Friday, October 9, 2015

Cookbook Review: Endless Summer by Katie Lee

 In Endless Summer, Katie Lee invites readers to her home in the Hamptons, a place of beauty and bounty. Lee shows readers a different side of the Hamptons, one that is different from the life of indulgence, excess, and snobbery that is so often portrayed on TV and in movies. Here, Lee shows a more laid-back, down-home side of this place and while I'm still not completely convinced that it isn't the snobbish, persnickety hamlet of which it has been long portrayed, I also appreciate that Lee is giving readers a different view into this community that she loves.

As winter is approaching, a book like this just makes me long for an endless summer even more. Cold weather and I don't get along and so perhaps on those gray, depressing days, I can pick up this cookbook and remember what I have to look forward to when warm weather finally makes its way back to the northern hemisphere.

Individual recipes in this cookbook don't particularity stand out to me. Instead, it's the tone and the vibe of the book that intrigues me. The simple, clean layout along with the lovely yet no-nonsense writing makes Endless Summer a cookbook worth picking up and perusing even if you don't end up attempting any recipes from its pages.

Endless Summer by Katie Lee
Published: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Pages: 224
Genre: Cookery
Audience: Adults
Disclosure: Library Copy

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  1. I had a weekend in the Hamptons some years ago and couldn't work out what the attraction was. And the traffic going back to the city! Cheers from Carole's Chatter!

  2. I've always longed to visit the Hamptons just to see what all the fuss is about. Maybe this book will help me understand -- will look for it at the library. :)

  3. I used to have one of her earlier books but I have no idea what happened to it. I enjoy Katie Lee on the different Food Network shoes and have been really curious about this one. I'll definitely have to put this on the reserve list at the library. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I always like cookbooks that are readable. Like you, I'm not convinced that the Hamptons aren't all that their reputation say they are ... but I'd like to read Lee's take.

  5. I got to meet Katie at BEA this year and got a signed cookbook. She is so sweet!