Summer is coming and most are ready for vacation days and breezy, family meals. Mary Kay Andrews, beloved author of southern charm novels, has created a cookbook for just such scenarios. As a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Andrews knows a thing or two about the topic and has created a book that is gorgeous to look at and full of recipes that feature fresh ingredients.
The book is organized by time of year with chapters such as Summer Solstice Dinner, Lazy Weekend Brunch, After A Day At The Beach and Souper Supper. Each chapter contains recipes for a full meal. For example, the Summer Solstice Dinner has recipes for James T's Secret Iced Tea, Zucchini Vichyssoise, Beyond The Grave Chicken Salad, Tomato Pie, Ritualistic Pimento Cheese and Trailer Trash Dessert. Each recipe has a short blurb from Andrews explaining how she uses the dish or cooking tricks she uses preparing it. One of the first dishes I'll be trying is Corn And Crab Chowder. This one looks delicious.