Jane Rodmell Best Summer Weekends Cookbook

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Best Summer Weekends Cookbook

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Summer only comes once a year. Make it count.

Summer days and weekends are best spent outside. That's when cooks look for recipes that can be easily prepared and served at the cottage or at home, in the country or in the city.

Those recipes and more are all right here, in Best Summer Weekends Cookbook. This edition combines the best of the popular Summer Weekend Cookbook and More Summer Weekends Cookbook and adds seventy-five new recipes. Whether entertaining neighbors or guests staying for the weekend, cooking for the family, or hosting a once-a-summer everybody come gathering, this compendium will become an indispensable kitchen companion, and at 352 pages, it is a superb resource.

Recipe sections include:

  • Appetizers, starters and sundown snacks
  • Fresh barbecuing ideas
  • Salads and side dishes
  • Make-ahead main courses
  • Light bites
  • Breakfast and brunch
  • Sweet stuff and desserts.

Each recipe also has ideas for variations and substitutions for those times you don't have a particular ingredient on hand. Make-ahead tips reduce kitchen work so you can enjoy your guests' company. The appetizing color photographs will make it hard to resist trying every dish. A new collection of Quick Tricks will help you produce fabulous dishes fast.

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Over the years I've discovered the trick to creating good food with a minimum of anxiety and fuss is to have some good basic ingredients on hand. That applies whether you are cooking at home, out of town, or on the road. You'll find my list of essentials at the front of Best Summer Weekends Cookbook, and all the recipes then work from this core group of ingredients. Just add the meat, fish, seasonal produce, cheese and dairy items for your selected menu, and you're ready for the weekend.

Readers of my other cookbooks tell me that they love all the tips and tricks with each recipe. I've introduced lots of new ones in this book -- tips on selecting ingredients, making recipes ahead, variations and substitutions, and other ideas for producing great food that will make your friends think you slaved for hours. (You don't have to tell them how easy it was!)

One of my favorite ways to entertain in the summer is to get together with friends for drinks and snacks outdoors. Best Summer Weekends Cookbook includes lots of easy-to-prepare "sundown snacks," and even a few summer cocktails, all guaranteed to get the evening off to a great start. The barbecue is a key tool for summer cooking, so you'll find 60 pages of grilling recipes, marinades, spice rubs, and bastes -- with a handy chart to inspire you and help you to put things together. There are heaps of fresh ideas for summer salads too, with suggestions for turning them into main dishes that will please both vegetarians and meat-eaters. And when it comes to desserts, I love to feature the glorious fruits of summer with favorites such as Raspberry Cream Crunch Pie, Caramel Peach Cobbler, Plum Crumble Squares, and Frozen Chocolate Raspberry Terrine.

In every chapter you'll feast your eyes on gorgeous color photos. I know they will make your mouth water and you will not be able to resist heading straight to the kitchen to start cooking right away.

I wish you great times and great food this summer. Enjoy and have fun.

Jane Rodmel

About the Author:

Jane Rodmell is the food columnist for Cottage Life magazine and a cookbook author as well as a recipe developer and food researcher for over twenty years.

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