We paired spring’s hottest cook­books with the coolest aprons for the woman who is al­ways per­fectly put to­gether


The lux­ury English de­part­ment store Fort­num & Ma­son was founded in 1707, in­vented the Scotch Egg three decades later, and The Queen and Duchess of Cam­bridge for­mally opened its tea salon in 2012, so there’s a lot of his­tory to be told in The

Cook Book’s 304 pages. The aqua­ma­rine vol­ume con­tains quintessen­tially Bri­tish recipes like tea scones, Welsh rarebit and Scotch eggs. THE COOK BOOK: FORT­NUM & MA­SON BY TOM PARKER BOWLES, $40, BOOK­STORES + The blue pip­ing on this apron ties the whole look to­gether, and the pat­tern of­fers just a hint of Bri­tish ec­cen­tric­ity. ANTHROPOLOGIE APRON, $32, ANTHROPOLOGIE.COM Wil­liam Weg­man, Lau­rie An­der­son, Al ice Wa­ters and other foodie lu­mi­nar­ies con­trib­ute sto­ries and recipes to this art­ful veg-cen­tric book ripe with fan­ci­ful illustrations and dishes. There are more than 75 salad recipes in this col­lec­tion; try grilled hearts of palm with mint and triple cit­rus or col­lard chif­fon­ade salad with roasted gar­lic dress­ing and crou­ton crum­ble. SALAD FOR PRES­I­DENT: A COOK­BOOK IN­SPIRED BY ARTISTS BY JU­LIA SHER­MAN, $35, BOOK­STORES MAY 16 + A soft grape­fruit-sor­bet hue em its enough sum­mer-at-my-coun­tryprop­erty vibes to make you think that you picked all the salad your­self. H&M APRON, $40, HM.COM Miche­lin-starred chef Jeremy Fox’s highly an­tic­i­pated first cook­book shines a light on flora and el­e­gant meth­ods to treat veg­eta­bles. In­cor­po­rat­ing tech­niques from his Napa Val­ley restau­rant, Ubuntu, Fox as­sem­bled 160 recipes, like figs, cel­ery, al­monds and pick­led grapes, ded­i­cated to plant- based in­gre­di­ents. ON VEG­ETA­BLES: MODERN RECIPES FOR THE HOME KITCHEN BY JEREMY FOX WITH NOAH GALUTEN, $60, BOOK­STORES + The dark colour will dis­guise any spills or ac­ci­dents that may arise while test­ing new recipes, and the geo­met­ric veg­gie pat­tern riffs on the cover. IKEA APRON, $10, IKEA.COM

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