ALLEN & UNWIN (dist. by IPG)
The Kitchen Hand: A Miscellany of Kitchen Wisdom (Oct., $11.95) by Anthony Telford is a reference that includes metric conversions, equivalent weights and rescue remedies for dishes.
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
Graham Kerr's Simply Splendid Cookbook (Nov., $12.95) Graham Kerr and Treena Kerr. All of the recipes substitute the artificial sweetener Splenda for sugar.
AMERICAN EXPRESS (dist. by Sterling)
Food & Wine
Magazine's Wine Guide 2005 (Sept., $11.95) by Jamal A. Rayyis is expanded with a new bargain wine index.
ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Vive le Vegan: Simple, Delectable Recipes for the Everyday Vegan Family (Nov., $19.95) by Dreena Burton focuses on family-oriented, animal-free recipes and menus.
Saving Dinner the Low-Carb Way (Jan., $14.95) by Leanne Ely offers weekly meal planners aimed at keeping the family healthy. Author publicity.
BLACK DOG & LEVENTHAL
Fry Light, Fry Right: Fried-Food Flavor Without Deep Frying (Sept., $12.95) by Elaine Magee. A dietician and nutritionist suggests alternative cooking methods for favorite fried foods.
Recipe for a Book Club: A Monthly Guide for Hosting Your Own Reading Group (Oct., $19.95) by Mary O'Hare and Rose Storey plans inventive reading-group parties with suggestions for themes, menus and recipes, reading lists and provocative questions.
CASSELL ILLUSTRATED (dist. by Sterling)
100 Great Curries (Sept., $17.95) by Keith Floyd includes a spice chart listing spices of the world and their uses and a heat guide with rankings from mild to flaming hot.
The Slow Food Guide to Chicago: Restaurants, Markets, Bars (Sept., $20) by Kelly Gibson and Portia Belloc Lowndes is the newest addition to the Slow Food City Guide series which gathers more than 500 restaurant reviews from the Windy City.
Martin Yan Quick and Easy (Oct., $24.95) by Martin Yan is a companion to the PBS series with recipes that take less than 30 minutes to prepare.
Atomic Kitchen: Gadgets and Inventions for Yesterday's Cook (Oct., $19.95) by Brian Alexander features a gallery of gadgets and cooking devices that have appeared—and disappeared—since the 1950s.
DOWN EAST BOOKS
The Maine Sporting Camp Cookbook: 450 Most Requested Recipes (Sept., $21.95) by Alice Arlen gathers recipes from 47 of Maine's most popular sporting camps.
FAIR WINDS PRESS
500 More Low-Carb Recipes: 500 All-New Recipes from Around the World (Oct., $19.95) by Dana Carpender takes low-carb fare international. 100,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
Quick, Delicious, and Nutritious: 501 Healthy Meals for Folks over 50 (Dec., $14.99) by Gayle K. Wood and FC&A editors is a cookbook and nutrition planner geared for baby boomers.
Comprehensive Diabetic Cookbook: Fell's Know-It-All Guides (Nov., $12.95) by Dorothy Kaplan offers 100 nutritionally sound recipes.
101 Things to Do with a Potato (Sept., $9.95) by Stephanie Ashcraft features ways to serve the maligned but healthy spud.
GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS
Pizza Art: The Most Delicious Pieces of Art You Have Ever Eaten (Sept., $12.95) by Karin Niedermeier turns pizza into edible art.
Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook: Slow-Cooker Favorites—to Include Everyone! (Jan.; $15.95, cloth $24.95) by Phyllis Pellman Good with the American Diabetes Association includes more than 500 recipes with exchange values and nutritional analysis for each. 750,000 first printing. $1million ad/promo.
HARVARD COMMON PRESS
Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook (Jan.; $16.95, cloth $32.95) by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann gathers 300 recipes that concentrate on fresh ingredients and full flavors. 50,000 first printing.
Food Network Best of the Best Of (Oct., $17.95) by Jill Cordes and Marc Silverstein looks at the breadth and variety of food in America and includes more than 80 original recipes.
Low-Carb Slow & Easy (Jan., $17.95) by Frances Towner Giedt includes 150 low-carb recipes for the slow cooker.
Kitchen Life: Real Food for Real Families—Even Yours! (Oct., $18.95) by Art Smith offers 150 recipes to feed and enrich families. 150,000 first printing.
Cupboard Love: A Dictionary of Culinary Curiosities (Oct., $16.95) by Mark Morton explores the stories behind gastronomic terms.
Steeped: In the World of Tea (Sept., $20), edited by Sharon Bard, Brigit Nielsen and Clara Rosemarda, celebrates the popular beverage with lore, history and recipes.
JAPAN PUBLICATIONS TRADING
Best of Tofu (Oct., $17.95) by Junko Takagi includes both recipes and how to make tofu from scratch.
From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking with Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce (Sept., $19) by the Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition provides recipes and information on nutrition, storage and the history of more than 50 vegetables and herbs. Advertising. Author tour.
Let's Dish Up a Party: A Fab Guide to Entertaining with Style (Oct., $12) by Nelson Aspen. A lifestyle guru shows how to create a special evening that's gorgeous and delicious.
