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5 Cookbooks for the Perfect Summer Dishes

Summer is a great time to try new recipes as most of us have a lot less of a rigid schedule than in the school year. Searching for the best recipes for the perfect summer dishes is one of my favorite things to do. The bountiful summer produce season can inspire so many fresh seasonal dishes. Check out the list below of 5 cookbooks for the perfect summer dishes to help you make the most of these long summer days. 

1. Drinking French: The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes
I love to have a fresh cocktail to go with a delicious summer dish. Drinking French: The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes has easy to follow recipes that will liven up any evening. Click here to check out my full review of Drinking French: The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes. 
 

2. Hook, Line and Supper: New Techniques and Master Recipes for Everything Caught in Lakes, Rivers, Streams and Sea
When I think of summer dishes one of the first things I think of is fresh seafood. There is nothing like a tasty seafood meal outdoors on your terrace. I love the recipes from Hook, Line and Supper: New Techniques and Master Recipes for Everything Caught in Lakes, Rivers, Streams and Sea. To read my full review of Hook, Line and Supper: New Techniques and Master Recipes for Everything Caught in Lakes, Rivers, Streams and Sea click here
 

3. Les Marchés Francais: Four Seasons of French Dishes from the Paris Markets 
Eating seasonally is one of the best ways to get the most from all of the fruits and vegetables. Les Marchés Francais: Four Seasons of French Dishes from the Paris Markets offers a wide variety of recipes for any season but the summer ones are the ones I crave anytime of the year. Click here to read my full review of Les Marchés Francais: Four Seasons of French Dishes from the Paris Markets.
 

4. More Plants On Your Plate: Over 75 Fast and Easy Plant-Forward Recipes & Meal Prep Tips
Want another way to take advantage of the summer bounty of vegetables and fruits? Then try to cook more plant-forward meals. I love the recipes from More Plants On Your Plate: Over 75 Fast and Easy Plant-Forward Recipes & Meal Prep Tips to make the best plant-forward meals. Click here to read my full review of More Plants On Your Plate: Over 75 Fast and Easy Plant-Forward Recipes & Meal Prep Tips.
 

5. The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook: Homegrown Recipes from the Green Mountain State
One of the things I miss the most about living in the Northeast is the easy access to all of the local farms for the best produce. The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook: Homegrown Recipes from the Green Mountain State provides you with recipes to use all of the different produce you can get from local farms to get the best summer dishes. Click here to read my full review of The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook: Homegrown Recipes from the Green Mountain State.
 

Exploring the vast recipes available for making the perfect summer dishes can seem daunting. However, you can make this a lot easier by finding a few cookbooks that offer a wide variety of summer recipes that are easy to understand and offer delicious recipes. My list above of the 5 cookbooks for the perfect summer dishes should give you a head start on the best summer recipes. Don’t be afraid to try a new vegetable or fruit or new recipe you never know when you are going to find your new favorite thing to eat!

Have you tried any of the cookbooks above? If so, what are your favorite recipes from them? 

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