Mangoes & Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent (Nov., $45) by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid embraces the culinary diversity of the region's countries. 8-city author tour.
Food for the Soul: Recipes and Stories from the Congregation of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church (Oct., $27.95) by Abyssinian Baptist Church. Congregants share their favorite recipes interspersed with stories of the church's 200-year history. 5-city author tour(The Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, the church's pastor, will be the spokesperson for the book).
In the Kitchen with Mary & Martha (Oct., $14.97) by Mary & Martha. Two lovable characters offer tips, inspiration and recipes in this first book of a new series. 35,000 first printing.
Shut Up and Eat!: Mangia with Recipes and Stories from Your Favorite Italian-American Stars (Oct., $24.95) by Tony Lip and Steve Prigge includes family recipes from James Gandolfini, Chazz Palminteri, Lorraine Bracco and others.
Don't Try This at Home: Culinary Catastrophes from the World's Greatest Cooks and Chefs (Oct., $24.95), edited by Kimberly Witherspoon and Andrew Friedman, captures kitchen disasters. 75,000 first printing.
The Best Recipes in the World: More Than 1,000 International Dishes to Cook at Home (Oct., $29.95) by Mark Bittman. The celebrated chef presents an encyclopedic compilation for novice and expert alike.
Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals: Featuring 200 Recipes for Quick and Easy Dinners (Oct., $29.95) by Sara Moulton shows how to create suppers with both speed and flavor.
Katie Brown's Weekends: Making the Most of Your Two Treasured Days (Oct., $30) by Katie Brown, photos by Paul Whicheloe. The domestic guru provides recipes and projects for getting the most out of the weekends.
Michael Chiarello's Casual Entertaining: Wine Country Recipes for Simple Gatherings and Festive Parties (Nov., $40) by Michael Chiarello, photographs by Karl Petzke. The Food Network chef shares his secrets for celebrating with style.
America's Great Delis: Recipes and Traditions from Coast to Coast (Sept., $35) by Sheryl Bellman explores the history and recipes of beloved delicatessens.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Molecular Gastronomy (Feb., $29.50) by Hervé This. A chemist takes kitchen science to a new level.
The Eating WellHealthy in a Hurry Cookbook (Jan., $24.95) by Jim Romanoff and the Editors of Eating Wellmagazine contains more than 150 recipes that can be cooked in 45 minutes or less.
The Cook's Book (Sept., $50), edited by Jill Norman, with contributions from Rick Bayless, Michael Romano, Charlie Trotter and Norman Van Aken. Top chefs show home cooks how to hone their skills.
The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia (Sept., $50) by Tom Stevenson. This visual reference offers practical advice for novices, wine enthusiasts and experts.
Marlene Koch's Book of Sensational Splenda Recipes: Over 350 Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories (Jan., $30) by Marlene Koch uses the no-calorie sweetener in appetizers, snacks, main dishes, salad dressings and desserts.
FAIR WINDS PRESS
Chocolate Therapy (Feb., $17.95) by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley combines 100 recipes with tips, trivia and snappy quotes. Ad/promo.
The New Woman's Day Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Every Occasion (Oct., $35) by Elizabeth Alston and the editors of Woman's Dayis an up-to-date reference for cooks from novice to pro.
Carlos: Contemporary French Cuisine (Sept., $34.95) by Debbie and Carlos Nieto, with Arlene Michlin Bronstein and Ken Bookman, shows home cooks how to re-create dishes from one of Chicago's most celebrated restaurants.
Untrodden Grapes (Nov., $35) by Ralph Steadman. The gonzo journalist takes an irreverent tour through wine-producing regions from Chile to California, South Africa to Alsace.
True Tuscan: Flavors and Memories from the Countryside of Tuscany (Sept., $24.95) by Cesare Casella. The chef-owner of the N.Y.C. restaurant Beppe supplies recipes along with history and legends. 30,000 first printing.
A Baker's Tour: Nick Malgieri's Favorite Baking Recipes from Around the World (Oct., $34.95) by Nick Malgieri. Desserts from around the globe by a celebrated author and baker—what's not to like? 40,000 first printing.
HARVARD COMMON PRESS
Perfect Party Food: All the Recipes and Tips You'll Ever Need for Stress-Free Entertaining from the Diva of Do-Ahead (Oct.; $39.95, paper $22.95) by Diane Phillips includes nearly 500 recipes plus advice for hosts and hostesses. 75,000 first printing. 14-city author tour.
