San Francisco-based Kristina Cho, writer of the blog Eat Cho Food, dedicates her first cookbook, “Mooncakes & Milk Bread,” to the Chinese bakeries and cafes of her childhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Presented with an ample dose of nostalgia, the book provides foolproof recipes for such staples as egg tarts, scallion pancakes, steamed barbecue pork buns and milk tea.

Mooncakes & Milk Bread: Sweet & Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries, by Kristina Cho304 pagesHARPER HORIZON

“Mooncakes & Milk Bread” is the first English cookbook to exclusively focus on Chinese bakeries, but many of the recipes, from shokupan and melonpan to Swiss roll cakes and mille crepe cakes, will be familiar to readers in Japan.