It is the waning days of summer, time to let go of nectarines and welcome apples. Also time to back off of salads and head into hearty, slow-cooked suppers. In The Great American Slow Cooker, authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarborough interpret American food in all it’s diversity from tortillas to Korean barbecue. Judith Finlayson uses the slow cooker to keep you healthy–getting rid of take-out is a good place to start and the slow cooker makes home cooking easy. And in 365 Slow Cooker Suppers, Stephanie O’Dea will carry you through the year, no matter the season.