Cookbooks | New on the Scene

Compiled by Bob Howard

— Isa Does it/ Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. More than 150 new recipes to make weeknight vegan cooking a snap – often in 30 minutes. Recipes like Sweet Potato Red Curry with Rice and Purple Kale, Bistro Beet Burgers, and Summer Seitan Saute with Cilantro and Lime illustrate how simple and satisfying meat-free food can be. $30

— Winter Cocktails/ Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks by Maria del Mar Sacasa. More than 50 recipes for cold-weather cocktails and mixed beverages to warm you up. $22.95

— Sweet/ Inspired Ingredients, Unforgettable Desserts by Valerie Gordon. An attractively illustrated book in which the author shares her inspired recipes for cookies, rustic pies, decadent chocolates and more. $35

— Seriously Bitter Sweet/ The Ultimate Dessert Maker’s Guide to Chocolate by Alice Medrich. Here’s 150 chocolate-focused recipes for ice, brownies, cookies – and even savory dishes.$25.95