A whole cookbook dedicated to corn? Why not, if, like author Lisa Skye, you adore the golden cobs, kernels and cornmeal? She’s tapped several dozen chefs for a cookbook, I Love Corn (Andrews McMeel, $19.99).

Recipes range from simple to complex, from Martha Stewart (caramelized corn with shallots) and Daniel Boulud (chilled corn soup with nutmeg) to Miami’s Michelle Bernstein (corn “ceviche” in corn water) and Colleen Grapes from New York’s the Harrison (poached peaches and rhubarb with warm corn shortcakes).

— Judy Hevrdejs

Chicago Tribune