Summer is sacred. No question about it. Here, top bloggers, chefs, and more share their must-happen summer tips and traditions.

Summer is the Season To

“Summer is the season to…

…bake pies. Growing up, my mom used to bake us all sorts of pies. Blueberry. Peach. Strawberry Rhubarb. We’d never eat them hot, though. After they came out of the oven, we’d let them cool off by an open window in the kitchen and then pop them in the fridge overnight. By breakfast we’d be ready for a slice: the perfect relief from the morning heat.”
–Annie Dean

…camp in the White Mountains and grill over an open fire.”
–Armand Toutaint 
Chef de Cuisine, Turner Fisheries

…sit back and let the ingredients speak for themselves.”
–The Editors at Food52

…drink smoothies for lunch.”
–Tina Haupert
Blogger, Carrots ‘N’ Cake, and freelance writer,

…mix up a few pitchers of margaritas, then kick back with your guests and have some fun.”
–Camille Styles
Blogger, Camille Styles

…join up with friends and share some light, fresh, and healthy recipes. Grill meat, fish, and vegetables, and round out your meals with beans or pasta salads.”
–Reena Dulfon
Blogger, Set to Turbo, and health/fitness coach

…make an heirloom tomato salad.”
–Adam Roberts
Blogger, The Amateur Gourmet

…drink fruity herbal iced teas.”
–Debbie Hallock
Blogger, Deliciously Inspired

…picnic on the Deschutes River, sipping frosty microbrews from the Bend Ale Trail and stoking the campfire for an evening of s’mores under the stars.”
–Tawna Fenske
Communications Manager, Visit Bend, and author

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June 14, 2013

Serve Up Salad

Photo by James Ransom. 

Move aside, entrées. When done right, a salad is fully capable of taking main stage come dinnertime – especially on a warm summer night, when lighter eats are in order.

Need a recipe? Try Maricel E. Presilla’s Cuban Avocado, Watercress, and Pineapple Salad. Its unexpected heft is twofold: the salad boasts superfood-champ avocado along with a hint of savory smoke (the pineapple is grilled). Plus, it’ll look great out on the table. Get all the details on Food52 – you’ll find yourself serving this dish again and again all summer.

Our Sunday Supper: Serving Up Salad Boutique opens Sunday, June 9, at 11AM ET.

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June 9, 2013


Leave it to Food52 to provide one of the most delicious panini recipes we’ve ever encountered.

Panini Night

Our Sunday Supper: Panini Night Boutique opens Sunday, April 14, at 11AM ET.

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April 14, 2013