Mark Hansen, Utah author and creator of the blog marksblackpot.com, provides a compilation of his favorite Dutch oven recipes. The book includes recipes for everything from beef and poultry to specialty dishes and desserts.
"THE INCREDIBLE EDIBLE LANDSCAPE," by Joy Bossi and Karen Bastow, Hobble Creek Press, $18.99, 132 pages
Utah natives and expert gardeners Joy Bossi and Karen Bastow write detailed instructions on creating a sustainable and edible landscape right in your backyard.
More cookbooks recently released:
"QUICK-FIX INDIAN: Easy, Exotic Dishes in 30 Minutes or Less," by Ruta Kahate, Andrews McMeel Universal, $16.99, 208 pages
Ruta Kahate includes more than 100 recipes for those of all skill levels and also includes instructions for preparing and storing essential basic foods.
"CHARRED & SCRUFFED: Bold New Techniques for Explosive Flavor On and Off the Grill," by Adam Perry Lang with Peter Kaminsky, Artisan, $24.95, 280 pages
Barbecue champion Adam Perry Lang includes grilling techniques along with ways to liven up the food of a backyard get-together and recipes for "co-stars" (not side dishes) in his third cookbook.
"GRILLING VEGAN STYLE: 125 Fired-up Recipes to Turn Every Bite into a Backyard BBQ," by John Schlimm, DaCapo Press, $20, 240 pages
This cookbooks looks a meat-free and vegan-friendly grilling recipes, and the author also includes chapters on grilling techniques and a list and descriptions of how to use vegan-friendly foods and grilling tools.
"THE NAKED FOODS COOKBOOK: The Whole-Foods, Healthy-Fats, Gluten-Free Guide to Losing Weight & Feeling Great," by Margaret Floyd and James Barry, New Harbinger Publications, $1995, 224 pages
The authors include recipes from condiments to cookies along with tools, preparation techniques and a guide to what "eating naked" means.
"THE PICKLED PANTRY: From Apples to Zucchini, 150 Recipes for Pickles Relishes, Chutneys & More," by Andrea Chesman, Storey Publishing, $19.95, 304 pages
Offers tips on preserving a backyard harvest with 150 recipes for fruits and vegetables, from apples to zucchini.
"THOROUGHLY MODERN MILKSHAKES," by Adam Ried, W.W. Norton & Company, $17.95, 208 pages
These recipes for more than 100 shakes use sorbet with spices and herbs, nuts, seeds, butters and oils, along with fruit (in a variety of ways ) and some ice cream for a new spin on old classics along with some unique regional and seasonal variations.
HEALTH & DIETING
"THE SCIENCE OF SKINNY: Start Understanding Your Body's Chemistry — and Stop Dieting Forever," by Dee McCaffrey, DaCapo Books, $16.99, 430 pages
As a chemist, Dee McCaffrey offers reasons why to avoid certain chemicals in this part memoir, part expose and part lifestyle guide.
"TAKE IT OFF, KEEP IT OFF: How I Went from Fat to Fit — and You Can, Too — Safely, Effectively and Permanently," by Paul "PJ" James, DaCapo Press, $18.99, 208 pages
Paul James, a chef and fitness trainer, gained 90 pounds to see what it was like and then he wanted to see if he could lose it. His book offers meal plans, recipes, workout plans, exercise myths and motivational stories.
"DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR DISORDER: Your Guide to Recovery," by William R. Marchand, M.D., Bull Publishing, $16.95, 360 pages
Using the latest findings in neurobiology related to mood disorders, the author looks at diagnosis, appropriate treatment, tips for collaborating with a medical team along with a variety of approaches (exercise, diet, spirituality) in looking at treatment and recovery.
"GREENHORNS: The Next Generation of American Farmers," edited by Zoe Ida Bradbury, Severine von Tscharner Fleming and Paul Manalo, Storey Publishing, $14.95, 256 pages
This collection of essays are from young farmers who want to revive and reform the agricultural industry.