Summer Days & Balmy Nights
Celebrate the joy of summer eating and entertaining. Featuring over 150 vibrant recipes and evocative images of sun-drenched Mediterranean scenes, this book provides all the inspiration you need to create memorable occasions. Whether you are having an impromptu picnic on the beach, an al fresco lunch on a sun-dappled verandah or a romantic dinner under a canopy of stars, you will find just the recipe you need here. The book features the very best dishes that Spain, Italy, France and Greece have to offer. Chapters include Grazing Plates - a selection of antipasti, meze and tapas - perfect for a lazy lunch or dinner on a warm evening. When it's hot outside, what we naturally crave is something refreshing. In Salads & Summer Soups, you'll find Courgette, Feta and Mint Salad, Insalata Caprese and iced Gazpacho. Food from the Grill 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. Food to Go features great ideas for easily transportable picnics, from Spinach Pies, to Asparagus and Blue Cheese Tartlets. Al Fresco Feasts has simple yet stunning ideas for more substantial fare for feeding a crowd, from simple pastas, such as Penne with Melted Ricotta and Herby Parmesan Sauce to Oven-roasted Peppers with Anchovies and Basil. Finally, a chapter of fresh ideas for Desserts & Drinks include: Watermelon Sorbet; Caramelized Figs with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream; and Sangria Blanca.