Bring the food truck experience home by cooking up some goodness from The Truck Food Cookbook ($12). Compiled by five-time James Beard Award nominee John T. Edge, it offers up 150 recipes from the country's best "restaurants on wheels", including sweets like ice cream and cupcakes, standards like cheeseburgers, and, yes, an entire chapter dedicated to tacos of every sort. Cook them up for your family and friends, or find yourself an old box truck and take your show on the road — just don't forget to give credit where credit's due.
You love beer. You love to eat. And while you certainly enjoy drinking beer while eating, why not try and combine the two even further? Clocking in at a lightweight 48 pages, the Beer Cookbook ($11) offers a nearly equal number of tasty dishes that incorporate hoppy goodness in a multitude of ways, from the straight-forward spicy beer-soaked shrimp to the more nuanced chocolate stout lava cake.