Cookbooks | New on the Scene

Compiled by Bob Howard

— The Make-Ahead Cook by the editors of America’s Test Kitchen. While most make-ahead cookbooks focus only on stocking your freezer, this book takes a new approach, with 8 strategies that show you how a little advance work and planning can reap huge benefits. $26.95

— Ruhlman’s How to Roast/ Foolproof Techniques and Recipes for the Home Cook by Michael Ruhlman. The James Beard Award-winning author combines practical advice - what tools you need, staple ingredients to have on hand, how to get the most out of your oven - with 20 original and mouthwatering recipes. $25

— How to Cook Everything Fast/ A Better Way to Cook Great Food by Mark Bittman. The author provides a game plan for becoming a better, more intuitive cook while you wake up your weekly meal routine with 2,000 main dishes and side dishes. $35

— At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen/Celebrating the Art of Eating Well by Amy Chaplin. Some 150 vegan and vegetarian recipes plus tips for stacking a pantry – beautifully illustrated. $35