Do avocados make me happy? Yes, when I have a margarita to sip. And considering the success of the improbably avocado-loving restaurant Avocaderia (with locations in Industry City, Brooklyn, and Chelsea, Manhattan), avocados surely bring joy to Alessandro Biggi, Francesco Brachetti and Alberto Gramigni, the partners in the venture. Their book tells you all about the avocado and provides recipes in which puréed avocado quietly lurks (pancake batter, banana cake, crab cakes) or struts out front (many toasts, Caesar salad, frozen paleta bars). There’s even a step-by-step guide to making an avocado “rose.”

“Avocaderia: Avocado Recipes for a Healthier, Happier Life” by Alessandro Biggi, Francesco Brachetti and Alberto Gramigni (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $19.99).

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