Ayurvedic Cooking Made Easy: Delicious Vegetarian Recipes for Your Body Type (Sept., $15) by Kumuda Reddy shows how to determine body type, then offers healthy, nutritional meals to suit each individual's makeup.
Supermarket Confidential: The Secrets of One-Stop Shopping for Delicious Meals (Nov., $16.95) by Joanna Pruess plans strategies for efficient grocery shopping and techniques for preparing meals ahead of time.
MARLOWE & COMPANY
Best Food Writing 2004 (Oct., $14.95), edited by Holly Hughes, is a fifth anniversary collection.
MERCAT (dist. by Interlink)
Scottish Cookery (Sept., $19.95) by Catherine Brown includes recipes, historical information and entertaining stories about Scottish food traditions.
Ultimate Chocolate Cookie Book (Sept., $16.95) by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough includes favorites such as whoopie pies, mallomars, rugelach and chocolate meringues. Author publicity.
NEW HOLLAND (dist. by Sterling)
Tapas Made Easy (Sept., $12.95) by Tomas Garcia introduces the civilized bar food and a range of authentic recipes.
Southwest Slow Cooking (Sept., $16.95) by Tammy Biber and Theresa Howell includes 101 recipes with hints for stocking the pantry.
Budget Living Party Central: A Year's Worth of Fabulous Entertaining (Oct., $19.95), from Budget Living editors shows how to throw a festive but frugal party.
Cooks Guide to Asian Vegetables (Nov., $24.95) by Wendy Hutton and Sui Chen Choi identifies more than 170 vegetables commonly used in Asian cuisine.
The Panera Bread Cookbook: Breadmaking Essentials and Recipes from America's Favorite Bakery-Café (Nov., $18.95) by the Panera Bread Team also includes 150 recipes for dishes that are bread-based.
Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozium to Don the Beachcombers Zombie (Oct., $15.99) by Ted Haigh, a.k.a. Dr. Cocktail, resurrects 80 weird but tasty drinks from the past.
The Cook's Essential Kitchen
Dictionary: A Complete Culinary Resource (Sept., $14.95) by Jacques Rolland provides 4,500 definitions for 6,000 terms.
Ultimate Wine Tasting Kit: The Official 100-Point Wine Tasting System from the Editors ofWine Spectator (Oct., $35) packages a book with a kit for conducting 25 blind tastings.
The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook: Recipes for the Best Pan in Your Kitchen (Nov., $16.95) by Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne combines old-fashioned cooking with modern recipes.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
The Low-Carb Family (Jan., $17.95) by George Stella. A chef who lost 260 pounds on a low-carb diet shares his recipes, advice and inspirational story. 100,000 first printing.
SOUTHWATER (dist. by NBN)
Thanksgiving (Sept., $9.99) by Lindley Boegehold covers everything to create a memorable celebration.
Eat Smart, Eat Raw: Creative Vegetarian Recipes for a Healthier Life (Sept., $15.95) by Kate Wood presents the basics of raw vegetarian cuisine. Ad/promo.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
Halloween Parties: How to Throw Spook-tacular Soirees and Frighteningly Festive Entertainments (Sept., $14.95) by Lori Hellander is filled with ideas for recipes, decorations, costumes and more.
The Donut Book (Oct., $14.95) by Sally Levitt Steinberg celebrates the glory of the donut. 20,000 first printing.
The Great American Sampler Cookbook: Recipes from the White House & Congress (Oct., $19.95) by Linda J. Bauer collects more than 200 recipes.
TEN SPEED PRESS
Gratins: Savory and Sweet Recipes from Oven to Table (Sept., $18.95) by Tina Salter gathers gratin recipes for first courses, entrees, side dishes and desserts.
The New Vegan: Fresh, Fabulous, and Fun (Feb., $19.95) by Janet Hudson is an exotic recipe collection.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
An Exaltation of Soups: The Soul-Satisfying Story of Soup, As Told in More Than 100 Recipes (Dec., $16) by Patricia Solley combines a cookbook with a cultural history.
Pizza: A Slice of Heaven: The Ultimate Pizza Guide and Companion (Nov., $24.95), with Nora Ephron, Roy Blount Jr., Calvin Trillin and more of the world's greatest pizza hounds sets out to answer every cosmic question about this beloved food.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Cornbread Nation 2: The United States of Barbecue (Oct., $17.95) by Lolis Eric Elie focuses on the best of Southern food writing.
WILDERNESS ADVENTURES PRESS
Savor Portland Oregon Cookbook (Oct., $24.95) by Blanche and Chuck Johnson gathers signature recipes, photos and histories of restaurants in Portland, Ore.
Betty Crocker Dinner Made Easy with Rotisserie Chicken (Sept., $19.95) by the Betty Crocker editors demonstrates easy ways to doctor a store-bought rotisserie chicken so it seems home-cooked.
Low-Cholesterol Cookbook for Dummies (Dec., $19.99) by Molly Siple offers tips on low-fat cooking techniques with more than 100 recipes, plus advice on making healthy food choices when eating out.
Raichlen's Indoor Grilling (Oct.; $19.95, cloth $30) by Steven Raichlen gathers 300 new recipes created for specific grill types such as George Foremans and panini machines, rotisseries, smokers and more.