This season’s cookbooks get creative with veggies, explore the benefits of outdoor grilling, and crisscross the globe to celebrate and reimagine international flavors.

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The Authentic Ukrainian Kitchen: Recipes from a Native Chef

Ievgen Klopotenko. Voracious, May 14 ($35, ISBN 978-0-316-55939-3)

Klopotenko, a former winner of Ukraine’s MasterChef, honors the national cuisine and resilient spirit of the “breadbasket of Europe.”

Bright Cooking: Recipes for the Modern Palate

Camille Becerra. Chronicle, May 21 ($37.50, ISBN 978-1-79721-385-9)

Chef and food stylist Becerra serves up a medley of plant-forward dishes that she promises are as nourishing as they are eye-catching. 60,000-copy announced first printing.

Dac Biet: An Extra-Special Vietnamese Cookbook

Nini Nguyen, with Sarah Zorn. Knopf, June 18 ($38, ISBN 978-0-593-53554-7)

Vietnamese classics get kicked up a notch in this recipe collection, whether by a garnish of salty caviar or a twist of Cajun seasoning from chef Nguyen’s home city of New Orleans. 75,000-copy announced first printing.

Eat Like a Legend: Delicious, Super Easy Recipes to Perform at Your Peak

Dan Churchill. HarperOne, May 21 ($34.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328422-7)

Athletes and average Joes alike can increase their endurance, focus, and muscle mass through simple, nutritious, and easy weeknight dishes, according to DudeFood author Churchill. 100,000-copy announced first printing.

The Feel Good Foodie Cookbook: 125 Recipes Enhanced with Mediterranean Flavors

Yumna Jawad. Rodale, May 7 ($32.50, ISBN 978-0-593-57950-3)

Jawad, whose Feel Good Foodie blog helped to launch the baked feta pasta trend, shares similarly low-maintenance dishes. 150,000-copy announced first printing.

The “I Love My Air Fryer” Easy Recipes Book: From Pancake Muffins to Honey Balsamic Chicken Wings, 175 Quick and Easy Recipes

Robin Fields. Adams Media, Apr. 9 ($17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5072-2198-3)

Thanks to the now ubiquitous appliance, ordinary ingredients can become satisfying snacks, mains, and desserts in 30 minutes or less, promises chef Fields. 75,000-copy announced first printing.

The MeatEater Outdoor Cookbook: Wild Game Recipes for the Grill, Smoker, Campstove, and Campfire

Steven Rinella, with Krista Ruane. Random House, Apr. 23 ($38, ISBN 978-0-593-44903-5)

Rinella follows up his bestseller The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook with more than 100 recipes for those looking to catch and prepare their game in the great outdoors.

Plantyou: Scrappy Cooking: 140+ Plant-Based Zero-Waste Recipes That Are Good for You, Your Wallet, and the Planet

Carleigh Bodrug. Hachette Go, Apr. 2 ($32, ISBN 978-0-306-83242-0)

Chefs can save money and the planet with dishes that repurpose pantry leftovers, salvage food scraps, and prioritize veggies, suggests Scrappy Cooking YouTuber Bodrug.

Roots, Heart, Soul: The Story, Celebration, and Recipes of Afro Cuisine in America

Todd Richards, with Amy Paige Condon. Harvest, Feb. 20 ($35, ISBN 978-0-358-61267-4)

The IACP Award–winning author of Soul traces the rich and complicated history of West African diaspora cooking and spotlights key dishes that define it.

Zaytinya: Delicious Mediterranean Dishes from Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon

José Andrés. Ecco, Mar. 19 ($45, ISBN 978-0-06-332790-0)

Restaurateur Andrés shares recipes from his eponymous restaurant and showcases the techniques and traditions used to make them. 100,000-copy announced first printing.

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American Grill: 125 Recipes for Mastering Live Fire by Tyler Florence (May 28, $35, ISBN 978-1-4197-6995-5) breaks down the ins and outs of charring, caramelizing, and marinating meats and vegetables over an open flame.

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The Bourbon Drinker’s Companion: A Guide to American Distilleries, with Travel Advice, Folklore, and Tasting Notes by Colin Spoelman (May 14, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6609-1) celebrates the eponymous American spirit with a mix of whiskey history, lore, and distilleries to visit.


A Whisper of Cardamom: 80 Sweetly Spiced Recipes to Fall in Love With by Eleanor Ford (Mar. 5, $40, ISBN 978-1-954641-32-7) marries sugar and spice in baked goods and desserts that play up a host of flavor profiles.

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The Book of Sandwiches: Delicious to the Last Bite: Recipes for Every Sandwich Lover by Jason Skrobar (Apr. 30, $28, ISBN 978-0-525-61252-0). The lunchtime standby gets its due in this assemblage of classics (the BLT), innovations (soft-shell crab), and creations that some may not think qualify as sandwiches (veggie and meat burgers).

