This season’s batch of cookbooks helps home cooks navigate their kitchens with ease.

Picking up on her successful Dinner: A Love Story, Jenny Rosenstrach adds to the growing number of family meal-planning books with Dinner: The Playbook: A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the Art of the Family Meal. She and her husband, Random House editor Andy Ward, plan 30 days’ worth of entirely new dishes for their kids to try.

Meanwhile, Dana Cowin, the editor-in-chief of Food & Wine, appeals to the world’s great chefs for help improving her culinary skills, in Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen: 65 Great Chefs Teach Me How to Cook. Cowin, who also edits Food & Wine’s line of cookbooks, admits that she has ruined many a meal throughout her life, and she enlists David Chang, Alice Waters, Tom Colicchio, Thomas Keller, and others to assist her on 100 great recipes.

As usual, there’s no shortage of big-name chefs getting in the mix the fall with books with the words “fast” or “simple” in their titles. How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food, the latest in Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything series, prioritizes prep work. Bittman maintains that home cooks can produce any of these 2,000 dishes in 15–45 minutes.

Ina Garten also encourages home works to be prepared, in Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. She imparts wisdom from her 25 years of running her specialty store and believes in keeping cooking as simple as possible, whether you’re cooking for your family or entertaining friends. Meanwhile Marcus Samuelsson, the former chef at Aquavit and now at his Harlem restaurant, Red Rooster, brings readers to his kitchen with Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home. He offers comfort food from his native Ethopia and Sweden (as well as the Caribbean and the American South) with dishes like coconut-lime curried chicken.

Mario Batali takes readers out of the kitchen in America—Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers, written with food writer Jim Webster. Batali travels to the South from his hometown of Seattle, and then back up to the Great Lakes, and offers recipes (some Italian inspired) that include a fava bean guacamole.

Phaidon, from its new offices in New York City, is coming out with what it claims is the Mexican version of its hugely influential Italian cookbook, The Silver Spoon. Mexico: The Cookbook, by Margarita Carrillo Arronte (a chef known as the “Marcella Hazan of Mexico”), features 700 recipes from south of the border, along with 200 full-color photos. And Gabrielle Hamilton, whose first book was the bestselling memoir Blood, Bones, and Butter, has written a much-anticipated cookbook from her restaurant; the book is simply titled Prune, after the restaurant.

Hoping to bring attitude into your kitchen, Rodale is publishing Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck, from the popular blog of the same name. And joining a fast-growing library on spirits and cocktail making is Death & Co.: Modern Classic Cocktails, with More than 500 Recipes by David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald, and Alex Day, proprietors of the eponymous New York City lounge. The PW review noted, “Those with a palate for experimentation will have a field day with [these] symphonic recipes.”

PW’s Top 10: Cookbooks

America—Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers. Mario Batali and Jim Webster. Grand Central, Oct. 7

Death & Co.: Modern Classic Cocktails, with More than 500 Recipes. David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald, and Alex Day. Ten Speed, Oct. 7

Dinner: The Playbook: A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the Art of the Family Meal. Jenny Rosenstrach. Ballantine, Aug. 26

How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food. Mark Bittman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct. 7

Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. Ina Garten. Clarkson Potter, Oct. 28

Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home. Marcus Samuelsson. HMH/Rux Martin, Oct. 21

Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen: 65 Great Chefs Teach Me How to Cook. Dana Cowin. Ecco, Oct. 14

Mexico: The Cookbook. Margarita Carrillo Arronte. Phaidon, Oct. 27

Prune. Gabrielle Hamilton. Random, Nov. 4

Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck. Thug Kitchen. Rodale, Oct. 7

Cookbooks Listings

Andrews McMeel

Downtown Italian: Recipes Inspired by Italy, Created in New York’s West Village by Joe Campanale, Gabriel Thompson, and Katherine Thompson (Oct. 7, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-44945034-2). Three of the most inventive young restaurateurs in New York’s vibrant East and West Villages present 100 contemporary Italian-inspired cocktails, antipasti, pastas, main courses, and desserts—made approachable for the home cook.


Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole & Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours by Alice Medrich and Maya Klein (Nov. 4, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-57965513-6). Medrich’s new monumental work introduces us to flavor flours, which don’t simply add starch and structure to baked goods but bring an extra dimension of flavor. And all of the nearly 125 recipes are gluten-free. 30,000-copy announced first printing.

Mallmann on Fire by Francis Mallmann and Peter Kaminsky (Oct. 7, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-57965537-2). The master of live-fire cooking takes readers grilling in magical places around the world, offering 100 recipes for meals both intimate and outsized. 30,000-copy announced first printing.


Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen: 150 Pizzas, Pastas, Pestos, Risottos, & Lots of Creamy Italian Classics by Chloe Coscarelli (Sept. 23, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4767-3607-5). The popular vegan chef and winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars digs into her Italian roots to create more than 150 recipes inspired by the most popular cuisine in the world.

Atria/Emily Bestler

The Kitchy Kitchen: New Classics for Living Deliciously by Claire Thomas (Aug. 26, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-1-4767-1073-0). A playful and delicious cookbook, from the host of ABC’s Food for Thought with Claire Thomas and creator of the favorite food blog The Kitchy Kitchen.


Simple Recipes for Joy: More than 200 Delicious Vegan Recipes by Sharon Gannon (Sept. 16, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-58333559-8). More than 200 delicious vegan recipes from the world-renowned founder of the Jivamukti yoga method and the Jivamuktea Cafe.


Dinner: The Playbook: A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the Art of the Family Meal by Jenny Rosenstrach (Aug. 26, paper, $20, ISBN 978-0-345-54980-8). Rosenstrach creates from trial-and-error a crash course in establishing family dinner and a playbook of how to plan a weekly menu, shop strategically, turn a big meal into three more dinners, and more.

Di Palo’s Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy: 100 Years of Wisdom and Stories from Behind the Counter by Lou Di Palo and Rachel Wharton (Sept. 9, hardcover, $28, ISBN 978-0-345-54580-0). This colorful guidebook to Italian essentials is one part Italian-American immigrant story, one part culinary travelogue, and one part cookbook.


International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World—Including More than 250 Recipes by Mark Kurlansky and Talia Kurlansky (Aug. 19, hardcover, $29, ISBN 978-1-62040027-2). From celebrated food writer Kurlansky, a menu a week from across the globe and more than 250 tasty, accessible recipes and tidbits, both cultural and historical, for parents and kids.

Black Dog & Leventhal

(dist. by Workman)

Better Made at Home: Salty, Sweet, and Satisfying Snacks and Pantry Staples You Can Make Yourself by Estérelle Payany (Sept. 16, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-57912976-7). Instead of buying mass-produced, often unhealthy food products, let these more than 80 simple and delicious recipes stock your pantry with staples that are better tasting and better for you.

Clarkson Potter

Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen by Francine Bryson, foreword by Jeff Foxworthy (Sept. 9, paper, $22, ISBN 978-0-80418578-3). A pie champion and down-home Southern baker reveals her winning recipes for pies, cakes, cookies, and more in this proudly American baking book.

Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten (Oct. 28, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-30746488-0). Complete with dozens of foolproof recipes, tips for hosting parties, and 150 gorgeous color photographs, this is the book home cooks will turn to again and again for delicious food and stress-free entertaining.

The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Jonathan Krisel (Oct. 28, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-80418610-0). This funny cookbook brings the hit series Portlandia right into your kitchen, along with 50 delicious and usable recipes, full-color food shots, illustrations, and stories.


My Little French Kitchen: More than 100 Recipes from the Mountains, Market Squares, and Shores of France by Rachel Khoo, photos by David Loftus (Oct. 14, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-45213507-6). With more than 100 photographs, as well as dozens of Koo’s hand-drawn illustrations, this will appeal to Francophiles, as well as fans hungry for more fresh takes on French classics.

Huckleberry Stories, Secrets, and Recipes from Our Kitchen by Zoe Nathan, with Josh Loeb and Laurel Almerinda, photos by Matt Armendariz (Sept. 9, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1452123523). True to the healthful spirit of Los Angeles, these recipes feature whole-grain flours, sesame and flax seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables, natural sugars, and gluten-free and vegan options.

Da Capo Lifelong

The Lagasse Girls’ Big Flavor, Bold Taste—and No Gluten!: 100 Gluten-Free Recipes from EJ’s Fried Chicken to Momma’s Strawberry Shortcake by Jilly Lagasse and Jessie Lagasse Swanson (Oct. 14, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-738217871-). The sisters’ second cookbook features 100 gluten-free recipes for tried-and-true comfort food favorites full of big, delicious flavor. 40,000-copy announced first printing.


Jamie’s Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver (Sept. 23, hardcover, $34.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230561-9). International superstar Oliver elevates to even greater heights with a bold new book of timeless recipes for soul-satisfying food. 100,000-copy announced first printing.

Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen: 65 Great Chefs Teach Me How to Cook by Dana Cowin (Oct. 14, hardcover, $34.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230590-9). A hilarious, inspiring cookbook from the longtime editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, in which the first lady of food spills her secret culinary ineptitude, while learning—finally—to cook, side-by-side with some of the greatest chefs working. 75,000-copy announced first printing.

