Fabulous Fall Cookbooks

Copyright © 2013. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.” Photography credit: Richard Learoyd © 2013

Open up these beautiful, practical recipe collections and prepare to eat well.

As fall rolls in, days get shorter and meals grow longer and increasingly intricate. We go on the hunt for flavors and dishes that capture these temporal moments—and seek out a little guidance along the way.

With that in mind, we’ve found an assortment of cookbooks that captures the very best of the season using an array of interesting ingredients and techniques.

Beautifully photographed and illustrated, these books pay homage to pastry, all manner of desserts, deli comfort food, every kind of mushroom imaginable and even fortifying cocktails. Renowned culinary authors—like Beatrice Ojakangas, who concocts numerous takes on a classic pairing in The Soup & Bread Cookbook—and chefs—including superstar Israeli cook Yotam Ottolenghi, who now offers an American version of his debut effort—don't disappoint.

Go ahead, dig in.