Cookbook Reading Inspiration for Summer


I always feel like reading outside in the summer, whether it’s sitting outside watching the kids splash in the pool or heading down to our local beach and relaxing on a brightly-colored towel. These are the summer-inspired cookbooks I’m carrying around with me this season.

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  • The Joy of Pickling 1 of 6
    The Joy of Pickling
    Come August and September, I'm going to be holding tight to this book and looking for both inspiration and tips on pickling things other than just pickles. Find The Joy of Pickling
  • Everyday Drinking 2 of 6
    Everyday Drinking
    Funny and witty, Kingsley Amis' prose will have you commiserating, laughing and drinking right along with him. Find Everyday Drinking
  • Heartland: The Cookbook 3 of 6
    Heartland: The Cookbook
    Living in the Midwest, I love a good storytelling cookbook that is as much about the farmers and the food culture as it is about the food they eat. Find Heartland: The Cookbook
  • On a Stick! 4 of 6
    On a Stick!
    With summer fairs in full swing, Matt Armendariz brings them to life in your very own kitchen. Gorgeous photography and ingenious recipes make this a page-turner to enjoy as you sip a cocktail in the sun. Find On a Stick!
  • The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches 5 of 6
    The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches
    When I'm planning a family trip or picnic in the park, I find myself looking for inspiration from the plain old from Susan Russo's book. This book has every sandwich you can think of and then some. Find The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches
  • Fine Cooking: In Season 6 of 6
    Fine Cooking: In Season
    Wondering when produce should really be showing up on a grocers' shelves? This book breaks it down for you while encouraging you to eat that way with gorgeous seasonal recipes as well. Find Fine Cooking: In Season

These are just a few of the cookbooks on my reading list. Do you have any of your own?

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