AMERICAN EXPRESS (dist. by Sterling)
Best of the Best: The Best Recipes from the 25 Best Cookbooks of the Year (Sept., $29.95) by Food & Wine magazine editors excerpts recipes from Emeril Lagasse, Nigella Lawson, Jamie Oliver and other notables' cookbooks.
Bouchon (Nov., $50) by Thomas Keller. The creator of Napa, Calif.'s French Laundry restaurant introduces recipes from his next-door establishment, Bouchon. 100,000 first printing. Author tour.
Hugh Johnson's The Story of Wine (Oct., $40) by Hugh Johnson is a new illustrated edition.
Bringing Tuscany Home: Sensuous Style from the Heart of Italy (Oct., $29.95) by Frances Mayes looks to enrich daily life with Tuscan-style gardening, cooking, entertaining and decorating.
Patrick O'Connell's Refined American Cuisine: The Inn at Little Washington (Sept., $45) by Patrick O'Connell. Recipes from this award-winning Virginia inn are approachable for the home cook. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Good Cook/Bookspan main selection.
Italian Slow and Savory (Nov., $40) by Joyce Goldstein focuses on cooking that takes its time with recipes for soups, stews, pasta sauces and braises.
Retro Kids Cooking: Timeless Recipes for Cooks of All Ages (Sept., $16.95) by Richard Perry allows adults and kids to share in the fun of cooking.
The Essential Eating Well Cookbook (Sept., $29.95), edited by Patsy Jamieson, provides a transition between short-term diets and long-term eating plans. 40,000 first printing. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion (Nov., $29.95) by King Arthur Flour bakers. The single largest educator and authority for home bakers takes on cookies. 50,000 first printing. 20-city National Baking Class tour.
Kathleen's Vineyard: The Matriarch of the Fetzer Wine Family Shares Her Story (Nov., $TBA) by Kathleen Fetzer includes archival photos and recipes from the California vineyard.
DAVID & CHARLES
A Taste of the Past: Menus from Lavish Luncheons, Royal Weddings, Indulgent Dinners and History's Greatest Banquets (Sept., $40) by John Lane includes menus from the Titanic, Charles and Diana's honeymoon and the inaugural dinner of Ulysses S. Grant.
DOROTHY JEAN PUBLISHING
Delicious Fruit Desserts (Oct., $19.95) by Dot Vartan collects more than 150 recipes plus information on selecting, storing and preparing nature's harvest.
The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life (Nov., $29.95) by Pat Conroy. The bestselling author gathers favorite recipes and stories about people, places, great meals that he has savored. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Satisfy-Your-Cravings Low-Carb Cookbook: 200 All-New Recipes So Good You'll Never Cheat Again (Jan., $23.95) by Rachael F. Heller, M.D., and Richard F. Heller, M.D. The authors of the Carbohydrate Addict's books provide a low-carb cookbook.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light (Feb., $TBA) by Mort Rosenblum journeys into the world of chocolate, from manufacturing to marketing.
The Instant Cook (Nov., $34.95) by Donna Hay provides simple yet sophisticated recipes from the food writer and style expert.
Cooking to Hook Up: The Bachelor's Date-Night Cookbook (Oct., $16.95) by Ann Marie Michaels and Drew Campbell combines a relationship guide and cookbook to help men analyze a date's type and cook appropriately for her.
Marcella Says...: Italian Cooking Wisdom from the Legendary Teacher's Master Classes, with 120 of Her Irresistible New Recipes (Oct., $29.95) by Marcella and Victor Hazan. In this recipe and teaching book, Hazan shares lessons, including mastering traditional techniques, selecting and using ingredients and planning and preparing complete Italian menus.
Bruce Aidells's Complete Book of Pork: A Guide to Buying, Storing, and Cooking the World's Favorite Meat (Oct., $29.95) by Bruce Aidells. The founder of Aidells Sausage Company reveals pork's endless versatility with nearly 150 international recipes.
HARVARD COMMON PRESS
Pie: 300-Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie (Oct.; $27.95, paper $24.95) by Ken Haedrich offers traditional and new recipes plus tips and advice for both the novice and the experienced baker. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. 12-city author tour.
Good Housekeeping Great American Classics Cookbook (Oct., $24.95) presents the best of traditional, time-tested recipes.
Cuisines of the Alps: Recipes, Drinks, and Lore from France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia (Oct., $24.95) by Kay Shaw Nelson gathers more than 140 recipes and provides a section on regional wines, historical and geographical information.
The Gourmet Cookbook: More Than 1000 Recipes—Over 60 Years in the Making (Sept., $40), edited by Ruth Reichl, gathers recipes published in Gourmet magazine in a encyclopedic format. Ad/promo. 20-city author tour.
