Cool Cookbooks for Hot Days
As the heat and humidity return this weekend, I can't imagine going into my kitchen for anything but ice cubes. We all have to eat, though.
Here are some cookbooks that are perfect for these hot and humid days.
Salads are so refreshing in summer.
Saladish: A Crunchier, Grainier, Herbier, Heartier, Tastier Way with Vegetables by Ilene Rosen with Donna Gelb
Ceviche is the Peruvian method of curing fish in citrus juice.
Sure. What else are you going to do with all the fish?
Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen by Martin Morales
The Great Ceviche Book by Douglas Rodriguez with Laura Zimmerman
As David Letterman always says, "There's not a man, woman or child on the face of the earth who doesn't enjoy a tasty beverage."
Make fancy drinks and get creative with hydration.
If, like me, you've never heard of a shrub, it's a concentrated syrup that mixes fruit, sugar and vinegar. Shrubs can be made with either a cold process or one that involves simmering.
A lot of the drinks in this book are prepared without any heat source. If you find hot tea refreshing any time of year (I do!), you will be delighted to know that Kirk has included some warm drinks too.
Because we deserve a reward for coping with this weather!
Stay cool, Toronto, and eat well!