Jew-ish: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch by Jake CohenWhat's inside: an entertaining modern take on Jewish cooking; over 100 recipes; color photos; pantry must-haves; holiday menus; tidbits about Jewish history and traditions.
Recipes include: Jake's Perfect Challah; Bagel Chips; Roasted Garlic Hummus; Pastrami Biscuits and Gravy; Spinach-Artichoke Kugel; Saffron Chicken Noodle; Matzo Tiramisu; Sour Cherry Rice Pudding.
Read this next: Sababa by Adeena Sussman; King Solomon's Table by Joan Nathan; Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.
Food Between Friends by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie TanousWhat it is: a chatty cookbook by two best friends, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and chef/recipe tester Julie Tanous, that's filled with tempting dishes inspired by his Southwest and her Southern roots.
Recipes include: Buckwheat Waffles; Camping Chili; Cheesy Cauliflower Enchiladas; Gulf Coast Grouper & Grits; Hatch Green Chile Mac & Cheese; Gas Station Cherry Hand Pie; New Mexican Sopaipilla.
Don't miss: the amusing short intros to each recipe.
Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore by Patric Richardson with Karin B. MillerWhat's inside: a fun, practical ode to laundry and textiles; instructions for doing washing right and getting stains out; details for dealing with dry-clean-only items; personal stories (complete with a cast of characters).
About the author: Patric Richardson, who's loved clothing since he was a toddler in Kentucky, founded the popular Laundry Camp at Minnesota's Mall of America and stars in a new TV series, The Laundry Guy.
Want a taste? "My mission is to help you make laundry faster, cheaper, kinder to the environment, and more fun."
Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest & Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms by Erin Benzakein with Julie Chai; photographs by Michèle M. WaiteWhat it is: a lovely, well-organized guide to growing flowers all year long; an award-winning debut by a renowned flower farmer whose most recent book, Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias, came out in March.
What's inside: advice for selecting your garden space; a seasonally arranged overview of planting and harvesting 175 flower varieties; inspiring photos.
Don't miss: the helpful instructions for floral arrangements and décor.
Seasonal Flower Arranging: Fill Your Home with Blooms, Branches, and Foraged... by Ariella Chezar with Julie Michaels; photographs by Erin KunkelWhat it is: a beautifully written guide with inspiring photos arranged seasonally that encourages the use of locally grown flowers and provides flexible, step-by-step instructions for 39 floral projects.
Don't miss: the section on creating a cutting garden.
Reviewers say: "a delightful companion for gardeners, florists, or armchair naturalists" (Publishers Weekly).
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