Jacques Pépin Fast Food My Way (Sept., $32) by Jacques Pépin. The cooking teacher, author and PBS chef/host shows how to prepare elegantly simple meals. Advertising. A companion to the October 26-part PBS series. Author tour.
Feast: Food to Celebrate Life (Nov., $35) by Nigella Lawson. The domestic goddess dishes up her favorite foods for family and friends. 125,000 first printing.
Jamie's Dinners: My Favorite Family Meals (Nov., $34.95) by Jamie Oliver includes 100 new recipes for easy-to-afford, easy-to-prepare gourmet dinners. 150,000 first printing.
Rocco's Italian-American (Nov., $24.95) by Rocco DiSpirito. The culinary star collects family recipes. 75,000 first printing.
Tea with Jane Austen (Oct., $16.95) by Kim Wilson reveals the secrets of one of Austen's favorite rituals and includes recipes, history and excerpts from her novels and letters. Advertising. Author tour.
Heat: An Amateur Cook in a Professional Kitchen (Nov., $24) by Bill Buford. The New Yorker's former fiction editor, Buford describes his wild experiences as a "slave" to Mario Batali in the kitchen of his restaurant Babbo. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 7-city author tour.
Lidia's Family Table (Dec., $35) by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich introduces more than 200 new dishes for family celebrations. 150,000 first printing. Advertising. Tie-in with a January 2005 PBS series. 10-city author tour. TV satellite tour.
Gourmet Meals in Minutes: Elegantly Simple Menus and Recipes from America's Premier Culinary Institute (Sept., $40) by The Culinary Institute of America provides more than 200 recipes with an eye on the clock. 60,000 first printing. Advertising.
Gooseberry Patch Christmas Cookbook (Oct.; $24.95, paper $19.95) offers new ways to celebrate Christmas with menus, recipes, gift ideas, packaging tips and more. 26,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
LORENZ BOOKS (dist. by NBN)
Best-Ever Comfort Food (Sept., $29.99) by Liz Trigg. School days, mother's cooking and traditional family favorites are the inspiration for more than 200 recipes.
Emeril's Potluck (Oct., $24.95) by Emeril Lagasse adds pizzazz to potluck gatherings. 400,000 first printing.
Alfred Portale Simple Pleasures—from the Gotham Bar and Grill (Nov., $34.95) by Alfred Portale and Andrew Friedman shares chef Portale's favorite uncomplicated at-home recipes. 50,000 first printing.
Nightly Specials (Nov., $34.95) by Michael Lomonaco and Andrew Friedman. Recipes call for seasonal produce, the catch of the day and unexpected leftovers for innovative dishes.
The Weekend Baker: Irresistible Recipes, Simple Techniques, and Stress-Free Strategies for Busy People (Nov., $30) by Abigail Johnson Dodge supplies professional tips, techniques and plans of attack for hectic schedules. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Eating Your Words (Sept., $20), edited by William Grimes. The former restaurant critic for the New York Times assembles 1,001 food-term entries.
Williams-Sonoma Foods of the World Barcelona;
...Paris (Oct., $24.95 each). Each book features the heritage of the region's cuisine with recipes and a restaurant guide. 70,000 first printing per title. $75,000 ad/promo.
Williams-Sonoma Entertaining (Oct., $34.95) by Steve Siegelman is a guide to successful parties, from menus and dishes to stocking the bar. 65,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
The Jamlady Cookbook (Sept., $35) by Beverly Ellen Schoonmaker Alfeld. This reference guide includes useful information on the cultivation of plants plus new jam-making techniques.
The Hassle-Free Host: Super-Simple Tablescapes and Recipes for Stunning Parties (Sept., $29.95) by Christopher Lowell. The host of the Discovery Channel's It's Christopher Lowell shows how to create fabulous parties. Author publicity. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Barefoot in Paris (Nov., $35) by Ina Garten brings her Barefoot Contessa twist to classic French fare and bistro favorites. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Fried Chicken: An American Story and
Apple Pie... (Oct., $18.95 each) by John T. Edge begins a series on iconic American food. Author tour.
Kate's Cake Decorating: Techniques and Tips for Fun and Fancy Cakes Baked with Love (Oct., $25) by Kate Sullivan teaches how to turn ordinary cakes into spectacular creations.
Cooking with My Sisters: One Hundred Years of Family Recipes from Bari to Big Stone Gap (Oct., $24.95) by Adriana Trigiani and Mary Yolanda Trigiani, with Lucia Anna, Antonia, Francesca and Ida Trigiani. The bestselling author, her four sisters and their mother put together a spirited collection. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Shabby Chic: Sumptuous Setting and Other Lovely Things (Oct., $34.95) by Rachel Ashwell proves that entertaining need not be expensive.
RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS
You're Cookin' It Country (Sept., $24.99) by Loretta Lynn. The country singer shares more than 120 of her favorite recipes along with food-related stories.
Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy (Oct., $34.99) by Wolfgang Puck. The chef shares his cooking skills and creativity.
RYLAND PETERS & SMALL
Roasting (Oct., $24.95) by Sonia Stevenson demonstrates how to use roasting to bring out the flavors in meat, fish, poultry and vegetables.
Atkins for Life Low-Carb Cookbook (Nov., $25.95) by Veronica Atkins with Stephanie Nathanson is the cookbook companion to Atkins for Life, written by Dr. Atkins's widow. Advertising. TV satellite tour.
Joan Nathan's Jewish Holiday Cookbook (Sept., $29.95) by Joan Nathan brings together The Jewish Holiday Kitchen and The Jewish Holiday Baker in a single volume, adding new recipes from her nationally syndicated TV show. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen (Nov., $35) by Harold McGee is a revised and updated 25th-anniversary edition.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
George Foreman's Indoor Grilling Made Easy: 100 Simple, Healthy Ways to Feed Family and Friends (Nov., $19.95) by George Foreman with Kathryn Kellinger focuses on recipes the serve up healthy, big flavor dishes. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 4-city author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
SOUVENIR PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Arabian Flavours: Recipes and Tales of Arab Life (Oct., $19.95) by Salah Jamal, trans. by Elfreda Powell, looks at Middle Eastern food, culture and history.
Windows on the World Complete Wine Course 2005 Edition (Sept., $24.95) by Kevin Zraly reviews both America's wines and their history and others worldwide.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
I'm Just Here for More Food: Food x Mixing + Heat = Baking (Oct., $32.50) by Alton Brown. The Food Network star looks to revolutionize the world of baking. 150,000 first printing. Good Cook Cook Book Club main selection. 10-city author tour.
Rick & Lanie's Excellent Kitchen Adventures: Recipes and Stories (Oct., $29.95) by Rick Bayless and Lanie Bayless. The chef and his daughter engage in a multigenerational dialogue about flavors, cooking techniques, ingredients and more. 25,000 first printing. 10-city author tour.
Arthur Schwartz's New York City Food: An Album, History & Cookbook (Nov., $45) by Arthur Schwartz. New York City's foodie-about-town shares his expertise while chronicling the city's culinary history. 5-city tour.
Vanilla: A Cultural History of the World's Favorite Flavor and Fragrance (Oct., $21.95) by Patricia Rain researches vanilla bean history.
Cooking New American: How to Cook the Food You Love to Eat (Sept., $29.95) from Fine Cooking magazine editors collects 200 recipes from Fine Cooking's first 10 years. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Fresh from the Past: Recipes and Revelations from Yesterday's Kitchens (Oct., $29.95) by Sandra Sherman, with recipes interpreted by Karen and Henry Chotkowski, takes readers on a culinary journey through the 18th century, providing 20th-century versions of the dishes.
Creole Nouvelle: Contemporary Creole Cookery (Nov., $29.95) by Joseph Carey features recipes from chefs who are redefining New Orleans' Creole style today.
TEN SPEED PRESS
The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country's Rather Sweet Bakery & Café (Oct., $27.95) by Rebecca Rather collects recipes from the small "from-scratch" Fredericksburg, Tex., bakery.
The Cuisine of Madame E. Saint-Ange: The Essential Companion for Authentic French Cooking (Jan., $40) by Madame Evelyn Saint-Ange is the French equivalent of the Joy of Cooking, available in English for the first time.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Remembering Bill Neal: Favorite Recipes from a Life in Cooking (Oct., $22.95) by Moreton Neal features the recipes of the late Bill Neal, who combined Southern cuisine, French technique and quick recipes.
UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
The Chuck Wagon Cookbook: Recipes from the Ranch and Range for Today's Kitchen (Dec.; $39.95, paper $19.95) by B. Byron Pierce offers fare from classic cowboy favorites to avant-garde Western cuisine.
Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader: Recipes from Mitford Cooks, Favorite Tales from Mitford Books (Nov., $29.95) by Jan Karon. This companion to the Mitford series is filled with tips, hints, jokes, culinary quotes, recipes and side-dish sidebars. Advertising.
David Rosengarten Entertains!: Fabulous Parties for Food Lovers (Oct., $34.95) by David Rosengarten. The food personality offers plans for 16 impressive dinner parties.
The Low-Carb Baking and Dessert Cookbook (Oct., $24.95) by Ursula Solom presents an array of low-carb breads and sweets.
Betty Crocker Celebrate!: A Year-Round Guide to Holiday Food and Fun (Sept., $24.95) by the Betty Crocker editors gathers festive recipes and ideas to make holidays special.