Summer Food Reads for the Beach or Barbecue
There's nothing I appreciate more in the summer than the chance to sit outside and enjoy the warm sun with a good book. Whether it's at the beach as my kids make sandcastles or in the backyard while I wait for our dinner to cook on the grill, the opportunity to be outdoors in the summer is one I can't pass up. Here are a few culinary-inspired books to get those taste buds working as you enjoy the warm summer sun.
- My Life in France, Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme.
Classic culinary awakening as Julia learns the art of cooking after moving to France. Discover how her life changed, turning her into the passionate chef and cook we know her as today. Bon appétit!
- Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis, Kingsley Amis.
Sharp and witty, Amis pokes fun at everyone and everything from teetotalers to beer snobs. If you're looking for a fun read this summer, this one will have you turning pages as fast as the sun can move behind a cloud.
- Momofuku, David Chang and Peter Meehan.
On a bit of a ramen kick and looking to get into a true appreciation of the dish, Chang seems to be the one to turn to. This one is for the experienced cooks looking for a bit of a challenge and loving the process of cooking as much as the end result.
- Super Natural Every Day, Heidi Swanson.
A long-time fan of Heidi's blog, 101 Cookbooks, her most recent book brings healthy and natural cooking into your home every day. With helpful tips on how to cook this way for a change in lifestyle, this one is definitely a must read.
- Heartland: The Cookbook, Judith Fertig.
Born and raised in the Midwest, stories of the culture of food here always intrigue me. Perfect for the farm-to-table movement, but also a great look into the history of Midwestern farmers.
- For Cod and Country, Barton Seaver.
With the issue of sustainable seafood on many's minds, this book attempts to answer the questions on how to choose which seafood to buy, as well as recipes for said seafood.
What's on your reading list this summer?