The Experiment

(dist. by Workman)

The Allergy-Free Pantry: Make Your Own Staples, Snacks, and More Without Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy or Nuts by Colette Martin (Sept. 9, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61519208-3). An essential guide to making your own affordable, delicious, everyday pantry staples, snacks, and meals without the top food allergens, with more than 100 recipes and color photos throughout.

Gibbs Smith

French Comfort Food by Hillary Davis (Aug. 1, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-1-42363698-4) collects recipes from friends and acquaintances Davis has made while living in France, recipes handed down through the years, as well as modern family remakes of the originals.

Grand Central Life & Style

America—Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers by Mario Batali and Jim Webster (Oct. 7, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-45558468-0). The bestselling author and world-renowned chef pays homage to the American farmer—from Maine to Los Angeles—in stories, photos, and recipes. 100,000-copy announced first printing.


The Delight Gluten-Free Cookbook: 150 Delicious Recipes by Vanessa Weisbrod (Sept. 30, paper, $21.95 ISBN 978-0-373-89305-8). The editor of Delight Gluten-Free magazine provides a compendium of recipes for all occasions.

Harvard Common

Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less by Jessica Fisher (Sept. 9, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55832843-3). In more than 200 recipes, Fisher shows budget-conscious cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank, serving up three-course dinners all for less than $10 for a family of four. 10,000-copy announced first printing.


Good Housekeeping 400 Healthy Recipes: Easy—Delicious—Low-Calorie by Good Housekeeping editors (Nov. 4, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61837110-2). Three great favorites—...Vegetarian Meals, ...Grains!, and ...Light & Healthy—from Good Housekeeping are now available in one convenient volume.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum (Nov. 4, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-11833861-2). The latest and most comprehensive baking book yet from bestselling Beranbaum, with recipes for all kinds of baked goods, including cakes, pies, cookies, pastries, and breads. 45,000-copy announced first printing.

How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food by Mark Bittman (Oct. 7, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-47093630-6) streamlines and improves everyday cooking with 2,000 simple, innovative, and delicious recipes and a definitive game plan for becoming a faster, more intuitive cook. 150,000-copy announced first printing.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Rux Martin

Baking Chez Moi Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere by Dorie Greenspan (Oct. 28, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-0-54772424-9). The culinary guru and author of the award-winning Around My French Table returns with an exciting collection of simple desserts from French home cooks and chefs. 75,000-copy announced first printing.

Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home by Marcus Samuelsson (Oct. 21, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-47094058-7). The award-winning celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author unwinds at home, sharing 150 relaxed, multicultural dishes. 50,000-copy announced first printing.

Food & Wine

(dist. by Random)

Food & Wine: Weeknight Chefs by Food & Wine editors (Nov. 4, hardcover, $32.95, ISBN 978-1-93262469-4) includes more than 100 simple dinner-time recipes from 25 of America’s favorite chefs, including Andrew Zimmern, Jonathan Waxman, and Alex Guarnaschelli.


All or Nothing: One Chef’s Appetite for the Extreme by Jesse Schenker (Sept. 30, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233930-0). Part Kitchen Confidential, part Breaking Bad, this culinary memoir explores the highs and lows of addiction, anxiety, and ambition in the world of haute cuisine. 50,000-copy announced first printing.


(dist. by Random)

Food & Wine: Best of the Best, Vol. 17 by Food & Wine editors) (Sept. 2, hardcover, $32.95, ISBN 978-1-93262467-0). Recipes from more than 25 of the best cookbooks published in the past year as chosen by the editors at Food & Wine magazine.


It Ain’t Sauce, It’s Gravy: Macaroni, Homestyle Cheesesteaks, the Best Meatballs in the World, and How Food Saved My Life by Steve Martorano (Oct. 28, hardcover, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-385-34989-5). Steve Martorano delivers all the staples of delicious neighborhood-style comfort food, served up in the author’s one-of-a-kind, deliciously fun-loving style. 40,000-copy announced first printing.

Little, Brown

The Grain Brain Cookbook: More Than 150 Life-Changing Gluten-Free Recipes to Transform Your Health by David Perlmutter, M.D. (Sept. 9, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-316-33425-9). The authorized companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, with more than 150 recipes for complete health and vitality. 75,000-copy announced first printing.

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity with Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, and More, Based on the Wisdom of Leading American Chefs by Karen Page, photos by Andrew Dornenburg (Oct. 14, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-0-316-24418-3). Inspiration for vegetarian cooking in the unique reference format pioneered in The Flavor Bible. 75,000-copy announced first printing.


