No more soggy sandwiches, overdone grilled meats, or boring salads—Hello, Summer! will inspire delicious meals all summer long for escapes to the beach, lake, or even the pool in the backyard. Whether for a summer soiree or a simple meal to beat the heat, Hello, Summer! offers ingenious recipes for of-the-moment, seasonally focused, and fresh fare: think grilled oysters with miso-scallion butter, smoked salmon tostadas, the perfect watermelon and cucumber salad, passion fruit pudding pops, and so much more.
Written by IACP Award–winning authors Marnie Hanel and Jen Stevenson, the 75 recipes are accompanied by bonus tips on the do’s and don’ts of outdoor eating and entertaining, including how to scout the best beach spot, keep the sand out of your sandwich, read the tides so a waterfront dinner doesn’t turn into a deep-sea disaster, and even thwart pesky flies. Hello, Summer! provides menus for feeding a crowd and recipes that can be mixed and matched for every meal, some make-aheads to save precious vacation time and others to eat on the go, with plenty of tiki cocktail recipes to end the perfect summer day.