Book Look

AH&L takes you around the globe—from the countryside to the shorefront— with our favorite tomes this month

Twisted Soul Cookbook

Celebrated Atlanta chef Deborah VanTrece highlights cuisine from around the world in her debut cookbook The Twisted Soul Cookbook: Modern Soul Food with Global Flavors (Rizzoli, $35). Inspired by her years as a flight attendant, VanTrece shares inventive seafood dishes, sides, desserts and more, teaching that the love for flavorful food boasts no language barrier.

Designing Paradise

From Punta Mita, Mexico, to the shores of the Dominican Republic, Miami Beach and beyond, Designing Paradise: Tropical Interiors by Juan Montoya (Rizzoli, $65), written by Jorge Arango, transports readers to a luxurious beachfront retreat with every turn of the page.

A Year at Clove Brook Farm

 Take a trip to the countryside with Christopher Spitzmiller’s A Year at Clove Brook Farm (Rizzoli, $45). Separated by season, the designer shares his secrets to creative farm living—from floral arranging and garden-planning tips to entertaining and life with animals. Let the sunshine of his tome spill into the inspiration for your own space. 

Farmhouse Weekends

Whether living in a bustling city apartment or a quiet countryside abode, Farmhouse Weekends (Gibbs Smith, $30) by Melissa Bahen provides readers with the coziest of meals, no matter your location. Bake a buttery berry cobbler this summer or welcome fall with white bean chili. With brunch, dinner and dessert recipes included, you’ll enjoy good company year-round.

At Home

Interior design is a living extension of art, according to designer Brian Paquette, but it doesn’t need to be sterile. In his new book At Home: Evocative & Art Forward Interiors (Gibbs Smith, $40), Paquette takes readers through his approach to design—leading with the client identity, history and aspirations and translating that into a home that’s comfortable yet functional, artistic yet livable.

© The Twisted Soul Cookbook: Modern Soul Food with Global Flavors by Deborah VanTrece, Rizzoli New York, 2021. Images © Noah Fecks; © Designing Paradise: Tropical Interiors by Juan Montoya by Jorge Arango, Rizzoli New York, 2021; A YEAR AT CLOVE BROOK FARM by Christopher Spitzmiller © Rizzoli New York, 2021; farmhouse weekends by melissa bahen, gibbs smith publishing, 2021; at Home: Evocative & Art-forward interiors by brian paquette, gibbs smith publishing, 2021