Sweeter Off the Vine, by Yossy Arefi, is a love poem to seasonal fruits—from the juice of sun-warmed peaches, to the lemon's bracing zest, to the snappy skin of the cherry. The recipes, all desserts, are divided first by season, and then by fruit, some more familiar than others (you'll see apples and berries, but also quince and persimmons).

In Arefi's hands, seasonal stalwarts shine in unexpected ways. Strawberries are pulverized with campari and frozen into boozy ice pops. An apricot and berry galette hits new notes when laced with saffron sugar. Pears dance with chestnuts in a light, moist cake. A tart brings together three bitter ingredients—sesame, chocolate, and grapefruit—in a supremely happy union. Pumpkin pies, apple crisps, and berry cobblers are here, too, for those craving something comfortingly classic.

Arefi reminds us that whatever the season, there is a fruit waiting to be adored, appreciated, and devoured.

Read more about how Yossy Arefi put together her cookbook, in her own words.

Comes with a signed bookplate.

  • Length: 256 pages
  • Author: Yossy Arefi