The Hamptons: Food, Family, and History
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The Hamptons: Food, Family, and History

by Ricky Lauren
     
 

Fresh, seasonal recipes that perfectly evoke the relaxed luxury of the Hamptons

Combining food with her memories of raising a family in New York's legendary Hamptons, Ricky Lauren's The Hamptons perfectly captures the lifestyle—plus the rich history—of America's most exclusive resort. Written by Ricky Lauren, who is an accomplished

Overview


Fresh, seasonal recipes that perfectly evoke the relaxed luxury of the Hamptons

Combining food with her memories of raising a family in New York's legendary Hamptons, Ricky Lauren's The Hamptons perfectly captures the lifestyle—plus the rich history—of America's most exclusive resort. Written by Ricky Lauren, who is an accomplished author, photographer, and artist, this lush and evocative book is packed with delicious recipes, beautiful photographs, and original watercolors that paint a picture of the Hamptons life.

  • Includes approximately 100 healthy, fresh, seasonal recipes
  • Features tips and advice on entertaining in true Hamptons style and simplicity
  • Offers a glimpse into the life of a beloved family, with archival photos and personal snapshots of the Laurens

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Lauren, author, photographer, artist, psychotherapist, and wife of famed fashion designer Ralph Lauren, pays tribute to the Hamptons, New York’s resort of the rich and famous, an area that played a significant role in the life of the Lauren family. Divided into four sections, one for each Hampton locale in which the family resided, the book offers a hodgepodge of breakfast, lunch, starter, dinner, and dessert recipes that hold personal memorials for Lauren and chronicle her growth as a young mother and cook. While the book’s organization holds meaning for Lauren, eager cooks will be hard pressed to find specific recipes without relying heavily on the index. This also perpetuates the notion that the book is strictly a vanity project, which happily is not the case. Instead, Lauren shares appetizing and worthwhile recipes that will serve readers well on both busy weekday nights and when entertaining guests. Highlights include roasted breast of veal stuffed with mushrooms and spinach, spring pea soup, cold poached salmon with dill sauce, and baked chicken with mushroom stuffing. Equally enticing are the snippets into the surprisingly unaffected everyday life of this famous family—e.g., a favorite meal of humble London broil, rationing out Nana’s rum-laced brownies, and the many family photos in the book. Intimate, fun, and full of tasty offerings, readers will adopt many of these recipes and make their own family memories. (June)
From the Publisher

"Intimate, fun, and full of tasty offerings, readers will adopt many of these recipes and make their own family memories." (Publishers Weekly, April 2012)

‘Perfectly captures the lifestyle of America’s most exclusive resort…combines tips and advice on the classic style, plus delicious recipes that offer a glimpse into the life of a well-loved family.’  (Essential Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom Magazine, July 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118293270
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
357,635
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author


Ricky Lauren is the wife of famed designer Ralph Lauren, and is an accomplished author, photographer, and artist. She is also a psychotherapist and holds a graduate degree from Columbia University's Teachers' College. Lauren has published three previous books: Ricky Lauren Cuisine, Lifestyle, and Legend of the Double RL Ranch, which was inspired by the Lauren family's ranch in Colorado, My Island, which explored Lauren's experiences in Jamaica, and Safari, a photographic essay of her travels across the African continent.

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