White, a James Beard Award- winning Boston chef, went from owning a high-end restaurant to owning a casual seafood eatery (now there are three) called the Summer Shack. And in the vein of his homey cookbooks-One-Pot Meals; Lobster at Home-he presents this volume of summer recipes. The high quality of recipes and concern for ingredients are evident as ever, but it's the kind of food "you need to roll up your sleeves and get a little messy to truly appreciate and enjoy." White provides stellar versions of such seaside classics as Steamers Cooked in Beer, Creamy Cape Cod Clam Chowder, Fabulous Retro Shrimp Cocktail, and a Classic Maine Lobster Roll. There are also dishes with international accents-Steamed Black Sea Bass with Ginger and Scallions, Portuguese-Style Clam Stew-and old-school summer desserts like Strawberry Shortcake and Whoopie Pies, which White encourages readers to prepare in the morning "to take advantage of the clean work surfaces during the coolest part of the day." The book is filled with other helpful tips and insider chef tricks and techniques-so though it's simple and lighthearted, even hard-core cooks can learn something. (May)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Summer Shack Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Shore Foodby Jasper White, Ann Wood
"Enables you to bring the style, fun, and flavors of summer to your table all year long."—Tom Colicchio, judge of Bravo’s Top ChefSee more details below
"Enables you to bring the style, fun, and flavors of summer to your table all year long."—Tom Colicchio, judge of Bravo’s Top Chef
Beach lovers will long for a trip to the shore after just reading the title. Chef White (Jasper White's Cooking from New England) recommends gathering foods from the garden, farmer's markets, and roadside and dockside vendors. Chapter by chapter, various cooking methods are covered: kettle cooking, grilling, pan-frying, and deep-frying, as well as eating fish raw. To top off the mouthwatering main-course recipes, White has included the comfort of blueberry buckle, strawberry shortcake, and apple crunch. There are recipes for old favorites such as lobster stew, clam chowder, and fried fish filets, as well as lesser-known dishes such as Portuguese fisherman's stew and callaloo soup. Everything is simple, fresh, and adaptable to preparation in a boat galley, dockside, or on the shore. This will be especially appreciated on the East Coast where patrons are familiar with the Summer Shack restaurants. Recommended.
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