Richard Olney: Lulu's Provencal Table
Just when I needed it most, an invitation to enjoy cooking (and life) a little more. Lulu is a totally natural cook, and Olney does a great job capturing her voice and spirit while creating recipes we too can learn to make. And? Lots of tomatoes, basil, garlic, zucchini -- just in time for the Garden Explosion!
Andrew Jefford: The New France: A Complete Guide to Contemporary French Wine
An intelligent, inspiring, well-written book on my favorite subject. And pretty pictures, too.