Readers looking for more versatility from their superfoods can turn to The Book of Kale & Friends ($22.95, 224 pp) by Sharon Hanna and Carol Pope, a book covering how to grow and cook your own superfoods. Though the book has a strong focus on kale, including growing tips as well as recipes raging from kale salads to kale cookies to several kale cocktails, other superfoods are profiled as well. These superfoods are not only rich in nutrients, but easy to grow, including parsley, arugula, garlic, and sage. Even the family dog can join in, with a chapter dedicated to Canine Kale Cuisine.

Homebrewers now have a more eco-friendly option when it comes to making their beer with Sustainable Homebrewing ($18.95, 368 pp) by Amelia Slayton Loftus. This book helps both beginner and advanced brewers take an organic approach to brewing by growing their own ingredients and choosing eco-friendly materials to use throughout the brewing process. Loftus also covers sustainable brewing practices like using solar energy and recycled water. There are also over 30 beer recipes for readers to try, including Pale Rider Ale, Vienna Twist Lager, and Gluten-Free Buckwheat Millet Ale.

The Diabetes Solution ($24.99, 261 pp) by Jorge Rodriguez, MD, and Susan Wyler, RDN, has a twofold purpose: to give those with type 2 diabetes the means to help fight it and promote education for readers to understand exactly what it is and what can be done to prevent it. The book combines the latest scientific research on type 2 diabetes and prediabetes with information for diabetics to manage the condition. Some of the offerings for managing diabetes include recipes for all times of day, exercise regimens, and ways to lower stress.

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.