These 11 books have no-nonsense weeknight stuff and the decadent stuff of future meals with friends. This list is the best of the season, and we're sure there's a book here that will help every cook find fresh ideas to cook their way through this spring. Bavel by Ori Menashe, Genevieve Gergis, and Lesley SuterOften, chef’s cookbooks, while gorgeous, prove tricky and fussy for the home cook. Not so with Bavel, the latest cookbook by pastry chef and chef duo Genevieve Gergis and Ori Menashe, alongside writer Lesley Suter. Writing with a lifetime of experience behind him, Scott manages to make Carolina barbecue feel accessible to the weekend warrior.