Maybe you're heading to a beautiful country house this summer, or a rental in the mountains; or maybe you're the sort of person who cracks open a cookbook at the beach, for fun. (Don't worry -- you're in good company.) Whichever camp you fall into, you're going to want some new reading -- and cooking -- material.
So here's a roundup of books -- some we've already covered, and some we haven't -- that you should take with you on your next vacation.
If you like a good story:
More: Once you've finished Delancey, make Molly's Rice Noodle Salad.
If you're looking for a hostess gift:
If you're more into food politics than pastry crust:
If you want to make a lot of jams and/or pickles:
If you're an ice cream freak:
If you're looking for salads, vegetables, and recipes that will make you feel light and virtuous:
If you're not afraid of summer baking:
If you're thirsty:
More: Add some vintage classics to your cookbook shelf.
Have we missed any recent books you've loved? Tell us in the comments!