Cookbooks | Food for Thought

Compiled by Bob Howard

— Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver. The author offers recipes for 30 breakfasts, 30 lunches and 30 dinners as well as fresh ideas for healthy snacks and drinks. Ecco. $34.99.

— Sourdough by Sarah Owens. 101 recipes for baking with whole and sprouted grains, making the most of the seasonal harvest, and healing the body through naturally fermented food. Penguin Random House. $35.

— Slow fires by Justin Smillie with Kitty Greewald. From his famous peppercorn-crusted, slow roasted short rib to a delicate briased snapper, Smillie show how to master the most satisfying ways of cooking: braising, roasting and grilling. Clarkson Potter. $40.

— Growing Tomorrow by Forrest Pritchard. With more than 50 mouthwatering recipes and over 250 photographs, this unique cookbook captures the struggles and triumphs of the visionary farmers who are Growing Tomorrow. The Experiment. $24.95.

— The Complete Guide to Sushi and Sashimi by Jeffrey Elliot and Robby Cook. Sushi isn’t tricky to make so long as you have the right utensils and instructions, and have the patience to get acquainted with the various techniques. All it takes is some practice and in no time at all, you’ll be making sumptuous sushi that will wow family and friends. Robert Rose. $29.95.