May 27, 2008 Rick Rodgers works with familiar warm-weather flavors and tweaks them just a bit. Try it yourself with Spaghetti with Roasted Summer Vegetable Sauce or Grilled Chicken with White Rosemary Barbecue Sauce.
May 27, 2008 This book streamlines strong flavors into bold, relatively simple recipes. Our recommendations? Easy Memphis-Style Barbecued Pork Spareribs or Smoke-Roasted Chicken Thighs with Maple Barbecue Sauce.
May 27, 2008 This wisecracking, story-telling treasury of Southern cooking offers a variety of delicious dishes. Some, like Apricot Rice Salad, have an elegant, dinner-on-the-porch feel. Others (All for Okra and Okra for All), are resolutely egalitarian.
May 27, 2008 What the recipes in this book have in common are vibrant contrasts of color, texture and taste — try Brussels Sprouts with Marjoram and Pine Nuts or Orecchiette with Tomatoes and Garden Herbs.
August 6, 2006 Before he opened his own place (a bar and restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif., called Father's Office) Sang Yoon served up gourmet cuisine at Michael's. As our series of summer reading chats continues, he reveals a taste for books about eats.
June 13, 2005 Food blogger Heidi Swanson shares her favorite new summer cookbooks as well as a few classics that she returns to regularly. She also includes a favorite recipe from each book.
June 10, 2005 A seasonally-organized cookbook recommended by food writer Heidi Swanson offers recipes for watermelon with fleur de sel and fresh corn polenta with sauteed cherry tomatoes.
June 8, 2005 Try the shaved zucchini salad offered in this seasonally-organized cookbook from chef and vineyard partner Maria Helm Sinskey.
June 8, 2005 This cookbook from a veteran of several top Manhattan restaurants organizes its recipes by season. One summer offering: fresh corn doughnuts with nectarine dipping sauce.
June 8, 2005 Keep meat lovers and vegetarians happy at the barbecue with recipes for hickory-smoked chicken, smoked portobello mushrooms and Southern-style iced tea.
June 8, 2005 This book offers "tasty, updated, easy, al fresco fare": Try the Grown-Up's PBPJ&B, which translates to peanut butter, pepper jelly, & bacon.
June 8, 2005 "This book is packed with sophisticated twists on sandwiches," says food writer Heidi Swanson. The recipe here offers a twist on the classic roasted-red-pepper-and-mozzarella sandwich.
June 8, 2005 This cookbook takes its name from the bakeshop and cafe in Manhattan. Recipes here include those for a Provencal tart and haricot-vert-and-corn salad.
June 8, 2005 Author Jeremy Jackson suggests wide-ranging incentives for a picnic, from kite-flying to "simple food that travels well," such as fig pate and "cornsomme."