Maureen Ogle’s In Meat We Trust ($28.00, 384 pp), is a look at the history of meat in America, from the colonists to ConAgra. By chronicling not only the history of the meat industry itself, but the way it shaped the growth of this country, this book showcases past innovations while raising questions for the future of meat.

For healthy and energizing drinks, check out Superfood Juices ($16.95, 224 pp) by Julie Morris. This book contains some tips for beginning juicers to get started putting their own blends together as well as recipes like Cucumber Mint Juice, Volcano Hot Chocolate, and Kale Martinis. Recipes are also organized by functional cleanses like a Quick Reboot or Strength and Stamina Cleanse, for those looking for a specific boost for their day.

Jennifer McGruther’s The Nourished Kitchen ($27.99, 320pp) has over 160 traditional foods recipes for the cook looking to go farm-to-table. The book is broken down into categories like From The Garden, From The Range, and From The Orchard. Recipes include Oysters and Potato Stew, Pan-Fried Savoy Cabbage with Bacon, and Maple Roasted Pears.

A Farm Dies Once A Year ($25.00, 272 pp) by Arlo Crawford is a memoir about the author returning to the farm where his parents grew crops for nearly forty years. As he chronicles the course of one full growing season, Crawford ponders both the highs and lows of the farmers’ lifestyle while reconciling with his family’s legacy.

New York City: A Food Biography ($40.00, 260 pp) by Andrew F. Smith is a journey through New York City’s culinary history. From hotspot restaurants like Delmonico’s to street foods plucked from various immigrant cultures, the book shows how the diversity and energy of this city is reflected in its food. Topics covered include Eateries, Drinking In The City, and Historic Cookbooks, Dishes, and Recipes.

For those interested in putting an international flair in their cooking, Aliya LeeKong’s Exotic Table ($35.00, 321 pp) has recipes from Turkey to Kenya to Brazil. Consisting of categories like Spices, Ingredients, and Equipment, Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Goat, and Breakfast, Savory Tarts, and Breads, the author has added small anecdotes about food from around the globe to add a personal touch. Recipes include Jamaican Jerk Hens, Greek Lasagna, and Hibiscus Paletas.

For kid-friendly recipes categorized into dairy-free, gluten-free and egg-free, look to Allergy-free Cooking for Kids ($14.95, 184 pp) by Pamela Clark. The recipes are accompanied by colorful images and nutritional information. Recipes include: Coconut Rice Pudding, Banana Bread, Mini Meat Pies and Polenta-Coated Chicken.

A comprehensive guide to biodynamic farming, Citizen Farmers ($24.95, 224 pp) by Daron “Farmer D” Joffe and Susan Puckett explains how to “grow healthy food, build thriving communities, and give back to the earth.” The book is filled with colorful pictures and guides on composting, tilling, sowing, reaping and more.

Gluten-Free Pasta ($20.00, 216 pp) by Robin Asbell includes more than 100 fast recipes for gluten-free, low- and no-carb pastas. The book is broken down into subcategories like Sauces, Baked Pastas and Soups. Recipes include Potato Gnocchi, Primavera Pasta, Greek Lamb Pastitsio, Fast Pho and Delhi-Style Greens and Pasta.