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.

Nataranjan Ranganathan, Ph.D., and Herny D’Silva, Ph.D., have written Probiotics and Kidney Health ($5.95, 44 pp), which explains how probiotics may be able to help those with chronic kidney disease by filtering out uric acid, removing other toxins from the body and providing an opportunity for the functioning kidneys to rest and heal. Charts and diagrams make the guide easy to fully understand.

Probiotics For Dummies ($16.99, 192 pp) by Shekhar K. Challa, Ph.D., board certified gastroenterologist, has all the information on how probiotics can support the immune system, alleviate allergies and support a healthy digestive tract. The easy-to-follow guide includes a breakdown of the types of probiotics as well as two dozen probiotic-rich recipes for entrées, snacks and desserts.

Written by Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease ($14.99, 305 pp) details a comprehensive, easy-to-follow program about: the early signs of heart attack, the link between blood sugar and heart disease, “good” and “bad” cholesterol and ways to fight heart disease naturally.