The Cape Cod Cookbook: 200 Traditional Recipes from Chatham Cranberry Salsa to Provincetown Crab Cakes (Apr., $14.95) by Jerome Rubin brings the pleasures of coastal New England cooking to the table. Author publicity.
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Weekend on a Plate (May, $19.95) by Gabriel Gaté features recipes from Australia's celebrity chef.
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
Last Minute Meals with Six Ingredients or Less for People with Diabetes (Apr., $12.95) by Nancy S. Hughes simplifies cooking for those with diabetes.
The Slow Cooker Cookbook (May, $16.95) by Gina Steer offers more than 50 recipes for soups and hearty meat and fish dishes.
California Culinary Academy's World Cuisine (Apr., $21.95) is the companion book to a PBS-TV series and features recipes by the culinary school's chefs.
Adirondack Cuisine (May, $24.95) by Armand VanderStigchel and Bob Birkel Jr. features dishes using the locally produced food of this upstate New York region.
Miserly Meals (Aug., $10.99) by Jonni McCoy highlights 200 recipes that can feed a family for less than 75 cents per serving.
Andrea Immer's Wine Buying Guide for Everyone (May, $12.95) by Andrea Immer. A wine expert delivers her first annual guide for the average wine drinker.
Midnight Snacks: With More Than 100 Enticing, Easy Recipes (Aug., $16.95) by Michael J. Rosen and Sharon Reiss celebrates the little snack dishes that everyone craves.
Mangia Bene!: An Italian American Family Cookbook (July, $17.95) by Kate DeVivo offers recipes, wit and wisdom from a family who has traced its roots back 100 years.
The Kitchen Answer Book: 5,000 Answers to All of Your Kitchen and Cooking Questions (Apr., $22.95) by Hank Rubin is for professionals and nonprofessionals alike.
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Vegan Baking (Apr., $9.95) by Linda Majzlik includes more than 100 new recipes.
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Booze: The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century (Mar., $27.95) by Richard Neil is aimed at the young and eager-to-try-anything, the fastest growing segment of the liquor market.
At Home with Friends (June, $22.95) by Michele Adams and Gia Russo outlines 10 party menus with more than 60 recipes. TV satellite tour.
Everything Tastes Better with Bacon (July, $18.95) by Sara Perry. More than 70 recipes include classic breakfast dishes and unique items including bacon brittle. TV satellite tour.
Reprint: She Came in Through the Kitchen Window: Recipes Inspired by the Beatles and Their Music (June, $14) by Stephen J. Spignesi.
Vegetarian Cooking for Starters (June, $9.95) by Blanche Agassy McCord gives straightforward advice for those new to the vegetarian experience.
The Fibromyalgia Cookbook (Apr., $14.95) by Shelley Ann Velekei provides recipes that will ease the discomfort of those suffering from this affliction.
Fell's Official Know-It-All Guide: Easy Entertaining (May, $16.95) by Edith Gilbert shows how to take the stress out of hosting simple to elegant parties. Ad/promo.
The Sicilian Gentleman's Cookbook (Apr., $19.95) by Don Baratta. More than 160 recipes come with anecdotes and Old World philosophy.
GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS
Who Eats What: The Weird and Wonderful Tastes of America's Regional Cuisine (May, $18.95) by Linda Stradley features regional specialties from the Philly cheese steak and Boston baked beans to Kringle, Spiedies and Burgoo. Author tour.
HARVARD COMMON PRESS
The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook: 275 Hearty and Healthy Meat-Free Recipes for Burgers, Steaks, Stews, Chilis, Casseroles, Pot Pies, Curries, Pizza, Pasta, and Other Stick-to-Your Ribs Favorites (Mar., $29.95) by Robin Robertson. 50,000 first printing. 14-city author tour.
Icebox Pies: 100 Scrumptious Recipes for No-Bake No-Fail Pies (May, $24.95) by Lauren Chattman. Try classic and exotic pies that are simple and delicious. 30,000 first printing.
I Can Cook, You Can Cook: Simply Great Recipes (May, $20) by Wayne Brokke is by the owner of Wayne's BBQ, one of Baltimore's award-winning Inner Harbor restaurants.
The Book of Fondues, Vol. 2 (Apr.) and The Book of Sauces, Vol. 2 (May, $12 each) by Lesley Mackley feature versatile recipes.
JAPAN PUBLICATIONS TRADING
Authentic Japanese Cuisine for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide (June, $17.95) by Sabi Shinojima introduces novices to Japanese cooking with 70 recipes.
Food Festival U.S.A. (Apr., $24.95) by Becky Mercuri. Mercuri travels from state to state offering information on each festival plus recipes.
Camp Cook's Companion: A Pocket Guide (May, $10.95) by Alan Kesselheim shows how to cook in one pan or over a fire using fresh or dehydrated ingredients without sacrificing taste, variety or nutrition.
Better Homes and Gardens Hometown Favorites: The Best in Community Cooking from Coast to Coast (Mar., $19.95) provides more than 230 recipes. 50,000 first printing.
