The only cookbook you will need this summer provides all the inspiration you need to create memorable occasions in the warmer months. Mediterranean food is known for its punchy yet warm flavors of garlic, fresh herbs, chile, olive oil, and lemon. It is renowned for its naturally healthy ingredients and quick and easy methods—from cured meat and fresh seafood to salty cheeses, olives, anchovies, and roasted vegetables. Whether you are having an impromptu cook-out on the beach with the kids, an al fresco lunch with a friend on a shaded verandah, or a romantic dinner under a canopy of stars, you will find just the recipe you need here.
Chapters include Snacks and Plates to Share—a selection of Mediterranean-style small dishes to share—perfect for serving with drinks on a warm evening. In Salads & Summer Soups, you’ll find Zucchini, Feta, and Mint Salad, Chorizo and Squid Salad and Iced Gazpacho. Best-Ever BBQ shows you how to get the best from cooking outdoors over charcoal. Try Olive-infused Chicken with Charred Lemons or Sicilian-spiced Seabass with Grilled Tomatoes and Baby Fennel. Sunshine Lunches features great ideas for light meals and picnics. Al Fresco has simple yet stunning ideas for more substantial fare for feeding a crowd in the fresh air, from simple pastas, such as Penne with Melted Ricotta and Herb Sauce to Oven-roasted Bell Peppers with Anchovies and Basil. Finally, a chapter of fresh ideas for Desserts & Drinks includes Blood Orange and Amaretto Ice Cream, Caramelized Figs with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream, and homemade Limoncello.