Summer Cookbooks

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Summer cookbooks are the perfect companions for anyone looking to explore and experiment with new recipes during the warmer months. They often feature fresh, seasonal ingredients that are readily available during the summer months, allowing you to create delicious and healthy meals for yourself and your loved ones. Whether you’re an experienced chef or a novice cook, these summer cookbooks offer a wealth of inspiration and ideas to help you make the most of the sunny season.

Summer: A Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Lazy Days and Magical Nights

Whether for cocktails and bites at the lake house or a come one, come all dinner with friends, here are more than 100 seasonally inspired recipes guided by the principle that summer cooking means keeping things loose (and the oven off when it’s just too hot out). Fuel up for a surf day with a basket of Fantastic Focaccia Sandwiches, host lunch on the deck with a Grilled Shrimp Louie salad, pass around the beach picnic fare (hello, Spicy Pineapple Spears and Landlubber’s Lobster Rolls). It’s a cookbook and so much more, with perfect party menus—how to choose between a Paella Party and Grilled Rib Revelry?—tiki cocktails, Five-Minute Frosé, tips on building a beach firepit. And to wrap it all up on the sweetest note, what could be better than Six Sensational Ice Cream Sandwiches?

Endless Summer Cookbook

Katie Lee—co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen—is known for her summer soirees, and in Endless Summer Cookbook, she shares more than 100 recipes that are staples at these parties. As Chef Bobby Flay can attest, “the recipes are as mouthwatering as they look.”

For Katie, cooking isn’t just about the food. It’s about the whole experience: the atmosphere, the stories that each ingredient tells, and, of course, the people who share the meal. Katie’s vision of a complete entertaining experience continues with Endless Summer Cookbook—where the cooking reflects the distinctive flavors of her home in the Hamptons.                                      

From photography to design to the recipes themselves, Endless Summer Cookbook evokes the delicious flavors of the best season of the cook’s year. Included are salad Niçoise, peach blueberry cobbler, figs wrapped in prosciutto, a pizza thrown onto the grill, steak tacos served with avocado and fresh cilantro, and much, much more. Katie also offers ideas for wine pairing and easy entertaining. Endless Summer Cookbook—with its stunning photography and fresh, easy recipes—brings to mind the ultimate summer fantasy of lazy, luxurious days at the beach.

Summer on a Plate: More Than 120 Delicious, No-Fuss Recipes for Memorable Meals from Loaves and Fishes

Wherever you are, summer is a time to savor longer days and lazy weekends. Fresh produce abounds, and life moves at a more relaxed pace. Anna Pump, proprietor of the iconic Loaves & Fishes store on Long Island, has catered to a devoted clientele of Hamptons weekenders for more than twenty-five years and understands summer’s rhythms. She knows that while you may want to enjoy a picnic on the beach or a late supper on the porch, you don’t want to spend the entire day in the kitchen, painstakingly preparing elaborate dishes. In Summer on a Plate she shares more than 120 recipes for delicious, no-fuss, memorable meals that celebrate the bounty of summer.

Anna never confuses simple with ordinary. A distinctive first course of Avocado Mousse and Shrimp on Tortilla Chips comes together in a flash. Chilled Tomato and Cucumber Soup with Seasoned Croutons makes a light and refreshing midday meal, and Spicy Corn Fritters with Salmon Caviar Dip are just the thing to set out for your weekend guests when a sunny Saturday on the beach turns into breezy evening on the deck.

Many dishes can go straight from the grill to the table, like Grilled Tenderloin of Beef with Fresh Herb Sauce or Perfect Whole Grilled Chicken with Plum Chutney. In the mood for seafood? Halibut Baked with Olives, Lemons, and Fresh Basil is a snap to prepare and full of fresh flavors. And what would summer be without salads? Serve Black Mission Figs with Goat Cheese and Upland Cress to begin a dinner party, while the Magret of Duck and Wild Rice Salad or the Asian-Flavor Beef, Pepper, and Spinach Salad are meals in themselves.

If your favorite part of the meal is dessert (like Anna!) you won’t be disappointed. Chocolate Chunk Orange Cake is a sweet ending to any meal (or even a sweet breakfast) and is just as satisfying with a cup of midafternoon coffee. Rhubarb Blueberry Pie or a Peach Tart with Almond Topping and a Cookie Crust take advantage of the best of summer fruits. The Coconut Lemon Layer Cake is a showstopper, or you can opt for a simple dish of dead-ripe berries lavished with a dollop of Crème Fraîche.

Put summer on your plate and enjoy everything the season has to offer.

The Ultimate Grilling Cookbook

Grilled food is as delicious as it is healthy. The best part is, grilling is a relatively simple cooking technique that everyone can master, even the inexperienced, amateur chefs.

But, if cooking on the grill is so simple, why is the home-grilled meat tough, we can’t achieve the perfect finish, the fish breaks, and the vegetables are raw or burnt?

Because there are a few secret techniques everyone keeps for themselves, but The Ultimate Grilling Cookbook is about to lay it all out!

Would you like to:

  • Have your favorite restaurant-quality grilled meals ready in no time?
  • Improve the quality of your food and therefore lead a healthier lifestyle?
  • Be the life and soul of great barbecues among friends and have them wondering what your secret is?
  • Improve your cooking skills and learn a variety of delicious recipes to put into practice?

With this one-of-a-kind cookbook, you can!

Why is it that we save grilling for big family celebrations or friends get-togethers – exclusively for special occasions? It’s about time that changed!

With the help of this book, you’ll be able to enjoy the best grill recipes, but with a different and extraordinary flavor – any time you crave it!

Through the pages of this cookbook, you’ll discover:

  • How to set up a grill and the entire grilling process explained in layman’s terms
  • 9 secret tips and tricks that are guaranteed to turn you into a master chef in almost no time
  • A huge variety of burger recipes – Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Burgers, Cheddar Beef Burger, Mini Portobello Burgers, Mini Portobello Burgers, etc.
  • Tons of vegetable and side dishes – Lemon-Garlic Artichokes, Smoked Jalapeño Poppers, Sweet Maple Smoked Brussels Sprouts, etc.
  • The tastiest poultry, beef, and pork recipes – Honey Balsamic Marinated Chicken, Grill Pork Chops with Herb Apple Compote, Tuscan-Style Steak with Crispy Potatoes, etc.
  • Healthy seafood recipes – coconut pineapple shrimp skewers, pesto shrimp, blackened Tilapia, Greek salmon, etc.
  • Appetizer and sides, snack recipes, and much more!

You don’t have to wait any longer to enjoy a good barbecue. Get ready to make the most delicious meals once you master the art of grilling, and this book will show you how to do so.

Summer cookbooks can be a great source of inspiration and ideas for creating delicious meals during the warmer months. So why not pick up a few titles and get cooking? Your taste buds (and your friends and family) will thank you!

***All book descriptions courtesy of Amazon

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