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Books

24 must-have new cookbooks for summer (and beyond)

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It’s been a healthy year for cookbooks so far, and what better time to try them out then summertime. We've rounded up the 24 best cookbooks for summer cookouts, Labor Day, and beyond. Click through to check them out.
Quadrille Publishing

Jackson & Levine, by Laura Jackson and Alice Levine

British broads Laura Jackson and Alice Levine are “supper club supremos” who want to make sure you have all the tools to pull off the perfect dinner party. With 24 distinct menus, their cookbook has choices for every party host. Buy Here
Random House

Inspiralized & Beyond, by Ali Maffucci

Food blogger Ali Maffucci follows up her best-selling cookbook Inspiralized with Inspiralized and Beyond, which presents more innovative spiraling recipes. Whether it’s zucchini, cantaloupe, or sweet potato, Maffucci proves everything tastes better in spirals. Buy Here
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Just Cook It!, by Justin Chapple

In his second cookbook, Food and Wine’s culinary director Justin Chapple delivers 145 recipes for every meal, occasion, and season. The cookbook is perfect for amateur chefs on the go, as Chapple incorporates valuable time-saving tips throughout. Buy Here
Chronicle Books

Once Upon a Chef, by Jennifer Segal

Jennifer Segal has gone from food blogger to cookbook author with Once Upon a Chef, titled after her popular blog. This one focuses on family-friendly recipes made with fresh ingredients. Buy Here
Assouline

The Ashram Cookbook, by Catharina Hedberg

With more than 100 recipes from L.A.’s famed wellness retreat of the same name, The Ashram Cookbook is an essential read for any vegetarians looking for creative new options. Buy Here
Penguin Random House

A Burger to Believe In, by Chris Kronner 

Having created the renowned (and aptly named) KronnerBurger, chef Chris Kronner brings his expertise to the page with his debut cookbook, A Burger to Believe In. He gives readers his best burger-making secrets as well as more than 40 recipes for a wide range of delicious eats, such as onion rings, seasonal salads, and crab burgers. Buy Here
Chronicle Books

The Vintage Baker, by Jessie Sheehan 

This throwback cookbook takes readers back to slow-cooking values with more than 50 cake, cookie, and pie recipes inspired by baking pamphlets from the 1920s to the 1960s. The stunningly photographed book also features headnotes detailing the origins of each recipe, along with retro patterns, illustrations, and photography. Buy Here
Abe Books

The Provincetown Seafood Cookbook, by Howard Mitcham

Originally published in 1975, Cape Cod chef Howard Mitcham’s essential seafood cookbook has been given new life with an introduction by the late Anthony Bourdain. Buy Here
Workman Publishing

Project Fire, by Steven Raichlen

It’s safe to say that with Steven Raichlen’s new cookbook, you won’t want to cook a single meal inside all summer. In his follow-up to Project Smoke, the grillmaster goes far beyond instructions on grilling a perfect steak, with recipes for grilled sangria to sip and cedar-planked pears for dessert. Buy Here
HarperCollins

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering, by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets

When you have a full-fledged lifestyle empire that includes a hit television show, a home decor line, a shopping complex, and a new restaurant, it stands to reason that a cookbook wouldn’t be far behind. In Magnolia Table, Joanna Gaines focuses on comfort favorites that can be found in her family’s restaurant of the same name. Buy Here
Phaidon Press

Cuba, by Madelaine Vázquez Gálvez and Imogene Tondre 

U.S. citizens may now be able to travel to Cuba, but home cooks needn’t look any farther than Cuba to enjoy authentic Cuban cusine. Pulling from Spanish, African, and Haitian influences, Madelaine Vázquez Gálvez and Imogene Tondre capture the mingling of different cultures with every recipe. Buy Here
HarperCollins

Feast: Food of the Islamic World, by Anissa Helou

Award-winning chef Anissa Helou takes readers on a tour through North Africa, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and South Asia, exploring the foods of each region. Buy Here
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

How to Grill Everything, by Mark Bittman 

With 1,000 (yes, 1,000) recipes, it feels as though Mark Bittman really does grill everything. Among the hundreds of tips: Want to know how to make pound cake on the grill? This one’s for you. Buy Here
HarperCollins

Bosh!, by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby 

Who said a plant-based diet can’t be fun? Written by Ian Theasby and Henry David Firth, Bosh! is filled with flavorful recipes that help to make every meal delicious and plant-diet friendly. Buy Here
Abrams Books

What's Gaby Cooking?, by Gaby Dalkin

A lot of California cuisine, apparently. Based on her food blog of the same name, Gaby Dalkin does a deep dive into the quintessential California eats, from avocado toast to grain bowls to margaritas, with 125 Instagram-worthy recipes. Buy Here
Penguin Random House

Cake, by Barbara Scott-Goodman and Maira Kalman 

With Cake, artist Maira Kalman and food writer Barbara Scott-Goodman bring us a one-of-a-kind illustrated cookbook. Scott-Goodman’s delicious recipes are perfectly complemented by Kalman’s colorful artwork, making Cake not simply a cookbook, but a joyful work of art. Buy Here
Penguin Random House

Super Easy Burgers, by Orathay Souksisavanh

Summers by the grill are easy and tasty with this cookbook. Boring burgers no longer! Buy Here
Penguin Random House

Michael Symon's Playing With Fire, by Michael Symon

This intimate look at Cleveland-style barbecue offers informative live-fire-grilling tips. The Chew cohost manages to bring a new perspective and a personal touch to an American culinary staple. Buy Here
Penguin Random House

Great Tastes, by Danielle and Laura Kosann

Fans of Danielle and Laura Kosann will reconize the pair from their popular blog The New Potato, where food, fashion, and celebrity intersect. The sisters are back with a cookbook that — like their website — not only focuses on food, but also the outfits they wear while eating it. (Also, check out their dinner party guest lists.) Buy Here
Penguin Random House

Gather & Graze, by Stephanie Izard 

Top Chef’s first female winner, Stephanie Izard is stepping away from the camera and sharing the secrets to her most beloved dishes from her three Chicago restaurants. Buy Here
Penguin Random House

Korean BBQ, by Bill Kim with Chandra Ram

Author Bill Kim melds his American upbringing with his Korean heritage for a series of fabulous KBBQ recipes. Buy Here
Penguin Random House

The Perfect Scoop: Revised and Updated, by David Lebovitz

After years working as a pastry chef at Chez Panisse and living in Paris, it’s safe to say David Lebovitz knows a thing or two about dessert. In this newly revised cookbook, Lebovitz makes it easy to prepare ice creams, gelatos, sorbets, and more. Buy Here
Little, Brown

Milk Street: Tuesday Nights, by Christopher Kimball 

Christopher Kimball has gained popularity with 177 Milk Street, which is essentially his own personal Willy Wonka factory. At this Boston location, he films a television show, records a radio show, and has a cooking school. Now Kimball is back with his second cookbook, Milk Street: Tuesday Nights, the answer to quick midweek meals that never disappoint. Pre-order Here
Simon + Schuster

Whiskey in a Teacup, by Resse Witherspoon

Whiskey in a Teacup is more than cookbook. It is the latest extension of Witherspoon’s ever-growing lifestyle brand, an all encompassing Southern lifestyle guide. It sheds light on her upbringing in Nashville, dishes out essential Southern beauty and home décor how-tos, and acts as a love letter to her grandmother Dorothea, a true “whiskey in a teacup.” Pre-order here
Outbrain