The beach house cookbook Easy breezy recipes with a Southern accent

Mary Kay Andrews, 1954-

Book - 2017

"You don't have to own a beach house to enjoy Mary Kay Andrews recipes. All you need is an appetite for delicious, casual dishes, cooked with the best fresh, local ingredients and presented with the breezy flair that make Mary Kay Andrews novels a summertime favorite at the beach. From an early spring dinner of cherry balsamic-glazed pork medallions and bacon-kissed Brussels sprouts to Fourth of July buttermilk-brined fried chicken, potato salad, and pudding parfaits to her New Years Day Open House menu of roast oysters, home-cured gravlax, grits 'n' greens casserole, and lemon-cream cheese pound cake, this cookbook will supply ideas for menus and recipes designed to put you in a permanently carefree, coastal state of mi...nd all year long"

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New York : St. Martin's Press 2017.
Main Author
Mary Kay Andrews, 1954- (author)
First edition
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
xiii, 254 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface
  • Summer Solstice Dinner
  • Low Country Boil
  • Fourth of July Dinner
  • Lazy Weekend Brunch
  • Beach Picnic
  • Book Bash Cocktail Party
  • After a Day at the Beach
  • Catch of the Day
  • Full Moon Party
  • Game Day Dinner
  • Souper Supper
  • Thanksgiving at the Beach
  • Christmas Brunch
  • New Year's Day Open House
  • Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dinner
  • Easter Lunch
  • Epilogue: And Then There Were Biscuits
  • Acknowledgment
  • Index
Review by Booklist Review

Remembering beach-house rentals that magically interrupted otherwise bleak childhood summers with days of freedom and luxury, Andrews has yearned for the escape beachfront property brings. Now that the Atlanta-based women's-fiction author has the means to own her own beach house on the Georgia coast, she uses it generously to entertain friends and family with meals both simple and sumptuous. But, above all, beach-house meals need to be unfussy. What's the point of being at the beach if you're spending unnecessary hours in the kitchen? Bottled salad dressing, premade piecrusts, and pudding mix ease cooking chores. That's not to say fresh ingredients are lacking. Low Country boil brims with plenty of just-caught seafood, corn fritters start from scratch, and fig-onion jam accents whole-beef tenderloin. Lots of cocktails quench summer thirst. Lemon bars and lemon granita both end beach dinners with bracing citrus. A good pick for most library collections; take note where Andrews' novels are popular.--Knoblauch, Mark Copyright 2010 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.