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5 Cheesy Books You Need To Pick Up This Summer


1. EVERYDAY DINNERS: REAL-LIFE RECIPES TO SET YOUR FAMILY UP FOR A WEEK OF SUCCESS

Cooking for your fam every night can get stressful—especially in the summertime when days are long and busy. Recipe developer Jessica Merchant wants to facilitate that process in Everyday Dinners (Rodale Books, May 2021, $29.99), a cookbook filled with quick and easy recipes that don’t skimp on flavor and aren’t afraid to pile on the cheese. Get tips on meal prepping, slow cooking, and more to transform dinnertime from a chore to a treat.

2. BRITISH CHEESE ON TOAST: OVER 100 RECIPES WITH FARMHOUSE CHEESES

Are you a British cheese lover? Nerd out with a copy of British Cheese On Toast (Headline Home, June 2021, $22.99), where award-winning cheese shop owner Steve Parker guides you through a tasting tour of beloved British cheeses like cheddar, Wensleydale, Stilton, and more. Try your hand at over 100 recipes—from Lancashire Macaroni Cheese to Old Winchester Aubergine Parmigiana—that’ll transport your tastebuds across the pond.

3. THE JAPANESE ART OF THE COCKTAIL

World-renowned mixologist Masahiro Urushido has won awards for his unique and upscale cocktails served at New York’s Katana Kitten—now he wants to help you recreate that magic at home. In The Japanese Art of the Cocktail (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, June 2021, $30) Urushido shares 80 recipes that highlight theJapanese approach to cocktail making in an accessible way, with stunning photography on every page.

4. GREENFEAST: SPRING, SUMMER

The warmer months of the year are all about bright colors, fresh produce, and savoring life’s little pleasures. Award-winning author Nigel Slater encompasses these beautifully in Greenfeast (Ten Speed Press, April 2021, $26), a cookbook with over 100 inventive recipes that prioritize plants and incorporate plenty of cheese—from ricotta to feta to halloumi.

5. GETAWAY: FOOD & DRINK TO TRANSPORT YOU

Whether you’re staying local this summer or finally breaking out the passport, Getaway (Abrams, April 2021, $40) should be along for the ride. Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Renee Erickson guides readers on a journey through some of her favorite places—Rome, Paris, London, and more—highlighting the regions’ best comfort food dishes and cocktails, all presented through stunning images and illustrations that evoke feelings of joy and wanderlust.

Monica Petrucci

Monica is Culture's Social Media Editor. Coming from a formaggio-obsessed Italian family, she was very excited to combine her passions for cheese and writing at Culture. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and pairing wine and cheese in her spare time.

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