By Marnie Hanel, Jen Stevenson
2021 • Artisan
From the IACP Award–winning authors of The Campout Cookbook and The Picnic, Hello, Summer! is a highly giftable handbook with inspired recipes for summer house entertaining, waterfront meals, and delicious bites to complement a sun-soaked day.
For anyone who lives for summer, who waits patiently for the season’s first corn and tomatoes, who fantasizes about long lazy weeks at the beach house—or lake house, or pool house—or just hanging around the backyard with a fruity cocktail and the grill ready to go, here is the pitch-perfect Summer: A Cookbook. Guided by the principle that the spirit of summer cooking is to keep things a bit loose (and the oven off when it’s just too hot), here are more than 100 recipes that rely on what looks good in the markets and encourage relaxed, communal cooking: snacks like Grilled Oysters with Miso Scallion Butter; beach picnic fare like Three Thrilling Summer Rolls and Charred Corn and Cojita Salad (Esquites); and summery mains like Tamari-Ginger Swordfish, Landlubber’s Lobster Roll, Project Paella, and Fish Tacos. And seriously, what could be better for dessert than Six Sensational Ice Cream Sandwiches? With its bright, colorful illustrations and philosophy of making the most of every day, Summer: A Cookbook celebrates not just eating but also the whole of warm-weather living, with tips on how to build a beach firepit, recipes for the best tiki cocktails, instructions for playing Beach Blanket Bingo and other games, summer reading recommendations, and so much more.
Tags: Books, outdoors, seasonal, summer