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The Summer Table: Recipes and Menus for Casual Outdoor Entertaining

The Summer Table: Recipes and Menus for Casual Outdoor Entertaining

Lisa Lemke

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Book Details:
Publisher:Sterling ISBN:9781454904380 Published Date:16th April 2015 Dimensions:211 X 262 X 30 mm Weight:1.0403 kilograms Pages:272 Binding:Hardcover Illustrations:illustrations Condition:New

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Summertime--and the outdoor entertaining is easy! Fire up the grill, whip up some sides and sweets, and share these simple, delicious dishes with people you love. The festive menus include a Mexican Grill Party with a whole chipotle chicken; a Father's Day Barbecue, featuring Campari melon crush, strip steak, red beet gratin, and cabbage salad; a Beach Buffet that includes veggies with spiced yogurt dip and a bread omelet with grapes and gorgonzola; along with picnics, pizza parties, lunches, brunches, and a chic cocktail party. Filled with cooking tips and ideas for marinades, rubs, butters, sauces, salsas, and more, The Summer Table invites you to enjoy the season's best.


"For many, summer is the season to go lighter on food preparation, allowing the fresh flavors to speak for themselves, but this cookbook from a Swedish TV chef promises that laid-back doesn't have to mean pedestrian grilled meats and insipid salads. Among her solutions for meats is a series of creative marinades, rubs, glazes, sauces, and compound butters, some of which evoke her native flavors (elderflower and lemon glaze, for example) and others that combine cross-cultural ingredients (a sticky BBQ marinade with hoisin, red chili, and cherry marmalade). From there Lemke accompanies her reader along a series of well-designed menus for occasions such as a Grand Summer Brunch Buffet (baked eggs with asparagus and bacon; onion mushroom and sage custard tart; carrot and almond scones) and a Chic Cocktail Party in the City (salty-sweet rosemary popcorn; pizza with chanterelles, chorizo, and pecorino). Enthusiastic commentary convincingly urges readers to try gorgonzola in an omelet with grapes, and a chocolate pie mixed with muscovado caramel and currant. Lemke's recipes are colorful and creative. Color photos." --Publishers Weekly

"With fresh recipe ideas for readers who like dining al fresco, this cookbook promises plenty of summer fun." --Library Journal