Top 10 Summer Cookbooks
Step outside to find the best seasonal ingredients
By Michael Foreman,  Newser User
Posted Jun 5, 2008 11:44 AM CDT
"Fish Without a Doubt," by Rick Moonen & Roy Finamore.   (Houghton Mifflin)
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(Newser) – Summer cooking should combine those elements we love most about the season: fresh fruits and vegetables, bright colors, arresting aromas, and the great outdoors. So NPR selected the 10 best cookbooks for jumping out of the frying pan and into the garden:

  1. Simply Organic: A Cookbook for Sustainable, Seasonal, and Local Ingredients: Organic creations to complement eight distinct seasons.

  1. Raising the Salad Bar: Fresh takes on the simple salad with lively dressings to shake up your palette.
  2. Mediterranean Fresh: Exotic one-dish meals inspired by European and near Eastern flavors.
  3. Blue Eggs & Yellow Tomatoes: Recipes from a Modern Kitchen Garden: Bold colors and textures plucked from the urban garden.
Follow the link below for more inspired summer meals.