“Around My French Table: More than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours” by Dorie Greenspan (hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010, 530 pages, $40). Offers personable recipes for French home cooking, presenting more than 300 recipes for hors d’oeuvres, salads, soups, meat dishes, fish, vegetables and desserts, with a separate section on making dough, vinaigrettes and sauces.
“The Elements of Life: a Contemporary Guide to Thai Recipes and Traditions for Healthier Living” by Su-Mei Yu (hardcover, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009, 324 pages, $35). The traditional Thai philosophy of diet and health involves eating meals planned around your “home element” — earth, water, wind, or fire — as well as the weather, time of day, and other factors. In this book, Yu explains this age-old philosophy and gives information and recipes to help you prepare meals that will promote better physical, spiritual and emotional health.
“Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking” by Fuchsia Dunlop (hardcover, W.W. Norton & Company, 2013, 351 pages, $35). This culinary reference inspired by the cooking traditions of southern China features dishes that focus primarily on vegetables, and shares a comprehensive introduction to key seasonings and techniques.
“Pati’s Mexican Table: the Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking” by Pati Jinich (hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013, 288 pages, $30). Presents a collection of recipes that use simple methods and everyday ingredients to make delicious Mexican dishes suitable for family meals and holiday celebrations.
“Rustic Italian Food” by Marc Vetri with David Joachim (hardcover, Ten Speed Press, 2011, 291 pages, $35). Celebrates the rustic, handcrafted cuisine of Italian home cooking while advocating a hands-on, back-to-basics approach in a volume that provides more than 100 recipes for a variety of slow-cooked meats, homemade breads and pastas.