Summer cooking with fresh fruits and vegetables can be immensely satisfying - if done right. That's where these new cookbooks come in. Most are as valuable as reference guides as they are recipe sources, which is ideal in summer. You want to play and experiment with whatever fresh local, seasonal produce you've got on hand. Here are 5 new favorites:
1. Grow Cook Eat: A Food Lover's Guide to Vegetable Gardening by Willi Galloway: If you want to try starting a kitchen garden, it's not too late. Galloway provides straightforward planting and harvesting instructions along with basic recipes.
Ripe by Nigel Slater
2. Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard by Nigel Slater: Growing fruit is not quite as simple, but Slater offers both gardening advice and mouthwatering recipes. His Rhubarb Custard Fool is amazing and I can't wait to try his Apricot and Pistachio Crumble.
Related: Easy Summer Fruit Recipes
Vegetables, Revised by James Peterson
3. Vegetables, Revised by James Peterson: If you're interested in