To ease the pain of the end of summer, I re-read this book by Diana Henry, who spent 5 years travelling and eating in search of the tastiest dishes from the snowiest climes, resulting in an irresistible collection of dishes from North America and Northern Europe. These recipes celebrate some of the world’s most overlooked cuisines by using products that can be found on our own doorsteps. There are potato and cheese dishes from Italy’s skiing slopes, pastries from the coffee houses of Vienna and Budapest, and little appetizers that have been eaten at Russian celebrations since the days of the tsar. These recipes will bring warmth to your heart as well as your home. Reading this book makes you want to cook everything that’s in it.