21 new cookery and leisure books our editors cannot look forward to this fall


After countless days of cooking our way through breakfast, lunch and dinner, we urgently need fresh inspiration. While our summer getaways were a welcome change in the kitchen, fall is the perfect time to stock up on new books on cooking, entertainment, and drinking to bring new, creative energy to midweek and holiday evenings.

Many of the best new cookbooks of the season focus on fresh, seasonal Mediterranean cuisine, while others are rooted in the English Regency era, celebrating black cuisine and culture, and bringing home the flavors of New York City’s cult favorite restaurants. Whether you are a brilliant baker, accomplished host, aspiring chef, cocktail connoisseur, or just enjoy reading about food, these books are sure to inspire your next great get-together or culinary endeavor.