Spring's Best Cookbooks
The season's new crop yield comforting noodle bowls, heartfelt family tales, divine desserts, and hundreds of great uses for fresh produce.
San Francisco pastry guru Elisabeth Prueitt extends the Tartine line with the indispensable home cooking collection, Tartine All Day. Lorena Jones Books, amazon.com $25, 384 pages
Andrea Nguyen celebrates Vietnam's iconic noodle soup and one of the hottest stateside dining trends in The Pho Cookbook. She rounds out the offerings with recipes for banh mi, pot stickers, and noodle rolls. Ten Speed Press, amazon.com $22, 168 pages
Chef Jenn Louis displays her extraordinary talent for elegantly simple cooking in The Book of Greens, an encyclopedic yet engaging collection of recipes for everything from kale and collards to tatsoi and purslane. Ten Speed Press, amazon.com $35, 328
Peter Gethers makes it his mission to cook his ailing mother the feast of a lifetime in My Mother's Kitchen. It's a witty love letter filled with fond memories and tasty recipes—an ideal Mother's Day present. Henry Hold & Co., amazon.com $28, 320 pages
Former Gourmet editor Kate Winslow and photographer Guy Ambrosino deliver a gorgeous packed with 150 dishes showcasing onions, garlic, and all their fragrant cousins in the aptly titled Onions Etcetera . Burgess Lea Press, amazon.com $35, 336 pages