The personal chef journal is everywhere these days (thank you, Anthony Bourdain). Haven’t got your fill? Here’s a new twist: a chef on a boat. Mediterranean Summer: A Season on France’s Cote d’Azur and Italy’s Costa Bella by David Shalleck is a true look at what it’s like to be a private chef for a billionaire couple on their hugely expensive yacht. Once you’ve salivated over the food described in the book you’ll be rewarded by a nice collection of recipes, so you can have your own yachting party, even if it is in your backyard.

Mediterranean Summer, $16.29

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