more important work.
Open Kitchen: Inspired Food for Casual Gatherings by Susan Spungen (Mar. 3, $35, ISBN 978-0-525-53667-3). “Spungen, founding food editor for Martha Stewart Living, serves up clever ideas for casual entertaining in this inspiring collection of guest-worthy recipes,” says PW’s review.
Eat Something: A Wise Sons Cookbook for Jews Who Like Food and Food Lovers Who Like Jews by Evan Bloom and Rachel Levin, illus. by George McCalman (Mar. 3, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4521-7874-5). Bloom, co-owner of San Francisco’s deli Wise Sons, shares 60 Jewish recipes for meals for all occasions.
The Phoenicia Diner Cookbook: Dishes and Dispatches from the Catskill Mountains by Mike Cioffi, Chris Bradley, and Sara B Franklin (Mar. 3, $32.50, ISBN 978-0-525-57513-9) collects 85 classic, comforting Americana dishes from the Phoenicia Diner in New York’s Catskill Mountains.
Leon Happy Fast Food by Rebecca Seal, John Vincent, and Jack Burke (Apr. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-84091-807-6). The folks from the restaurant chain return with healthy takes on international fast food favorites, from hamburgers to donburis.
Outlander Kitchen: To the New World and Back Again: The Second Official Outlander Companion Cookbook by Theresa Carle-Sanders (June 2, $35, ISBN 978-1-984855-15-2) plates a second helping of 100 18th-century American- and Scottish-themed dishes.
The Sicily Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from a Mediterranean Island by Cettina Vicenzino (Apr. 14, $30, ISBN 978-1-4654-9110-7) shares authentic Sicilian recipes, including peasant food, street food, and cucina dei monsù (fine-dining meals).
The Book of St. John by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver (Mar. 1, $55, ISBN 978-1-5291-0321-2) highlights recipes from the eponymous British restaurant, including braised rabbit with mustard and bacon, and confit suckling pig shoulder with dandelion greens.
The Tinned Fish Cookbook: Easy. Sustainable. 100% Delicious by Bart Van Olphen (May 12, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-61519-674-6) realizes the potential of canned seafood with 45 recipes for tuna, mackerel, herring, and mussels.
The Smoke Shop’s Backyard BBQ: Eat, Drink, and Party Like a Pitmaster by Andy Husbands and William Salazar (Feb. 18, $30, ISBN 978-1-59233-902-0). The owners of Boston’s Smoke Shop restaurant share recipes for pulled pork, chicken, pork belly, St. Louis ribs, and country ham and egg on Texas toast.
Welcome to Buttermilk Kitchen by Suzanne Vizethann, photos by Angie Mosier (Apr. 21, $30, ISBN 978-1-4236-5346-2). The head chef of Atlanta’s Buttermilk Kitchen includes 100 modern farm-to-table Southern recipes that are equally healthy and comforting.
Preserving, Potting and Pickling: Food from the Storecupboards of Europe by Elisabeth Luard (July 19, $45,
ISBN 978-1-911621-38-6). Following her European Peasant Cookery, Luard looks to the cupboards of Europe throughout history to retrieve recipes for English portable soup, the honey-and-almond turrón of Moorish Spain, and the marzipan of southern France.
Pamela Salzman’s Quicker Than Quick: 140 Crave-Worthy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Foods in 30 Minutes or Less by Pamela Salzman (Apr. 21, $28, ISBN 978-0-7382-8567-2). The L.A. cooking instructor and Kitchen Matters author collects her favorite healthy, quickly prepared, family-friendly recipes
Chicano Eats: Recipes from the Border by Esteban Castillo (Apr. 28, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291737-9). The creator of the Chicano Eats blog presents this survey of Chicano cuisine—Mexican food inspired by other ethnic and regional American dishes: poutine de carnitas, pistachio horchata, and masa chicken and dumplings.
Start Simple: Eleven Everyday Ingredients for Countless Weeknight Meals by Lukas Volger (Feb. 18, $30, ISBN 978-0-06-288359-9). From the creator of the James Beard Award–winning Jarry magazine comes this volume of everyday vegetarian cooking, based on 11 ingredients: sweet potatoes, tortillas, eggs, cabbage, hearty greens, beans, winter squash, mushrooms, tofu, summer squash, and cauliflower.
