Food for Thought | New Release

Compiled by Bob Howard

— Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking by Dana Shultz. A cookbook from the popular food blog Minimalist Baker, featuring 101 all-new simple, vegan recipes that all require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare. Avery. $35.

— The Manhattan by Philip Greene. Cocktail historian Philip Greene traces the evolution of this drink from its competing origin stories through its continuing influence, including the martini. Illustrated with vintage ads and artwork and photographs, this definitive, illustrated story of the Manhattan also offers 65 easy-to-follow recipes. Sterling Epicure. $19.95.

— Meals to Heal by Susan Bratton. This book shares healthy, easy to prepare recipes that not only taste delicious but also mitigate the many side effects of cancer treatment. Recipes are organized by meal as well as by side effect, allowing you to easily find meals suited to your particular health needs. Da Capo. $18.99.

— How to Saute by Michael Ruhlman. The author gives you essential information and straightforward advice about the tools you need (and which ones you don’t); tips on stocking your pantry for the greatest efficiency, flexibility, and flavor; and dozens of color photographs showcasing finished dishes and step-by-step cooking techniques. Little, Brown and Company. $20.

— Cooking with Loula by Alexandra Stratou. Nearly 100 recipes for Greek dishes organized the way real home cooks think, with chapters for simple, healthful weekday dishes, more languorous Sunday meals and traditional holiday fare. Artisan. $29.95.