The Summer Shack Cookbook

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The Summer Shack Cookbook

The Complete Guide to Shore Food

By Jasper White; Ann Wood (Illustrator); Kate Sears (Photographer)

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393052381, 380pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2007

In this collection of over 200 easy-to-make seafood dishes such as Caribbean Callaloo, Lobster Rolls, and Portuguese Fisherman's Stew, along with classics like Fried Chicken and Strawberry Pie, White shows you how to prepare summertime favorites that bring the style, fun, and flavors of the shore to your table all year long without any fuss. Whether you're entertaining friends for a casual meal or relaxing on a family vacation, you'll find meals that are as simple to make as they are to enjoy. With an illustrated guide to basics like shucking clams, eating lobster, and boning a bluefish, The Summer Shack Cookbook will be transporting even the most landlocked cooks to the shore in no time.

About the Author
Jasper White grew up on a farm in New Jersey, where he learned to cook from his Italian grandmother. He is one of America's leading chefs and teachers of contemporary American cooking. He began his career in 1973, first attending the Culinary Institute of America, then working in restaurants in New York, San Francisco, Florida and Seattle. In 1983 Jasper and his wife, Nancy, opened Jasper's, one of two Boston restaurants to be awarded four and a half stars by "The Boston Globe" and named "Boston Magazine"'s Best of Boston eleven times out of twelve years. Jasper is currently a consultant for Legal Sea Foods, a world-renowned seafood company. He has been a guest on Julia Child's television series "Cooking with Master Chefs" and a winner of the James Beard Best Chef in the Northeast award. He lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts, with his wife and three children.

Ann Wood graduated Bennington College before heading to Hollywood where she made her living as a personal assistant to a sit-com star and an exotic dancer. Currently a staff reporter for the Provincetown Banner she is the winner several New England Press Association awards.