Chow Bella

Chefs, What's on Your Summer Reading List?

Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail [email protected]

For most chefs, summer in the Valley means a chance to take a much-needed break before the busy season returns. And like us, many enjoying whittling away the hot summer days with a good read.

So what books made this summer's must-read list for Valley chefs? Lots of food and cooking-related ones to be sure, but also a few you might not expect. Perhaps you'll find a recommendation or two that inspires. Enjoy.