100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love by Lisa Leake (Aug. 26, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-225255-5). The activist mom and creator of the 100 Days of Real Food blog draws from her hugely popular website to offer simple, affordable, family-friendly recipes and practical advice for eliminating processed foods from your family’s diet. 100,000-copy announced first printing.

Twelve Recipes by Cal Peternell (Oct. 21, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227030-6). In this dazzling, full-color cookbook and kitchen manual filled with lush photographs and beautiful drawings, the chef of Alice Waters’s Chez Panisse offers basic techniques and essential recipes that will transform your meals. 100,000-copy announced first printing.


In a Nutshell: Cooking and Baking with Nuts and Seeds by Cara Tannenbaum and Andrea Tutunjian (Aug. 25, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-393-06558-9). The must-have guide to cooking with nuts and seeds, from soups and sauces to pasta and dessert.

Page Street

(dist. by Macmillian)

Food Truck Road Trip—A Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Collected from the Best Street Food Vendors Coast to Coast by Kim Pham, Philip Shen, and Terri Phillips (Nov. 4, paper, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-62414080-8). Make amazing dishes from the best food trucks discovered on a road trip across the U.S., from the creators of Behind the Food Carts, which was named Best Culinary Travel Blog by Saveur.


Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte (Oct. 27, hardcover, $49.95, ISBN 978-0-71486752-6). The first comprehensive bible of authentic Mexican home cooking written by a native Mexican, featuring 700 authentic recipes, from savory tacos to sweet tamales.

Princeton Architectural Press

The Chef Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom, edited by Nach Waxman and Matt Sartwell (Aug. 19, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-249-4). In the fourth in the Words of Wisdom book series, the owners of Kitchen Arts & Letters Bookstore in New York City present advice and opinions from chefs like James Beard, Julia Child, Alice Waters, and Gordon Ramsey.

Quarry Books

(dist. by QBG)

Global Meatballs Around the World in Over 100+ Boundary Breaking Recipes, from Beef to Bean and All Delicious Things in Between by Martha Almy and Adeline Myers (Jan. 1, paper, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-59253954-3). Get a global perspective on one of the world’s most popular comfort foods: the meatball.


(dist. by IPG)

A Curious History of Food and Drink by Ian Crofton (Oct. 7, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-62365825-0). An offbeat, amusing, and erudite history of food and drink.

Random House

Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton (Nov. 4, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-0-81299409-4). From Gabrielle Hamilton—the bestselling author of Blood, Bones & Butter—comes her eagerly anticipated cookbook debut, filled with signature recipes from her acclaimed New York City restaurant, Prune.

Reader’s Digest

Taste of Home Ultimate Comfort Food: Over 350 Delicious and Comforting Recipes from Dinners to Desserts by editors of Taste of Home (Nov. 4, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61765321-6). From creamy pasta bakes and buttery rolls to rich chocolate cakes and decadent brownies, these will quickly become family staples.

Robert Rose

(dist. by Firefly)

Cook’s Compendium: 265 Essential Tips, Techniques, Trade Secrets, and Tasty Recipes by Jenni Davis (Sept., hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-301-0) contains useful cooking tips, techniques, shortcuts, wisdom, and indispensable recipes that cooks of all experience will find to be valuable additions to their skill set.


Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck by Thug Kitchen (Oct. 7, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-62336358-1). A favorite of Gwyneth Paltrow’s and named Saveur’s Best New Food blog of 2013, Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook some real f*cking food.

Vegetarian Dinner Parties: 150 Meatless Meals Good Enough to Serve to Company by Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein (Sept. 9, hardcover, $32.50, ISBN 978-1-60961501-7). Critically acclaimed food writers Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough teach readers how to make delicious and modern vegetarian and vegan dishes everyone will love.

Running Press

United States of Bread: Our Nation’s Homebaking Heritage: from Sandwich Loaves to Sourdough, Quickbreads to Sweet Rolls by Adrienne Kane (Sept. 30, paper, $20, ISBN 978-0-76245006-0) brings together the rich and delicious types of bread made across the U.S., along with the history of how they came to be.


The Pollan Family Table: The Very Best Recipes and Kitchen Wisdom for Delicious Family Meals by Corky Pollan, Lori Pollan, Dana Pollan, Tracy Pollan, foreword by Michael Pollan (Oct. 14, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-1-4767-4637-1). A collection of recipes, cooking techniques, and pantry wisdom for delicious, healthy, and harmonious family meals from the family of the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food.

