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4 New Books For Cheese Lovers, Summer 2022

1. Black Mixcellence: A Comprehensive Guide to Black Mixology

Black Mixcellence (Penguin Random House, June 2022, $30) celebrates the impact of Black and Brown mixologists on the cocktail and bartending industry. Written by hospitality industry veteran Tamika Hall with Discovery Channel’s Cocktail Kings star Colin Asare-Appiah, the book includes the history of African American contributions to the industry and stories about notable mixologist from around the globe, interwoven with more than 70 signature drink recipes. 

2. Milk Cow Kitchen 

For the first time in paperback, Milk Cow Kitchen (Gibbs Smith, April 2022, $30) by MaryJane Butters is your ultimate guide to raising, milking, and caring for cows. Butters’ fifth book offers 15 step-by-step cheese recipes, 75 “farm-style” recipes, plus a guide on raising cows in your backyard or farm. This book is for anyone who is thinking about taking the leap into small-scale dairy farming but isn’t quite sure where to start. 

3. Boards: Stylish Spreads for Casual Gatherings 

Professional food stylist and America’s Test Kitchen cast member Elle Simone Scott knows that we eat with our eyes first. In Boards (America’s Test Kitchen, April 2022, $30) she shares her expert tips for spreads that look as good as they taste—including how to keep your board or buffet fresh all party long. With more than 150 recipes and 35 different boards to inspire you, it’s your guide to easy entertaining this summer and beyond. 

4. Eitan Eats the World: New Comfort Classics to Cook Right Now

Eitan Bernath’s infectious energy and easy, comfort-food recipes have made him a TikTok star. At 20 he has his own production company and is principal culinary director for the Drew Barrymore Show. In Eitan Eats the World (Penguin Random House Canada, May 2022, $40), the phenom shares 85 original, fun-to-cook recipes with plenty of cheese and dairy in the mix, including grilled corn, tomato, and Halloumi salad; mushroom Philly cheesecake; and five-ingredient dulce de leche brownies. 

Susan Axelrod

Susan Sherrill Axelrod is a former editor of Culture. Her love affair with cheese began at age 12, when she bicycled to a gourmet shop to taste an exotic newcomer—French brie. She lives with her partner in midcoast Maine, where she enjoys a well-made cocktail, hiking with their dog, Lucy, and spending as much time as possible on the water.

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