Good Food, Good Mood: 100 Nourishing Recipes to Support Mind and Body Wellness by Tamara Green and Sarah Grossman (Mar. 26, $30, ISBN 978-0-525-61198-1). Nutritionists Green and Grossman show how the stressed-out can cook their way to calm with dishes that balance blood sugar, boost fiber, and provide protein without sacrificing flavor.


Jang: The Soul of Korean Cooking (More than 60 Recipes Featuring Gochujang, Doenjang, and Ganjang) by Mingoo Kang (Mar. 12, $35, ISBN 978-1-64829-186-9) introduces readers to more than 60 jangs—umami sauces that mix soybeans, water, and salt—that form the bedrock of Korean cuisine.

The Jewish Holiday Table: A World of Recipes, Traditions and Stories to Celebrate All Year Long by Naama Shefi (Mar. 12, $35, ISBN 978-1-64829-097-8) gathers family stories and signature festive dishes from 30 Jewish chefs.


Greekish: Everyday Recipes with Greek Roots by Georgina Hayden (Apr. 25, $35, ISBN 978-1-5266-3066-7) features weeknight dishes that spotlight such Mediterranean ingredients as fish and halloumi cheese.

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Mocktail Lounge: Creative Alcohol-Free Cocktails to Elevate Your Sipping Hour by Dylan Swift (June 11, $18, ISBN 978-1-250-34008-5) promises that happy hour can happen without the booze and offers alternatives beyond the Shirley Temple.


Le Sud: Recipes + Stories from Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur by Rebekah Peppler (Apr. 23, $35, ISBN 978-1-79721-953-0) harnesses the spirit of southern France in a medley of dishes, drinks, and lifestyle tips.

The Vibrant Hong Kong Table: 88 Iconic Vegan Recipes from Dim Sum to Sweet Buns by Christine Wong (Apr. 9, $32.50, ISBN 978-1-79721-991-2) serves up plant-based versions of the city’s signature dishes, from sampan congee to fish balls.


Budget Family Food: Delicious Money-Saving Meals for All the Family by Rebecca Wilson (Mar. 19, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-241-62488-3) gets creative with pantry staples and seasonal ingredients in 80 recipes that are easy to make and affordable.


Tacos Forever: A Jonathan Gold Reader by Jonathan Gold (July 2, $30, ISBN 978-0-06-239967-0) gathers the late L.A. Times food critic’s best writing from across an illustrious career. 50,000-copy announced first printing.


Gas Fire Heat: Essential Recipes and Secrets for Cooking Outdoors by Aly Romero (May 14, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-910-1). Home cooks can translate their dishes from the kitchen to the campground, promises chef Romero in this guide to preparing meals in the great outdoors.

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Cook Simply, Live Fully: Flexible, Flavorful Dinner Recipes for Any Mood by Yasmin Fahr (Apr. 16, $37.50, ISBN 978-0-06-328417-3). The NYT Cooking contributor refreshes the ho-hum weekday supper in recipes tailored to energy level, from “too tired to chop vegetables” to “up for a challenge but please make it snappy.” 50,000-copy announced first printing.


Flavorama: A Guide to Unlocking the Art and Science of Flavor by Arielle Johnson (Mar. 12, $40, ISBN 978-0-358-09313-8) delves into the chemistry of flavor, and explores how cooks can utilize it to get creative in the kitchen.

Indulge: Delicious and Decadent Dishes to Enjoy and Share by Valerie Bertinelli (Apr. 2, $35, ISBN 978-0-06-324472-6). Actor and Enough Already author Bertinelli presents recipes that splurge on calories, fancy ingredients, or intricate prep.

Priya’s Kitchen Adventures: A Cookbook for Kids by Priya Krishna (Apr. 30, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-358-69293-5) guides budding chefs on a culinary tour from China to Morocco to Italy, weaving recipes with tales of the Indian-ish author’s own childhood travels.


Desified: Delicious Recipes for Ramadan, Eid and Every Day by Zaynah Din (Feb. 6, $35, ISBN 978-1-62371-117-7) infuses traditional South Asian flavors into dishes that work equally well for breaking one’s fast or preparing a regular weekday meal.

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Italy in a Wineglass: The Story of Italy Through Its Wines by Marc Millon (May 21, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-68589-097-1) traces the country’s history via its vineyards, spotlighting, among other varietals, a grape that dates to ancient Pompeii and a red produced at an estate still owned by Dante Alighieri’s direct descendants.


Anything’s Pastable: 81 Inventive Pasta Recipes for Saucy People by Dan Pashman (Mar. 19, $35, ISBN 978-0-06-329112-6). The Sporkful podcaster and author of Eat More Better turns his attention to nontraditional sauces in recipes for shakshuka and shells, kimchi carbonara, and more.


