The Best Cookbooks of Summer 2013

Now's the time to let the peaches, zucchini and other seasonal produce do all the work for you. These five books show you how (and you won't even break a sweat).
The Hot Sauce Cookbook by Robb Walsh

The Hot Sauce Cookbook: Turn Up the Heat with 60+ Pepper Sauce Recipes

144 pages; Ten Speed
You've probably heard that there's a reason people in Central and South America, India, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean eat foods flavored with hot chile peppers and spices that add heat: spicy foods can make you sweat, which in turn helps you cool down. So while we wouldn't necessarily recommend putting down the lemonade and chugging a bottle of Tabasco, this little book is a surprisingly perfect antidote to 90-degree days. It has easy recipes for homemade pepper sauces and salsas (it even has versions of famous hot sauces, such as Frank's RedHot), and ones for spice-centric dishes, from classic fire bombs like Buffalo wings to foods that you may have never considered spicing up, such as fruit salad.
— Lynn Andriani