We cooked our way through 20 new releases to find these favorites.

By Heath Goldman
June 21, 2016
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From the creator of the award-winning blog Apt. 2B Baking Co., this big book of colorful fruit-based desserts is organized by the seasons. Among the enticing summer ideas are a blueberry skillet cobbler with whole wheat biscuits, cantaloupe and mint yogurt pops, and a soft chocolate and fig cake.To buy: $17, amazon.com.
Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House

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Sweeter Off the Vine by Yossy Arefi

From the creator of the award-winning blog Apt. 2B Baking Co., this big book of colorful fruit-based desserts is organized by the seasons. Among the enticing summer ideas are a blueberry skillet cobbler with whole wheat biscuits, cantaloupe and mint yogurt pops, and a soft chocolate and fig cake.

To buy: $17, amazon.com.

Love & Lemons

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The Love & Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofrio

This simple ingredient-driven cookbook, from the author of the Love & Lemons blog, features short recipes that let veggies shine for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Think: brussels sprout breakfast tostadas, summer squash succotash, and a grilled pepper and quinoa taco salad.

To buy: $35, loveandlemons.com.

Ten Speed Press

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Home Cooked: Essential Recipes for a New Way to Cook by Anya Fernald

The founder of California-based butcher shop and farm Belcampo Meat Co. presents a guide to unfussy, hearty weeknight cooking. (How’s cracked crab with lemon-chile vinaigrette sound?) Ferdinand teaches not only classic skills like searing meat, but also how to cook over an open fire and preserve meat and produce.

To buy: $35, amazon.com.

Penguin Random House

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Pure Delicious by Heather Christo

This anthology of allergy-friendly recipes focuses on dishes that do without gluten, dairy, eggs, soy peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, or cane sugar. Christo, a chef and former caterer, makes a convincing case that cooking mouthwatering meals for restricted diets isn’t that difficult—as long as you use fresh, whole ingredients. Some of our favorites dishes include Asian pulled pork with coconut rice, a roasted squash and arugula salad with maple-mustard vinaigrette, and chocolate fudge brownies.

To buy: $30, amazon.com.

Countryman Press

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Whole Protein Vegetarian by Rebecca Ffrench

This book is your delicious roadmap to getting the all the complete proteins you need as a vegetarian. The foundation? Wholesome recipes that are still satisfying, like a classic egg and cheese sandwich, spicy three-bean chili, and veggie noodles with seeded basil pesto.

To buy: $27.95, amazon.com.

Sterling Epicure

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Tiki With a Twist by Lynn Calvo and James O. Fraioli

Turn to this guide for everything you need to know about making summer’s coolest tropical cocktails, including a guide to tools and glassware. Trust us: the honeydew daiquiri, coconut cucumber mojito, and nutty Samoan taste like instant vacation.

To buy: $14.95, amazon.com.

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