The Italian Khana mini series by the celebrity chef Ritu Dalmia are slim, beautifully produced and affordable DIY home recipes that demystify Italian cuisine effortlessly. What makes them more attractive is the bilingual text.
If you are into barbeques and grills, Just Kebabs—Celebration of 365 Kebabs by Chef Davinder Kumar is where your quest ends. It has a plethora of recipes to keep both vegetarians and carnivores happy.
The Suriani Kitchen by Lathika George is a wonderful collection of Syrian Christian recipes, food lore and more.
Two books to be enjoyed by cooks as well as armchair foodies are Miss Masala—Real Indian Cooking for Busy Living by Mallika Basu and A Flash in the Pan: What to Cook and How by Tushita Patel