Arefi is amenable to substitutions and a clear and friendly writer: Each page is encouraging (and each cake seemingly attainable! —Out October 27Good Drinks by Julia BainbridgeJulia Bainbridge is a great interviewer. If you’re more Walmart than farmers market, this book would be yours too,” says chef and TV personality Vivian Howard. —Out October 20The Nom Wah Cookbook by Wilson Tang and Joshua David Stein“This book made me antsy,” says staff writer Kendra Vaculin. Coconut and sambal, staples of Indonesian cooking, also feature generously in the Sri Lankan food I grew up with.