These three cookbook authors will be featured at the Times Festival of Reading; see Wednesday's Taste section for stories about them.
Amarcord: Marcella Remembers (Gotham) by Marcella Hazan is a fascinating memoir by the renowned godmother of classic Italian cooking in America.
The American Beach Cookbook (University Press of Florida) by Marsha Dean Phelts gathers appealing recipes and reminiscences from the historically African-American seaside community near Jacksonville.
Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook (Clarkson Potter) by Martha Hall Foose offers charming tales and mouth-watering recipes from a chef with French culinary training and Southern roots.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor