However you feed your soul, this season's crop of cookbooks, crafted by big-name chefs, food personalities, and just plain good cooks, is sure to please those on your holiday list who take pleasure in preparing good things to eat.
Bonny Wolf recommends Big Sky Cooking by Meredith Brokaw and Ellen Wright for her roundup of summer cookbooks: It's "a big, beautiful book on Western living and cooking that evokes the wide-open spaces, high mountains and big sky of Montana."
Summer is the time to eat. There's no better opportunity to make the most of what the season — and your local farmer's stand — have to offer. Cookbooks can help. Food writer Bonny Wolf rounds up 10 to take you through the season.