Perfect Recipes for Having People Over (Sept., $35) by Pam Anderson. The USA Weekendfood columnist presents 200 recipes tested to make them foolproof for company. 40,000 first printing. 20-city author tour.
The All-American Dessert Book (Oct., $35) by Nancy Baggett. The author of The All-American Cookie Bookadds anecdotes and historical tidbits to the recipes she's gathered from across the country. 50,000 first printing. 6-city author tour.
Café Flora Cookbook (Sept., $25.95) by Catherine Geier features more than 250 vegetarian and vegan recipes from the Seattle restaurant.
Daisy Cooks! Latin Flavors That Will Rock Your World (Sept., $29.95) by Daisy Martinez. The star of the eponymous PBS cooking show turns up the heat with her recipes and cooking style. 75,000 first printing.
JONES BOOKS (309 Hillside Terr., Madison, Wis. 53705)
Seasons in a Country Kitchen Cookbook (Oct., $24.95) by Darlene Kronschnabel. The author returns to her roots growing up on a farm to create a seasonal cookbook. Author tour.
Confessions of a French Baker: Secrets, Tips, and Recipes (Nov., $16.95) by Peter Mayle with Gerard Auzet. Mayle teams up with the owner/baker of Chez Auzet to reveal the art of bread making. 75,000 first printing. 7-city author tour.
Enlightened Kitchen: Fresh Vegetable Dishes from the Temples of Japan (Jan., $24.95) by Mari Fuji introduces cooks to shojin ryori, the traditional cooking of Japan's Buddhist temples.
Today's Kitchen Cookbook (Sept., $24.95) by the editors of Meredith Books features 120 recipes from top chefs, including Steven Raichlen, Jamie Oliver and Ina Garten.
The Sonoma Diet (Dec., $24.95) by Connie Peraglie Guttersen compiles recipes based on the Mediterranean diet and using foods grown in California's wine country.
Emeril's Delmonico: A New Orleans Restaurant with a Past (Oct., $29.95) by Emeril Lagasse lets home cooks experience the specialties of this award-winning restaurant. 400,000 first printing.
The Herbal Kitchen: Cooking with Fragrance and Flavor (Nov., $34.95) by Jerry Traunfeld. The IACP award—winner and author of The Herbfarm Cookbookoffers recipes using fresh herbs. 35,000 first printing.
Recipes: A Collection for the Modern Cook (Nov., $34.95) by Susan Spengen. The founding food editor of Martha Stewart Livingpresents a collection of easy recipes. 50,000 first printing.
Mexican Everyday (Oct., $29.95) by Rick Bayless with Deann Groen Bayless serves up authentic Mexican recipes with time constraints in mind. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
Williams-Sonoma Foods of the World: New Orleans (Oct., $24.95) by Constance Snow, photographs by Francesca York, celebrates this city's outstanding fare through regional recipes and photos. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
The Tsunami Restaurant Cookbook (Sept., $25) by Ben Smith collects Pacific Rim recipes from the Memphis, Tenn., restaurant.
The Silver Spoon (Oct., $39.95) by the editors of Phaidon Press. This influential cookbook's first international edition includes more than 2,000 recipes compiled from various Italian regions.
Chef, Interrupted: Delicious Chef's Recipes That You Can Actually Make at Home (Sept., $32.50) by Melissa Clark shows how to duplicate the signature dishes of such noted chefs as Mario Batali, Charlie Trotter and Alain Ducasse.
Galatoire's Cookbook: 100 Years of Celebration (Oct., $35) by Melvin Rodrigue with Jyl Benson looks at the history and cuisine of this New Orleans institution. Author publicity.
Nobu Now (Oct., $45) by Nobuyuki Matsuhisa invites home cooks to explore chef superstar Nobu's Japanese cuisine. Ad/promo.
Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook (Nov., $40) by Martha Stewart contains more than 250 recipes for good—and good-looking—baked goods. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America (Nov., $35) by José Andrés with Richard Wolffe. The award-winning chef/restaurateur shows how to prepare these tiny plates, Spain's contribution to the world's culinary treasures.
Latin Chic: Entertaining with Style and Sass (Oct., $34.95) by Carolina Buia and Isabel C. Gonzalez considers décor, drinks and savory dishes with Latin flair. 40,000 first printing.
Taste of Home—The Complete Guide to Country Cooking: Tried-and-True Recipes and Techniques from the Home Kitchens of America's Best Cooks (Oct., $29.95) by the editors of Taste of Homemagazine offers some 500 recipes, recommendations for stocking the kitchen, menu planning and more.
Scotto Sunday Suppers and Other Fabulous Feasts: Creative Entertaining for Every Occasion (Oct., $34.95) by the Scotto family continues this brood's tradition of Italian comfort food. 35,000 first printing.
The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook (Oct., $27.95) by Arthur Agatston, M.D., provides timesaving tips plus advice on stocking the pantry and staying on the plan. 1,500,000 first printing.
Hidden Kitchens (Oct., $27.50) by Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva. Based on the NPR radio series, Hidden Kitchensexplores the world of street-corner cooking, legendary meals, kitchen rituals and more.
Italian Family Dining (Nov., $27.50) by Edward Giobbi and Eugenia Giobbi Bone gathers recipes, menus and memories of meals from an American food family.
Complete Cake Mix Magic (Sept., $29.95) by Jill Snider folds in Snider's two earlier Cake Mix Magic books and whips up 30 additional recipes.
RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS
The Blue Willow Inn Bible of Southern Cooking: More than 500 Essential Recipes Southerners Have Enjoyed for Generations (Nov., $24.99) by Louis and Billie Van Dyke collects over 500 recipes.
Everyday Asian: Asian Flavors + Simple Techniques = 120 Mouth-Watering Recipes (Oct., $29.95) by Patricia Yeo and Tom Steele highlights the popular flavors of the Pacific Rim in recipes for the home cook.
Entertaining in the Northwest Style: A Menu Cookbook (Sept., $29.95) by Greg Atkinson, photographs by Anne Herman, celebrates the ingredients and cuisine of the Pacific Northwest.
RONNIE SELLERS PRODUCTIONS (81 W. Commercial St., Portland, Maine 04101)
500 Cookies: The Only Cookie Compendium You'll Ever Need (Oct., $14.95) by Susannah Blake. What more needs to be said?
The Vinegar of Spilamberto: And Other Italian Adventures with Food, Places, and People (Oct., $25) by Doris Muscatine tells a tale of food, wine and life in Italy.
Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: 2006 Edition (Sept., $24.95) by Kevin Zraly. This annual oenophile's guide has received a complete makeover for its 20th anniversary.
STEWART, TABORI CHANG
Chocolate Obsession: Confections and Treats to Create and Savor (Oct., $35) by Michael Recchiuti with Fran Gage. Home cooks can create luscious confections with the help of "The Picasso of Chocolate." 35,000 first printing. 5-city author tour.
Simple Soirees: Seasonal Menus for Sensational Dinner Parties (Oct., $35) by Peggy Knickerbocker, photographs by Christopher Hirsheimer, reveals secrets for creating a memorable party. A Good Cook selection. 10-city author tour.
TEN SPEED PRESS
Boulevard: The Cookbook (Oct., $50) by Nancy Oakes and Pamela Mazzola proffers French-influenced American dishes from the San Francisco restaurant.
Authentic Recipes from Singapore (Sept., $12.95) by Djoko Wibisono and David Wong dishes out a cross-section of both traditional and contemporary fare.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South (Oct., $29.95) by Marcie Fohen Ferris. Recipes and anecdotes illustrate how Southern Jews reinvented their culinary traditions.
The Sopranos Family Gatherings: A Guide to Entertaining (Feb., $29.95) by Allen Rucker looks at entertaining for every occasion with elements that set the mood, Sopranos-style.
Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy (Oct., $24.95) by Gordon Ramsay. The star of the Fox TV show Hell's Kitchen gears these recipes to the home cook.
Artisanal Cooking (Oct., $45) by Terrance Brennan applies the author's approach to cooking.
Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Party Guide (Nov., $12.95) by Mr. Boston stirs up more than 1,400 recipes, from classic cocktails to today's trendiest drinks.
Betty Crocker Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Cook Today (Sept., $29.95) by the Betty Crocker editors. This 10th edition of the "Big Red" cookbook has been redesigned and updated with both classic and new recipes.
Pillsbury Fix It Fast: Dinner Ready in 25 Minutes or Less (Sept., $19.95) by the Pillsbury editors makes preparing a quick and tasty meal easier than ever.