For our second installment of Summer Listens, we’ve chosen a couple tasks that are far nearer and dearer to us than the ol’ commute. While they may be a year-round activity, cooking and gardening have a summertime appeal that’s undeniable: the sensation of dirt between your fingers, the smell of strawberries ripened on the vine, the taste of freshly roasted corn. The only thing missing? A great audiobook to set the mood. Whether it’s Anthony Bourdain getting real behind the stove, an analysis of nutritional necessities, or a delectable mystery, these books make ideal culinary copilots.