spilling the beans
Summer Reading Roundup
One of the great joys of summer is lazing on the beach or in the hammock or on the patio with a terrific book. All the better when it’s something to inspire a delicious meal!
Here’s what some of the Edible Michiana team have on their reading lists this summer:
Billy Burdett, electronic communications, has My New Roots by popular whole-foods blogger Sarah Britton at the top of his reading list for this season (and those that follow). "My initial exposure to Britton’s online recipes (through my wife’s skillful interpretation) has me convinced that Britton is a master of creating exceptionally healthy vegetarian dishes—without sacrificing even a pinch of deliciousness, creativity or variety. The recipes are presented with each season in mind, which is wonderful news for those of us who love to grow and buy local fruits and veggies throughout the year."
Clarkson Potter, 2015
Victoria Brenneman, publisher, recently ordered A Girl and Her Greens by April Bloomfield from Better World Books, and plans to cook her way through the book this summer. "I love the idea of vegetables being front and center on my plate. Summer is the perfect time to buy vegetables from the local farms in Michiana. And who better to teach me how to prepare the vegetables than April Bloomfield!"
Tara Swartzendruber-Landis, recipe editor, wonders what it would really be like to work in a top chef’s kitchen. "Chef Gabrielle Hamilton gives readers an inside look in her
cookbook, Prune, diving into the recipes that have made her New York City restaurant of the same name a destination. Hamilton offers notes on the dishes and describes how she wants customers to experience each dish. For ambitious home cooks, this is a fun summer read that will make you want to cook to a higher standard and leave you with the feeling that this great chef is guiding you through each and every dish."
Random House, 2014
Maya Parson, editor, says, "After getting my hands on The Picnic, I can’t wait to eat outside this summer. This absolutely charming book, written by the organizers of the Portland Picnic Society (yes, of course, there is one), will inspire you to make an occasion of your next meal out-of-doors—whether it’s a casual lunch on the beach, a family celebration at a park or beer and fried chicken at the ballpark. Gorgeously illustrated recipes like Candy-Stripe Beet, Fennel and Apple Coleslaw and Tomato, Peach and Corn Salad with Crumbled Feta will get you up off the hammock and into the kitchen—but just long enough to pack your picnic basket!"
Marnie Hanel, Andrea Slonecker and Jen Stevenson with illustrations by Emily Isabella