On the bookshelf

Chefs take some time away from the stove to pen an impressive collection of new cookbooks.

Pasta Sfoglia, From Our Table to Yours, More than 100 Fresh, Seasonal Pasta Dishes by Ron and Colleen Suhanosky. Read about the authors’ inspiration behind their favorite traditional and modern dishes served at New York City’s Sfoglia.

Texas Cowboy Cooking by Tom Perini. Classic and creative food and drink selections are presented with Perini’s same characteristic charm and wit that he displays at Perini Ranch Steakhouse in Buffalo Gap, Texas.

Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen by Michael Symon with Michael Ruhlman. Symon, an Iron Chef and Cleveland restaurateur, feels intimately connected to the featured recipes inspired by his family’s Greek-Italian-Eastern European-American roots.

My New Orleans: The Cookbook; 200 of My Favorite Recipes & Stories from My Hometown by John Besh with Dorothy Kalins. Besh injects celebrated New Orleans fare with contemporary flair while lovingly detailing his own experience with the city’s food and rich heritage.

Antojitos:Festive and Flavorful Mexican Small Plates by Barbara Sibley and Margarite Malfy. The chef-owners of La Palapa in New York City share salsas, “tapas” and drinks derived from Mexican home cooking.


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