The Great American Summer Cookbook

300 fresh, flavorful recipes for those lazy, hazy days

By Jeff Cox
(Wiley, Paperback, 9780470114278, 352pp.)

Publication Date: April 19, 2010

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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 Great American 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, and veggies, and luscious fruit pies.

  • Offers 300 recipes that make the most of the most bountiful season
  • Includes a rundown of seasonal summer foods and which months are the best for finding them, as well as a list of items and ingredients every summer pantry should include
  • Special features: Summer Spotlights on ingredients and Good to Know technique sidebars offer practical guidance and Summer Memories pay tribute to great American summer experiences.
  • 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 Great American Summer Cookbook is the ideal guide to getting the most out of those perfect summer days.

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