Edible East Bay’s book editor Kristina Sepetys serves up her year’s local favorites for cooks, readers, and eaters alike. Read her reviews:

Autentico: Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way
by Rolando Beramendi

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
by Samin Nosrat with illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton

Sourdough
by Robin Sloan

Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert’s Renegade Life
by Emily Kaiser Thelin, photography by Eric Wolfinger