The No Waste Vegetable Cookbook: 100+ Recipes and Techniques for Whole Plant Cooking by Linda Ly (Apr. 7, $25, ISBN 978-1-55832-997-3). Building on her CSA Cookbook, Ly shares 105 seasonal recipes to make good use of greens, beans, roots, and herbs.
My Pinewood Kitchen, a Southern Culinary Cure: 100+ Crazy Delicious, Gluten-Free Recipes to Reduce Inflammation and Make Your Gut Happy by Mee McCormick (Apr. 14, $26.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7573-2352-2) incorporates Southern-inspired recipes for more healthy meals.
Healthy Keto: Prevention Healing Kitchen: 75+ Plant-Based, Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes by the editors of Prevention (Mar. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-950785-05-6) suggests a plant-based approach to the keto diet with 75 high-fat, low-carb recipes.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Serial Griller: Grillmaster Secrets for Flame-Cooked Perfection by Matt Moore (Apr. 21, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-358-18726-4). The master griller imparts barbecue wisdom, incorporating various methods and techniques he learned while grilling throughout America. 60,000-copy announced first printing.
Faith, Family & the Feast: Recipes to Feed Your Crew from the Grill, Garden, and Iron Skillet by Kent and Shannon Rollins (Mar. 17, $30, ISBN 978-0-358-12449-8). Husband-and-wife authors follow up A Taste of Cowboy with their take on Southern and Western favorites, such as honey-chipotle chicken and cracklin’ cornbread in the skillet. 60,000-copy announced first printing.
The Pastry School: Master Sweet and Savoury Pies, Tarts and Pastries at Home by Julie Jones (Apr. 7, $34.99, ISBN 978-0-85783-780-6) is a master class on baking dishes both sweet and savory with 70 recipes, including tartiflette miniature pie and a chamomile panna cotta tart.
The Batch Lady by Suzanne Mulholland (Apr. 14, $28.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300030-8). Mulholland instructs on how to save money and eliminate waste by planning and shopping ahead and by cooking weekly meals in batches.
Made for You: Spring: Recipes for Gifts and Celebrations by Sophie Hansen (Apr. 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-911632-79-5) shares ideas for preparing, packing, and presenting seasonal recipes for those celebrating milestone occasions, recovering from illnesses, or simply as a gift.
Beyond Borscht: Old World Recipes from Ukraine and Eastern Europe by Tatyana Nesteruk (Mar. 31, $21.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-62414-960-3). Eastern European food blogger Nesteruk opens a window onto the food and customs of her native Ukraine, and includes dishes from Russia and other Eastern European countries.
30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution: A Sustainable Cookbook by Ollie Hunter (Mar. 17, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-911641-34-6) suggests a 30-day plan of recipes containing local and homemade ingredients in order to leave the lowest possible carbon footprint.
Easy Keto: 70+ Simple and Delicious Ideas by Pete Evans (Mar. 1, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-76078-181-1) instructs home cooks new to keto how to prepare meals low in carbs and high in healthy fats, and includes tips on shopping and stocking a pantry.
Charred: The Complete Guide to Vegetarian Grilling and Barbecue by Genevieve Taylor (May 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-78713-427-0). These 70 recipes highlight vegetables on the outdoor grill, such as whole roast cauliflower in spiced garlic butter, griddled radicchio with burrata and figs, and corn on the cob with Cambodian coconut, lime, and chili.
Khazana: A Treasure Trove of Indo-Persian Recipes Inspired by the Mughals by Saliha Mahmood Ahmed (Mar. 2, $30, ISBN 978-1-4736-7856-9). Winner of MasterChef 2017, Ahmed brings to the table her fusion of Indo-Persian food, with such recipes as smoked chicken-and-basil kebabs, and mogul baked cod korma.
The Ladies’ Village Improvement Society Cookbook: Eating and Entertaining in East Hampton by Florence Fabricant (Apr. 7, $45, ISBN 978-0-8478-6519-2) celebrates the food of the Hamptons, highlighting local farmers and vintners, as well as members of Hamptons society who have roots in the food world, such as Martha Stewart, Ina Garten, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Eli Zabar.
