Christine Ha stunned the judges of MasterChef (Season 3) when they learned she was legally blind. Her ease in the kitchen impressed them almost as much as her palate. Recipes From My Home Kitchen (3013 Rodale) is a collection of 75 comfort food recipes gleaned from Ha’s Vietnamese mother. Although there is a definite emphasis on Asian fare, Ha incorporates classic North American dishes such as Buttermilk Fried Chicken, as well as some of her winning recipes on MasterChef. She devotes a whole chapter to food eaten out of bowls, and focuses on accessible dishes that you can wrap your hands around.