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Summer Gatherings: Casual Food to Enjoy with Family and Friends by Rick Rodgers, features easy seasonal recipes like Soft-Shell Crab BLT Sandwiches; Fried Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms; and Spanish Burgers with Romesco and Manchego Cheese.

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Summer Gatherings
Casual Food to Enjoy with Family and Friends

by Rick Rodgers

Summer Gatherings
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From family cookouts to lazy Sunday picnics and neighborhood block parties, no summer gathering is complete without delectable food to enjoy! In Summer Gatherings: Casual Food to Enjoy with Family and Friends, author Rick Rodgers offers a collection of over 50 delicious, simple, uncomplicated recipes that feature the best seasonal ingredients.

Continuing in the beloved tradition of his previous titles, Rodgers presents a beautiful and practical cookbook that makes use of the tomatoes, corn, basil, peaches, and other summertime favorites that readers can find in their local farmer's markets and roadside produce stands as well as the supermarket. Featuring more than 40 gorgeous full-color photographs, Summer Gatherings is a must have for the upcoming season.

With preparation time for each recipe averaging just 15 minutes, and with make-ahead instructions for each dish, readers will be able to serve delicious and easy meals while taking full advantage of the best ingredients and techniques that the summer season has to offer.

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About the Author

Rick Rodgers is the author of more than thirty cookbooks on a wide range of subjects, from holiday entertaining to fondue and slow-cooker cuisine. He received the prestigious Bon Appetit American Food and Entertainment Award for Outstanding Cooking Teacher of 1999. His cookbooks include Dip It!, Fondue, Ready and Waiting, and six titles for Williams-Sonoma. His recipes have appeared in Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, and Real Food. He lives in New Jersey but can also be found online at


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