Travel journalist Caroline Eden’s lyrical cookbook Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light
traces her journeys through Ukraine
, and Turkey
. Interwoven anecdotes for recipes such as baked sesame halva and Bulgarian zelnik
pie – “We sat on the ground and ate, the crispy filo showering down crumbs … watching as girlish pleasure spread across the faces of the ladies of Malko Tarnovo,” – bring local cultures to life. $23.
Chef Eric Werner and restaurateur Mya Henry left their New York City
jobs to open Hartwood
, a casual and wildly popular eatery in the coastal jungle of Tulum
. Hartwood: Bright, Wild Flavors from the Edge of the Yucatán
shares the duo’s delicious, easy-to-execute recipes, from agave pork belly with grilled pineapple to costillas (pork ribs), Hartwood’s signature plate. $37.
When it comes to variety, Tokyo
's food scene has it in spades. Chef Tim Anderson’s picks for Tokyo Stories: A Japanese Cookbook
range from ramen and onigiri
(rice balls) to savory okonomiyaki pancakes and other dishes spanning Japan
’s fanciest restaurants, favorite hole-in-the-wall haunts, and now, your kitchen. $24.