Home Made Summer by Yvette van Boven
Straightforward writing and fun illustrations make this charming book a great companion in the kitchen. Pulling together influences from her life in Amsterdam, Paris, and Provence, the recipes are just the right thing to toast the start of summer. Check out the pork rib roast with warm butter gremolata and roasted garlic and the rhubarb pie with almond paste.
To buy: $23, amazon.com.