We know it’s all too easy to rely on old standards for the appetizers, sides and desserts in your Memorial Day plans. Why risk a flop when you’re feeding a crowd? So we’re officially vouching for these recipes, culled from new spring and summer cookbooks. They’re a little different and thoroughly delicious. We’ll give away these featured cookbooks at the end of our Free Range chat on Wednesday: email@example.com.
— Bonnie S. Benwick