Beach Read Of The Day

by Joseph Russell · July 3, 2008

The New York TImes Country Weekend Cookbook was one of our favorite gift bag goodies from the East End Gala. Okay, maybe you wouldn't take it to the beach -shouldn't, really, as the sand could mar the mouth-watering pictures. Linda Amster and Mark Bittman have culled through the NYT's summeriest of recipes, most of them from the world's finest chefs, to produce a cookbook tailored to the country weekend get-away. The book is divided into 7 sections:

The Cocktail Hour

Quick Suppers After a Long Trip

Breakfasts and Brunches to Start the Day,

Lunches at the Beachm Near the Lake, Or On a Cool and Shady Back Porch

A Visit to the Farm Stand

Dinner: The Main Event, and

Back to the City.

If you want to replicate the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes from the Four Seasons, or Danial Boulud's Fresh Fruit Punch, or Rick Bayless' Mexican Crab and Green Bean Salad, this cookbook's for you. Enjoy!

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