Simon & Schuster

Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes by Dominique Ansel, photos by Thomas Schauer (Oct. 28, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-4767-6419-1). The debut cookbook from the world’s most celebrated pastry chef features 30 new—including a make-at-home version of the Cronut—and inspiring stories behind his most sought-after creations.


The Tucci Table: Cooking with Family and Friends by Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt (Oct. 28, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-1-4767-3856-7) features family-friendly recipes and 100 full-color photographs. The New York Times-bestselling author, actor, and respected foodie Tucci captures the true joys of family cooking.

S&S/Gallery/Karen Hunter

In the Kitchen with Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites by Kris Jenner (Oct. 21, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-4767-2888-9). From America’s favorite “momager” comes a cookbook and entertainment guide filled with Jenner’s insightful tips and favorite recipes.

Skyhorse Publishing

(dist. by Perseus)

More than MeatBalls: From Albondigas and Crepinettes to Arancini, Fritters, and Croquettes by Michele Anna Jordan, photos by Liza Gershman (Nov. 4, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62914580-8) rounds up dozens of the most delicious recipes, from classic Italian, Greek, French, Spanish, Mexican, and Moroccan meatballs to arancini, zucchini fritters, and pumpkin balls. 12,000-copy announced first printing.

St. Martin’s

Carmine’s Celebrates Classic Italian Recipes for Everyday Feasts by Glenn Rolnick with Chris Peterson (Nov. 4, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04108-1). Following the authors’ successful Carmine’s Family-Style Cookbook, this work is perfect for such big family-and-friend gatherings as weekly feasts, Sunday dinners, and holiday celebrations.

St. Martin’s/ Dunne

The Gourmet Jewish Cookbook: More than 200 Recipes from Around the World by Denise Phillips (Aug. 26, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04593-5) collects gourmet Jewish recipes from around the world, along with the background and rich history of Jewish cuisine and customs.


Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 80 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes by Kirsten Shockey and Christopher Shockey (Sept. 23, paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-61212-425-4). Fermenting is a hot topic in the food world, but this is the only book that focuses on fermenting such a wide variety of vegetables.

Ten Speed Press

Death & Co. Modern Classic Cocktails, with More than 500 Recipes by David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald, and Alex Day (Oct. 7, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-60774-525-9). The definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement is from a high-profile, critically lauded, and influential bar.

North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland by Gunnar Karl Gíslason and Jody Eddy, foreword by Rene Redzepi (Sept. 9, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-60774-498-6). An unprecedented look into the food and culture of Iceland, from Iceland’s premier chef and the owner of Reykjavík’s Restaurant Dill.

Plenty More Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi (Oct. 14, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-60774-621-8) follows up Ottolenghi’s bestselling and award-winning cookbook, Plenty, featuring 120 vegetarian dishes organized by cooking method.

Taunton/Academia Barilla

Italy’s Great Chefs and Their Secrets by Academia Barilla (Oct. 28, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-885440854-8). Packaged in a smaller size but with the same gorgeous photos by famed food photographer Lucio Rossi, here are traditional regional specialties from 30 of Italy’s best chefs, along with cultural origins and influences of the regions.

Thomas Nelson

The Southern Foodie’s Guide to the Pig: A Culinary Tour of 50 of the South’s Best Restaurants and the Recipes That Made Them Famous by Chris Chamberlain (Sept. 9, paper, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4016-0502-5) takes readers on several journeys: an anatomic survey of the pig, a geographic tour of the South (showcasing the restaurants that “do pork” the best), and, since humans cannot live by pig alone, a selection of recipes that are great accompaniments to pork.

Tuttle Publishing

Cupcake Envy: Irresistible Cakelets—Little Cakes That Are Fun and Easy by Amy Eilert, photos by Corey Brinkmann, foreword by Norm Davis (Sept. 9, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8048-4368-3). Eilert teaches how to bake these treats that resemble a stylish party dress, a desktop humidor, a cheery coffee cup, an adorable baby bottle, a wicked voodoo doll, and a stylish purse.

Ulysses Press

Paleo Ice Cream: 75 Recipes for Rich and Creamy Homemade Scoops and Treats by Ben Hirshberg (Aug. 12, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61243-352-3). These creative recipes make it possible to indulge in creamy, refreshing ice cream while living paleo.

Weldon Owen

Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook: More than 1,000 of the World’s Best Recipes for Today’s Kitchen by James Oseland (Oct. 28, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-61628-735-1) features a comprehensive selection of global recipes in an essential collection for home cooks everywhere.


Save the Day! Cookbook: 125 Guaranteed-to-Please, Go-To Recipes to Rescue Any Occasion by Anne Byrn (Nov. 4, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-7610-7) presents winning dishes that satisfy and will always save the day.