Since opening 10 years ago in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Egg has drawn crowds of neighborhood regulars and destination diners. An all-day breakfast menu could be a tough sell, but owner George Weld's emphasis on simple ingredients and solid techniques—not to mention his reliance on Southern staples like biscuits and gravy—make it an easy one. In his debut cookbook, Weld shares his breakfast philosophy and a buffet of recipes that includes eggs, hashes, sweet and savory grains, and simple pastries. Dishes you don't expect to see so early in the morning, such as Duck Confit and Smoked Trout Salad, should help lure some of the lingering breakfast skeptics to the table.

Price: $35