The Ultimate Shrimp Book: More Than 700 Recipes for Everyone's Favorite Seafood Prepared in Every Way Imaginable (Mar., $16.95) by Bruce Weinstein is for shrimp lovers.
The New Food Lover's Tiptionary: More Than 4,500 Food and Drink Tips, Secrets, Shortcuts, and Other Things Cookbooks Never Tell You (Aug., $16.95) by Sharon T. Herbst is organized alphabetically.
Reprints: Thrill of the Grill: Techniques, Recipes, & Down-Home Barbecue (May, $17.95) by Christopher Schlesinger and John Willoughby; Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini: Sandwiches, Italian Style (Aug., $18.95) by Viana LaPlace.
NEW YORK REVIEW of BOOKS CLASSICS
A Book of Mediterranean Food and Summer Cooking (May, $12.95 each) by Elizabeth David are classics from David's repertoire.
The Ballymaloe Bread Book (June, $18.95) by Tim Allen is an introduction to baking from an Irish cooking school.
In the Kitchen with Heloise (Mar., $14.95) by Heloise helps readers fine-tune their organizing, storing, cooking and cleaning skills.
Summer Smoothies (Apr., $12.95) by Donna Pliner Rodnitzky provides easy recipes to cool the summer heat.
JAX Restaurant's Book of Fish (June, $30) by Jill Zeh Richter and Dave Query offers recipes, techniques and tips.
Reprint: Healthy Life Kitchen (June, $15.95) by Marilu Henner.
The Best Diabetes Cookbook (Apr., $18.95) by Katherine E. Younker gathers recipes for diabetics.
Better Food for Kids: Your Essential Guide to Nutrition for All Children from Age 2 to 6 (June; $17.95, cloth $27.95) by Daina Kalnins and Joanne Saab assists parents in teaching lifelong good-nutrition habits to their children.
The Art of Food Sculpture (Mar., $19.95) by Yuci Tan includes hundreds of projects including garnishes and centerpieces.
A Taste for Adventure (Mar., $14) by Anik See is a first-person account of cuisines from around the world.
Reprint: George Forman's Big Book of Grilling, Barbecue, and Rotisserie (June, $14) by George Forman with Barbara Witt.
Cocktails for Wimps: Shake, Blend & Serve the Coolest Cocktails (Apr., $17.95) by Salvatore Calabrese teaches the novice the mixologist's skills.
Corn: Roasted, Creamed, Simmered, and More (July, $14.95) by Olwen Woodier celebrates this much-loved vegetable with 140 recipes.
The Classic ZucchiniCookbook: 225 Recipes for All Kinds of Squash (June, $14.95) by Nancy C. Ralston and Marynor Jordan with Andrea Chesman includes how to select, store, clean and preserve all kinds of squash.
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Baker: The Best of International Baking from Australian & New Zealand Professionals (Apr., $19.95) by Lauraine Jacobs and Dean Brettschneider presents recipes collected from 26 bakers.
TEN SPEED PRESS
Martin Yan's Asian Favorites: From Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand (Mar.; $21.95, cloth $29.95) by Martin Yan is the companion book to Yan's latest public television show.
Wok Fast (Apr., $17.95) by Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison emphasizes short ingredient lists and make-ahead tips.
Adventures in Wine: True Stories of Vineyards and Vintages Around the World (Apr., $17.95), edited by Thom Elkjer, serves tales of wine, travel and friendship from such writers as Peter Mayle, Diane Johnson and Gerald Asher.
Tropical Asian Cooking: Exotic Flavors from Equatorial Asia (July, $24.95) by Wendy Hutton provides eclectic recipes from Four Seasons chefs working on the cutting edge of South and Southeast Asia's tropical cuisine.
Reprint: The Joy of Japanese Cooking: The Classic Introduction to Japanese Cuisine (Apr., $24.95) by Kuwako Takahashi.
The Cooking Club Cookbook: Six Friends Show You How to Bake, Broil, and Bond (June, $22.95) is the story of how six friends learned to cook, the recipes they created and the fun they had along the way. Author tour.
Contemporary Japanese Cuisine: Classic Recipes, Fresh Flavors (Mar., $19.95) by Hideo Dekura brings this cuisine alive for the home cook.
Healthy Salads from Southeast Asia (Mar., $19.95) by Vatcharin Bhumichitr introduces salad fare from nine Southeast Asian countries.
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Fire and Smoke: The Essential Barbecue (Apr., $16.95) is for the barbecue aficionado.
The Toaster Oven Cookbook (Apr., $16.95) by Maria Hauschel. Make everything from appetizers to desserts using this modest kitchen appliance.
You Say Potato!: Elgy's Book of Finest Potato Recipes (Mar., $11.95) by Elgy Gillespie uses the humble spud in recipes from soups through main dishes.
Beer Can Chicken (May, $12.95) by Steven Raichlen suggests unconventional but fun recipes. 75,000 first printing. $50,000 ad promo. 15-city author tour.