The best of the rest includes a guide to Nordic cocktails, two books celebrating vegetables and a plant hunter’s adventure. CABBAGE: A GLOBAL HISTORY by Meg Muckenhoupt Reaktion Books, £10.99 ISBN 978-1780239811 This compact book explores the history of the cabbage and its place as an iconic ingredient on the world’s culinary stage. VEGETABLES, SOIL AND HOPE by Guy Singh-Watson Riverford Organic, £9.99 ISBN 978-0993215520 Guy Singh-Watson co-owns Riverford Organic with his employees, This is a one-stopshop for his foreward-thinking ideas on veg growing. IRREPLACEABLE: A HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN 100 PLACES by Philip Wilkinson Historic England, £20 ISBN 978-1848025097 A list of England’s most eminent locations from wellknown parks and monuments to hidden gems. SPIRIT OF THE NORTH: COCKTAIL RECIPES AND STORIES FROM SCANDINAVIA by Selma Slabiak TeNeues, €25 ISBN 978-3961711529 Plant-based cocktails inspired by personal stories of mixologist Selma Slabiak. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JOSEPH DALTON HOOKER by Seamus O’Brien Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, £40 ISBN 978-1842466568 Story of Joseph Dalton Hooker’s 1847 expedition to Sikkim, in the eastern Himalayas.