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Cookbooks to inspire you this spring

If you’re looking for some kitchen inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Here are 9 cookbooks with New York City ties to know coming out this spring.

'Ice Cream Adventures'

By: Stef Ferrari Foodie fame: Hay Rosie Craft
Photo Credit: Rodale Books

By: Stef Ferrari

Foodie fame: Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Company (founder)

The deal: From accoutrements to sauces to desserts and savory snacks to, of course, ice cream, there are endless, innovative creations to try.

Good for: Adventurous ice cream lovers

Recipe to try: Chocolate chip cookie dough barnburner

Out: Now

Price: $24.99

'A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches'

By: Tyler Kord Foodie fame: No. 7 Restaurant
Photo Credit: Penguin Random House

By: Tyler Kord

Foodie fame: No. 7 Restaurant Group (chef-owner)

The deal: The French Culinary Institute-trained chef behind the acclaimed No. 7 restaurant publishes his first cookbook.

Good for: Sandwich aficionados

Recipe to try: Roast beef with crispy shallots and smoky French dressing

Out: June 14

Price: $22.99

'Num Pang'

By: Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz (with Raquel
Photo Credit: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

By: Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz (with Raquel Pelzel)

Foodie fame: Num Pang (chefs-founders)

The deal: If the sandwich shop is in your weekly lunch rotation, now you can learn how to make its num pang, as well as Cambodian- and Southeast Asian-inspired soups, stews, bowls, teas and juices.

Good for: People with pantries stocked with soy, fish and hoisin sauces.

Recipe to try: Ad-Rock Pang

Out: May 17

Price: $25

'The Nordic Kitchen: One Year of Family Cooking'

By: Claus Meyer Foodie fame: Noma (co-founder), Meyers
Photo Credit: Mitchell Beazley

By: Claus Meyer

Foodie fame: Noma (co-founder), Meyers Bageri (founder), Great Northern Food Hall and Agern (founder, food hall and restaurant forthcoming at Grand Central Terminal)

The deal: This jam-packed cookbook features 350 Nordic-inspired recipes, divided seasonally.

Good for: Parents looking for tasty, accessible meals

Recipe to try: Rhubarb cake

Out: May 17

Price: $29.99

'Food & Beer'

By: Daniel Burns and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso (with Joshua
Photo Credit: Phaidon Press

By: Daniel Burns and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso (with Joshua David Stein)

Foodie fame: Burns -- Luksus; Jarnit-Bjergso -- Torst

The deal: The restaurateur and brewmaster, who share a space in Greenpoint, bring readers inside their collaboration, from Luksus' high-end dining to Torst's beer pairing expertise.

Good for: Serious beer drinkers

Recipe to try: Rhubarb custard crisp

Out: May 16

Price: $49.95

'The Basque Book'

By: Alexandra Raij with Eder Montero (and with
Photo Credit: Penguin Random House

By: Alexandra Raij with Eder Montero (and with Rebecca Flint Marx)

Foodie fame: Txikito, La Vara, El Quinto Pino and brand-new Tekoa (chef-owners)

The deal: Get a primer on Basque cooking, from pil pil to pintxos, with this cookbook from NYC's foremost chefs in the matter.

Good for: Txikito regulars

Recipe to try: Grilled head-on shrimp

Out: April 19

Price: $29.99

'Melba’s American Comfort'

By: Melba Wilson Foodie fame: Melba's (founder and
Photo Credit: Atria Books

By: Melba Wilson

Foodie fame: Melba's (founder and chef)

The deal: The Harlem chef shares her takes on family recipes, from sweet potato pie to BBQ turkey meatloaf to five different kinds of fried chicken.

Good for: Soul food fanatics

Recipe to try: Throwdown fried chicken

Out: April 12

Price: $30

'Floyd Cardoz: Flavorwalla'

By: Floyd Cardoz (with Marah Stets) Foodie fame:
Photo Credit: Workman

By: Floyd Cardoz (with Marah Stets)

Foodie fame: Tabla (former chef, since closed), North End Grill (former chef), White Street (former chef), Paowalla (chef-owner, forthcoming)

The deal: The celebrated chef shares more than 100 recipes that are all about adding impactful flavor to even the most basic meals.

Good for: Home cooks tired of their go-to dishes

Recipe to try: Tamarind margarita

Out: April 5

Price: $29.95

'Brooklyn Rustic'

By: Bryan Calvert Foodie fame: James (chef-owner) The
Photo Credit: Little, Brown and Company

By: Bryan Calvert

Foodie fame: James (chef-owner)

The deal: The chef expounds on his rustic-meets-modern sensibility in more than 125 recipes.

Good for: The sophisticated palate

Recipe to try: Heirloom tomatoes with gin, feta and dill

Out: June 7

Price: $30

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