By Bob Howard
— My Pantry by Alice Waters with Fanny Singer. In this sweet collection of essays and recipes, Alice Waters showcases the simple building-block ingredients she uses to create gratifying, impromptu meals all year long. Clarkson Potter. $24.99.
— Crossroads by Tal Ronnen with Scot Jones and Serafina Magnussen. The classically trained chef redefines vegan cooking with 100 Mediterranean-inspired recipes. Artisan. $35.
— Cuban Cocktails by Ravi DeRossi, Jane Danger and Alla Lapushchik. From the Cuban rum bar Cienfuegos comes this spirited collection of 100 recipes that celebrate Cuba’s rich history and culture. It features classics, such as the Cuba Libre, El Floridita Daiquirí, and Mojito. Sterling Epicure. $24.95.
— Mamushka by Olia Hercules. Featuring recipes from the Ukraine and Easter Europe, this books offers recipes such as Chicken broth with dumplings, tomatoes stuff with cheese and herbs, sour gherkins and yogurt drop scones. Weldon Owen. $35.
— Modern Israeli Cooking by Danielle Oron. The Israeli-born author gives a fresh take on the melting pot of cutlures that influence food of modern Israel, including Moroccan, Easter European, Yemeni, Egyptian, Iraqi and Turkish. Ycmedia. $28.