12 Summer Cookbooks Our Food Editors Can’t Wait to Cook From
Jam Session: A Fruit-Preserving Handbook
Preserving is one of the test kitchen's passions, so this book will surely be splattered with cooked fruit in no time. It of course covers jams and jellies, but also chutneys, conserves, fruit butters, and mostardas—they’ll keep your pantry bursting with flavor year-round.
Session Cocktails: Low-Alcohol Drinks for Any Occasion
Levant: New Middle Eastern Cooking from Tanoreen
This gorgeous follow-up to chef Rawia Bishara’s first book, “Olive, Lemons & Za’atar” (a 42 Burners favorite!) is chock-full of enticing recipes from her celebrated restaurant in Brooklyn, from ephemeral fresh fava beans with spiced yogurt sauce to a simple harissa baked chicken.
Something Old, Something New: Classic Recipes Revised
A book that makes just as much sense to have on your nightstand as your kitchen counter, Tamar Adler's latest breathes new life into old-school recipes like Steak Diane and Charlotte Russe with her inimitable prose. Seasonal menus complete with wine pairings by sommelier Juliette Pope and striking watercolor illustrations by artist Mindy Dubin are interspersed throughout.
My Lisbon: A Cookbook from Portugal's City of Light
The ideal summer recipes to graze over with friends and a good bottle of wine! Think briny seafood, grilled vegetables, and endless snacking. Plus, the book is filled with beautiful photographs and stories that reflect the nuance of a modern city steeped in centuries-old tradition.
Beloved illustrator Maira Kalman and food writer Barbara Scott-Goodman join forces for a cookbook dedicated to their favorite dessert. The pages we've dog-eared for summer? Strawberry and blueberry shortcakes and plum torte.
Feast: Food of the Islamic World
Chef Anissa Helou shares the most compelling recipes collected from her travels throughout the Muslim world, from Egypt and Syria to Iran and Indonesia, and through vivid stories and striking photography, celebrates the region's cultures and peoples in the process.
A Table in Venice: Recipes from My Home
The next best thing to a trip to the floating city! Skye McAlpine transports you to her corner of Venice in her debut cookbook, replete with simple yet memorable home-cooked meals, vibrant local markets where she's been a regular for years, and the all-important tradition of the afternoon spritz.
The Perfect Scoop
It's the most wonderful time of year to try recipes from the new edition of this beloved test-kitchen resource—highly recommended for any aspiring or advanced ice cream makers out there.
Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel
Chef Alon Shaya put Israeli cuisine on the New Orleans food map; his memoir-like cookbook, offers an aromatic whiff of his most craveable dishes, like whole roasted cauliflower with whipped feta, in recipes and the stories behind them.
Cuba: The Cookbook
A Cuban home cooking bible, this book explores the island's complex culinary history, which counts influences as diverse as Spanish colonizers, African slaves, and French, Haitian, Jamaican, and Chinese immigrants, through a collection of 350 recipes, including classics such as black bean soup and ropa vieja.
Michael Symon's Playing with Fire
The latest from superstar chef Michael Symon, this book is perfect for people (like our food editors) who want to grill literally everything come June. He also includes a super-helpful primer on how to set up your grill, pit, or smoker for success.