The Taste of Summer

Inspired Recipes for Casual Entertaining

By Diane Rossen Worthington; Maura McEvoy (Photographer)
(Chronicle Books, Paperback, 9780811824682, 204pp.)

Publication Date: March 2000

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Chilled gazpacho, fresh lobster salad, buttery shortcake piled high with sweet strawberries--summer cooking is all about making the most of the season's luscious abundance. Revised and updated, this best-selling cookbook now has a beautiful full-color format packed with photographs, recipes, menus, and colorful sidebars offering helpful hints. Cooking and entertaining has never been so easy and inviting as with these simple, classic favorites, from fresh Whole Poached Salmon with Pesto Cucumber Sauce to golden brown lattice-crust fruit pies. Whether you're toasting a new graduate with a backyard buffet or relaxing under the stars with a picnic for two, The Taste of Summer has something special for every occasion and promises to delight and inspire all year round.

About the Author

Diane Rossen Worthington studied French cuisine with Jacques Pepin, American cooking with James Beard, and Italian cooking with Giuliano Bugialli. She is a cooking instructor, culinary consultant, and freelance food writer, as well as author of The Califor

Maura McEvoy is a photographer and mother who lives in New York City.

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