1. EAT COOL: GOOD FOOD FOR HOT DAYS: 100 EASY, SATISFYING, AND REFRESHING RECIPES THAT WON’T HEAT UP YOUR KITCHEN
Summer will be here before we know it—in all its hot and sticky glory—begging us to avoid the kitchen at all costs. But don’t panic: Eat Cool (Rizzoli, March 2021, $39.95) is here to save the day. In it, chef, mom, and culture contributor Vanessa Seder provides 100 low- and no-heat recipes with globally inspired ingredients that will satisfy your whole family without breaking a sweat.
Oenophiles unite: Wine Time (Chronicle Books, March 2021,$22.95) puts vino at the center of your meal planning (the way it should be!). Whether you’re enjoying a glass alone or hosting a small get-together, Barbara Scott-Goodman’s 65 beautifully photographed recipes will help you put together a first-class cheeseboard, craft the perfect accompaniments, and mix restaurant-grade wine cocktails with ease.
Dreaming of European cuisine while waiting to travel again? Join food author and YouTube host Katie Quinn in Cheese,Wine and Bread (William Morrow Cookbooks, April 2021, $29.99) as she guides you through England’s cheese scene, Italy’s vineyards, and France’s breadmaking culture as informed by international industry experts. Sift through drool-worthy photos, informative discussions, and DIY recipes that will have you experiencing faraway places from the comfort of your home.
Women have always cooked, but they are impacting the world of food like never before. Why We Cook (Workman Publishing Company, March 2021, $24.95) captures the stories of chefs, farmers, food writers, and activists with recipes, essays, and profiles from industry names like Ruth Reichl, Priya Krishna, and culture contributor Polina Chesnakova, alongside vibrant illustrations that tell a profound story of women’s unity through food.
5. MILK STREET: TUESDAY NIGHTS MEDITERRANEAN; 125 SIMPLE WEEKNIGHT RECIPES FROM THE WORLD’S HEALTHIEST CUISINE
Healthy living can be a struggle, but Tuesday Nights Mediterranean (Voracious, April 2021, $35.00) is here to make cooking healthy a little bit easier. With author Christopher Kimball’s 125 delicious recipes that can be made in under 45 minutes—many of them cheese-centric—this flavorful, diverse way of eating will soon become a habit in your busy home.