Modern Country Cooking: Kitchen Skills and Seasonal Recipes from Salt Water Farm by Annemarie Ahearn (Apr. 21, $35, ISBN 978-1-61180-654-0). The proprietor of the cooking school at Maine’s Salt Water Farm offers this guide to kitchen fundamentals in 75 recipes.
The Bob Ross Cookbook: Happy Little Recipes for Family and Friends by Robb Pearlman (May 26, $20, ISBN 978-0-7624-6913-0) features comfort food inspired by the landscape paintings of Bob Ross, and featuring quotes and full-color food illustrations by the artist.
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Share: Delicious Platters and Boards for Social Dining by Theo A. Michaels (Mar. 10, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78879-211-0). The MasterChef UK finalist and Orexi! author shares 75 dishes presented on platters or boards to be shared by a group, be it a Sunday brunch, summer picnic, or Thanksgiving dinner.
Simon & Schuster
Everyone Can Bake: Simple Recipes to Master and Mix by Dominique Ansel (Apr. 14, $35, ISBN 978-1-5011-9471-9). French-born, New York City pastry chef Ansel takes the fear out of baking by offering building blocks for making jams and buttercream and for creating tarts and cakes.
High Tea: Cannabis Cakes, Tarts & Bakes by Diana Isaiou (Apr. 21, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-925811-43-8) takes a British-style, high tea approach to preparing and serving cannabis-laced baked goods—as in cannabis croquembouche and sativa butter tarts.
Rustic Joyful Food: Generations by Danielle Kartes (Feb. 17, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9789-3). Kartes, who appears regularly on the Rachael Ray Show, brings to the table comfort food as passed down through generations of her family.
Eat Well, Be Well: 100 Plant-Based, Gluten-Free & Refined-Sugar-Free Recipes by Jana Cristofano (Apr. 7, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3377-9). Nutritioncity blogger Cristofano helps home cooks create vegetarian meals that are free of gluten and refined sugar.
St. Martin’s Essentials
Pinch of Nom: 100 Slimming Home-Style Recipes by Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone (May 12, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26955-3). From the U.K. food blog Pinch of Nom comes this collection of recipes to help home cooks lose weight, especially those following Weight Watchers or other goal-oriented eating programs.
Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner: 50 Winning Ways to Cook It Up! by Stacie Billis (Apr. 28, $16.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63586-156-3) highlights the versatility of poultry with such recipes as tarragon chicken with fennel and lemon, and za’atar chicken with pine nuts and dates.
Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore by Darra Goldstein (Feb. 4, $37.50, ISBN 978-0-399-58039-0). In 100 recipes, both traditional and contemporary, Goldstein surveys the food of Russia, known for its whole grains, preserved and fermented foods, and hearty dishes.
Friuli Food and Wine: Frasca Cooking from Northern Italy’s Mountains, Vineyards, and Seaside by Bobby Stuckey, Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, and Meredith Erickson (Apr. 21, $45, ISBN 978-0-399-58061-1). Master sommelier Stucky and James Beard Award–winning chef Mackinnon-Patterson open a window onto the food of Italy’s northeast Friuli Venezia Giulia, a region bordered by Austria, Slovenia, and the Adriatic Sea.
Tequila & Tacos: A Guide to Spirited Pairings by Katherine Cobbs (Apr. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-982137-59-5) pairs two Mexican favorites, featuring classic tacos, as well as such new takes as one with fried brussels sprouts that can be accompanied by, perhaps, a mezcal Manhattan.
The Goldbergs Cookbook by Beverly Goldberg and Jenn Fujikawa (Apr. 7, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7893-3675-0). Fans of the TV sitcom The Goldbergs will find 1980s-inspired retro dishes such as Beverly’s Shrimp Parm and Barry’s Special Power Chili.
How to Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet by Sophie Egan (Mar. 17, $16.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-0738-2) encourages conscientious home cooks to make informed environmental choices when purchasing and disposing of food and offers tips on eating and cooking sustainably.
This article has been updated with new bibliographic information for some titles.