This is a great summer for foodies. Ricky Lauren has a gorgeous new book, The Hamptons: Food, Family and History (John Wiley), a picture perfect collection of recipes, history, and memories. The Laurens have lived all over the East End, and Mrs. Lauren invites us into their homes and gives us over 100 recipes for delicious food that’s been shared with her family and friends. East End Tuna Croquettes, Beer-Batter Fish and Chips, Saffron Risotto with Shrimp and Clams, Potato Cheese and Fruit Blintzes… there’s something scrumptious for every palate.
Sure to be one of the hottest gift books this summer, The Hamptons is perfect for visitors and year-rounders alike. Lauren has perfectly captured all that is special about the East End.
Martha Stewart is back with Martha’s American Food (Clarkson Potter), a delicious compendium of our country’s best dishes from coast to coast. Full of wonderful, mouth-watering photos, Martha breaks up the recipes by territory: All American (mmm... Meatloaf), Northeast (whoa… New England Clam Chowder), South (Buttermilk Fried Chicken), Midwest (that’s right… Pigs in a Blanket), Southwest (seven Layer Dip), and West (oh, god… Cioppino!).
Full of dishes you thought you knew how to make, and the drinks and cocktails togo with them, Martha’s American Food is an instant classic, a must for every kitchen.
— Chris Avena