Amrikan: 125 Recipes from the Indian American Diaspora by Khushbu Shah (June 11, $35, ISBN 978-1-324-03625-8). Unexpected
grocery store staples, from instant noodles to graham crackers, find their way into Indian fare in this celebration of the cuisine’s versatility.

Niçoise: Market-Inspired Cooking from France’s Sunniest City by Rosa Jackson (Apr. 9, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-324-02116-2) takes readers to the city on the French Riviera, where the popular cooking school Les Petits Farcis offers seasonal Francophile recipes beyond the salade Niçoise.


Bold: Big Flavour Twists to Classic Dishes by Nisha Katona (Mar. 5, $35, ISBN 978-1-84899-423-2) dishes up unorthodox tastes and ingredient combinations (think “figgy meatloaf”) for those willing to step outside the culinary box.


Classic French Recipes by Ginette Mathiot (Apr. 17, $59.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-679-8) collects more than 170 recipes from the late authority on French home cooking.


China in Seven Banquets: A Flavourful History by Thomas David DuBois (June 12, $25, ISBN 978-1-78914-861-9) utilizes seven distinct meals to explore different culinary eras of Chinese history, from a lavish Eight Treasures feast of ancient times to a modern delivery menu.


Everyday Delicious: 30 Minute(ish) Home-Cooked Meals Made Simple: A Cookbook by Rocco DiSpirito (Apr. 30, $32.50, ISBN 978-1-984825-23-0). The James Beard Award winner shares the low-key weekday dishes that helped reignite his love of cooking for friends and family during the pandemic. 100,000-copy announced first printing.

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Sip Me, Baby, One More Time: Cocktails Inspired by Pop Music’s Iconic Women by Ashley Gibson (Apr. 9, $20, ISBN 978-0-7624-8362-4). Chart-topping tracks from Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift inspire these creative drink recipes that aim to capture the emotions of pop music, from defiance to heartbreak.

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Bubble Tea: 50 Fun Recipes for Boba and Beyond (June 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78879-585-2) tracks the spread of the trendy Taiwanese drink across North America since 2009, and suggests fruit-flavored and traditional tea-based variations.

Cocina de Andalucia: Spanish Recipes from the Land of a Thousand Landscapes by Maria Jose Sevilla (Apr. 9, $30, ISBN 978-1-78879-587-6) highlights the region’s Moorish, Christian, and Jewish roots in 75 recipes.


Forage. Gather. Feast: 100+ Recipes from West Coast Forests, Shores, and Urban Spaces by Maria Finn (Apr. 9, $29.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63217-486-4) shows how to transform forest huckleberries, backyard mushrooms, and other forageable ingredients into home-cooked meals that honor nature’s abundance.

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My Mexican Mesa, Y Listo! Beautiful Flavors, Family Style by Jenny Martinez (Apr. 30, $32.50, ISBN 978-1-66800-997-0). The TikTokker rounds up 100 dishes that draw on the flavors of her childhood and are best enjoyed around the family table.


Hebridean Baker: At Home: Flavors & Folklore from the Scottish Islands by Coinneach MacLeod (Feb. 13, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4642-1623-7) serves up a medley of traditional dishes, stories, and songs that celebrate the author’s home country.


Japanese Style Plant-Based Cooking: 80 Amazing Vegan Recipes from Japan’s Leading Macrobiotic Chef and Food Writer by Yumiko Kano (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-4-8053-1745-7) contains a primer on Japanese culinary techniques and an assortment of recipes that aim to transform ordinary vegetables into gourmet meals.

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Big Night: Dinners, Parties, and Dinner Parties by Katherine Lewin (June 4, $35, ISBN 978-1-4549-5213-8). The owner of the event-planning store Big Night NYC spotlights crowd-pleasing recipes for dinner parties and other big events.


Stuzzichini: The Art of the Italian Snack by Stef Ferrari (Apr. 23, $30, ISBN 978-0-316-54390-3) travels from Sicily to Tuscany for an assortment of happy hour bites and cocktails.

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Sweet Treats from Brownies to Brioche: 10 Ingredients, 100 Recipes by Mel Asseraf (Apr. 16, $35, ISBN 979-8-88674-117-9). The two-time Chopped champion demystifies French cooking techniques and invites readers to use them in recipes for cookies, festive cakes, and fancy French pastries.


The Vegetable Eater: The New Playbook for Cooking Vegetarian by Cara Mangini (Mar. 19, $35, ISBN 978-1-5235-1494-6) presents more than 100 manageable, vegetable-forward dishes best cooked at home.


Love Language of the South: A Celebration of the Food, the Hospitality, and the Stories of My Southern Home by Stacy Lyn Harris (Mar. 5, $32, ISBN 978-1-5460-0426-4). In this ode to her Dixie roots, The Sporting Chef TV host mixes memoir with recipes for Southern classics and entertaining tips.

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