The Big Summer Cookbook: 300 fresh, flavorful recipes for those lazy, hazy days

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 19, 2010 - Cooking - 352 pages
The big cookbook that celebrates summer bounty and summer fun

Summer means ripe, juicy, fragrant, and delicious fresh fruit and vegetables, barbecues, picnics on the beach and at the park, ready supplies of lemonade and ice cream to beat the heat, and so much more. In The Summer Cookbook, Jeff Cox shares 300 simple, versatile recipes for making the most of summer foods and traditions.

The book includes dishes for every meal or occasion—breakfast and brunch recipes, finger foods, sandwiches, salads, soups, main dishes, sides, desserts, and drinks. It will be the guide to turn to for gazpacho, lobster rolls, a super selection of salads, chilled summer soups, grilled burgers, steaks, veggies, and luscious fruit pies.

  • Offers 300 recipes that bring out the best of the most bountiful season
  • Includes a rundown of seasonal summer foods, reveals which months are the best for finding them, and lists items and ingredients every summer pantry should include
  • Special features: Summer Spotlights on ingredients and Good to Know technique sidebars offer practical guidance
  • Written by Jeff Cox, who is the author of 17 books, including The Organic Cook's Bible and The Organic Food Shopper's Guide

Whether you're hosting a big backyard family reunion or just having a few people over for a cookout, The Summer Cookbook is the ideal cookbook for those perfect summer days.

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About the author (2010)

Jeff Cox is the author of 17 books about organic food, wine, and gardening, including The Organic Cook's Bible and The Organic Food Shopper's Guide. As the former managing editor of Organic Gardening magazine, Cox helped guide the organic foods movement into the mainstream. He writes for Decanter magazine, for The Wine News, and for his blog at, where you can share your own summer food memories and ideas. Follow him on Twitter @wellread.

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