Cookbooks | New on the scene

— Vinaigrettes And Other Dressings: 60 Sensational Recipes to Liven up Greens, Grains, Slaws, and Every Kind of Salad by Michele Anna Jordan. Versatile recipes to fit salads for any occasions, and a “variations” section to expand the possibilities. $16.95

— Flavored Butters: How to make them, shape them and use them as spreads, toppings, and sauces by Lucy Vaserfirer. Give your sweets and savories – anything you might serve with butter — flair and flavor. $12.95

— Saving the Season: A Cook’s Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving by Kevin West. West delivers more than 100 recipes, organized by season, for sweet preserves and savory pickles; easy-to-can vegetables and fruits; condiments such as relishes, chutneys, and salsas; and cordials, candies, and cocktails. $35 (available in June)

— Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking by Mary McCartney. The daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney, shares imaginative recipes she gleaned from her famous vegetarian mother and other places. Beautifully illustrated with simple recipes that will appeal the meat lovers, too. $29.95

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Compiled by Bob Howard