Summer is the season of plenty. It’s when you can get strawberries so sweet that sprinkling sugar on them is completely unnecessary; tomatoes so plump they look like they’ll burst from their skin; and peaches, melons, zucchinis, and eggplants galore — to name just a few fruits and vegetables that are at their best this time of year.
It’s also the season when people around the world live on a diet of salad and barbecues, all washed down with plenty of rosé. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you have beautiful, fresh, flavorsome ingredients, it makes sense to rustle up simple food that lets your wonderful ingredients shine. Also, let’s face it, it’s not summer without rosé.
But there are more exciting ways to showcase summer’s delicious produce. Look to these cookbooks from around the world for some summer meal inspiration.