Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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While I may be slow to pack away my sweaters even as summer approaches, my cookbooks have a more timely seasonal migration. The cookbooks that I kept close at hand all winter—braising books, comfort-food focused titles, an impressive stack of baking books—are tucked away in favor of more summery favorites. There are ice cream books, grilling books and hot-weather appropriate cocktail books. There are books that help me wrangle my often-ambitious farmers' market hauls and books that transport me to distant lands even if my summer won't involve exotic travel. Here are the books that are at the top of my to-cook-from list this summer.

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5 incredible, affordable wines to try now.

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Creatives and hospitality pros tackle what it means to be present.

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It's that time of year: you dust off your white clothes, buy new sandals, plan summer getaways, head for the nearest beach. Whether I am poolside, en route to somewhere fabulous or, more likely, sweating like it's my job at a string of shadeless New York City playgrounds, I need a good book on hand. If winter is for Ulysses and hot toddies, summer is for cooking memoirs and margaritas. Here are six excellent new releases.

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Here's an expert's guide to at-home wood-fired grilling.

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How to have the best Memorial Day ever.

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Keep yourself cool—and satisfied—this season by making your way through this list of delicious summer desserts. 

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Shincha's microseason is back. Here, the tea master, matriarch and vice president of Kyoto’s 300-year-old Ippodo Tea Co. explains how the leaves of one plant can yield such diversity.

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To add major flavor to your meat this summer, try one of these easy, chef-approved ways to season your meat after it’s off the grill.

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Break from your usual repertoire and discover the full potential of the grill.

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