Summer Cookbook Guide

Check out these cookbooks for great summer grill outs and parties.

Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction by Bobby Flay, Stephanie Banyas and Sally Jackson, $24.50

Food Network's resident grilling guru serves up signature secrets for wood-smoked barbecue in his latest book. Bobby shares the low and slow methods behind succulent smoked meat from poultry to burgers, with grilled starters and sides for a quality cookout from start to finish. amazon.com

All Fired Up: Smokin' Hot Secrets for the South's Best BBQ by Troy Black, $17.46

Troy Black has serious 'cue cred as a celebrated pitmaster, 11-time state barbecue champion and president of the Southern School of Barbecue. In this book, he brings his slow-smoked secrets to readers so they can serve up award-winning barbecue in their own backyard. amazon.com

Absolutely Avocados by Gaby Dalkin, $12.59

Avocados step into the spotlight thanks to a beloved blogger who shares her tips for this versatile ingredient far beyond traditional guacamole. With 80 sumptuous recipes, this book takes buttery avocados to new heights in fresh-flavored breakfasts, sauces, salads and even desserts. amazon.com

America's Best BBQ - Homestyle: What the Champions Cook in Their Own Backyards by Ardie Davis and Chef Paul Kirk, $13.99

Get the home team advantage with over 100 recipes for quality cookout staples from two major authorities on barbecue. With a professional barbecue judge and a seven-time world champion on your side, you'll be set with rubs, marinades, mops and more to smoke up competition-worthy barbecue at home. amazon.com

Cheese & Beer by Janet Fletcher, $17.49

There's an artisan cheese for every brew in this first-ever guide to pairing popular craft beer styles with their perfect cheesy companions. With tips on how to properly store and serve both sides, this book plays savory matchmaker for your favorite pale ales, lagers and stouts. amazon.com

The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen by Clotilde Dusoulier, $15.75

You don't have to be vegetarian to appreciate the seasonally inspired recipes from this "Chocolate & Zucchini" blogger. With a French twist on vegetable-driven dishes, Clotilde Dusoulier’s cookbook offers inventive ideas that let produce shine in stunning soups, turnovers, tarts and everything in between. amazon.com

The Hot Sauce Cookbook: Turn Up the Heat with 60+ Pepper Sauce Recipes by Robb Walsh, $11.89

From the founder of the Austin Hot Sauce Festival comes this fiery cookbook chock full of hot sauce history and recipes that will put a spicy pep in your step. More than 50 recipes are set ablaze with the help of hot sauce, from classic wings to sloppy Joes to Bloody Marys, to ensure that your taste buds feel the heat. amazon.com

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown: America's Classic Joints and Killer Comfort Food by Guy Fieri, $17.99

Guy's latest book takes the scenic route through the country's funkiest restaurants, with a few Canadian spots in the mix. He and his Krew bring you the best recipes from the road with a full-color foldout map included inside, for use on your next road trip. amazon.com

Ice Cream Sandwiches: 65 Recipes for Incredibly Cool Treats by Donna Egan, $11.89

An ode to everyone's favorite chilly treat, this cookbook offers easy-to-craft ice cream sandwiches, covering both the comforting classics and decadently deluxe. There's a sweet sandwich for every occasion, whether you're in the mood for peanut butter brownie or creamy pumpkin mascarpone. amazon.com

The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm by David Mas Masumoto, Marcy Masumoto and Nikiko Masumoto, $15.39

Peaches are part of the family in this book from California's Masumoto farm, where the owner grows highly praised organic peaches with his family. To highlight the sweet harvest, they've collected their favorite family recipes, from traditional peach cobbler to chicken and peach empanadas. amazon.com

The Picnic Cookbook by Annie Bell, $13.96

Learn to pack the perfect picnic in any outdoor elements, with practical advice for capable cutlery, cooler bags and corkscrews that'll come in handy on the picnic blanket. With a wealth of weatherproof recipes like dips, tarts, salads and pies, this book will prepare your ideal al fresco feast. amazon.com

Preserving: Putting Up the Season's Bounty by The Culinary Institute of America, $13.99

Make your garden goods last with these tricks for pickling, brining, curing and dehydrating, courtesy of the Culinary Institute of America. The book covers every type of preserving technique with over 60 recipes to start a healthy hobby and reap the benefits of your own backyard. amazon.com

River Cottage Veg: 200 Inspired Vegetable Recipes by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, $24.50

This latest addition to the River Cottage cookbook collection reinvents both vegetarian and vegan food with over 200 creative recipes. The James Beard Award-winning author celebrates his love of vegetables and the endless possibilities for healthy yet hearty meals, from tapas to weeknight one-pots. amazon.com

101 Tropical Drinks by Kim Haasarud, $11.89

The newest installment of the 101 Cocktails series will stir up visions of sandy beaches with its icy collection of tropical drinks from a famous mixologist. Turn here for classic cocktails with a savory twist and flaming punch bowls big enough for a whole family, all inspired by fresh market ingredients. amazon.com

The New Wine Country Cookbook: Recipes from California's Central Coast by Brigit Binns, $24.50

Discover California's Central Coast, the state's fastest-growing wine region, in this book filled with 120 wine-friendly dishes and profiles of local winemakers. Each recipe shares a wine-pairing tip for fully appreciating the rustic fare, which ranges from sauvignon blanc oysters to sole with pinot noir. amazon.com

Glazed, Filled, Sugared & Dipped: Easy Doughnut Recipes to Fry or Bake at Home by Stephen Collucci and Liz Gunnison, $12.59

Are you a beignet buff, a churro connoisseur or a zeppole fanatic? No matter what type of doughnuts you delight in, this book has your craving covered with over 50 recipes for yeast and cake-style doughnuts that you can make at home. amazon.com

The Catch: Sea-to-Table Recipes, Stories & Secrets by Ben Sargent, $21.00

This new cookbook from Cooking Channel's seafood specialist reels in a haul of recipes fit for a seaside feast, from Ben's family clam chowder to his famous lobster rolls. Here you'll find the stories behind Ben's shellfish showdowns and share in his savory quest for the best catch, hooked and cooked homestyle. amazon.com

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