1. Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen Katie Button, barnesandnoble.com, $35 This exquisite cookbook celebrates the unique flavors and vast appeal of Spanish cuisine. Award-winning chef and local restaurant owner, Katie Button, packs 125 recipes into her cookbook, allowing readers to re-create traditional Spanish dishes with seasonal American ingredients.
Imagine the sounds of a springtime stroll through the grounds of the Biltmore Estate. Bees buzz between the vibrant blooms of the Rose Garden, water gurgles from the satyr fountains on the terrace, wind rustles through the azaleas—and Samantha Redstreake Geary speaks into her voice recorder as she walks through it all.