Nestled in the sand on the Santa Monica coast, Shutters On The Beach is everyone’s favorite luxury seaside resort, serving up fresh and deliciousfood with style year-round. In The Summertime Anytime Cookbook, Dana Slatkin shares 130 irresistible recipes from her family’s celebrated hotel for any day or night at the beach.
Whether it’s a scorching summer day or a foggy morning in early spring, Slatkin knows better than most that life at the beach truly revolves around the weather. So The Summertime Anytime Cookbook is cleverly divided into the chapters Sunny Days, Cloudy Days, Balmy Nights, Stormy Nights, Misty Mornings, and Beach Basics. Perfect rain or shine, the appealing, fuss-free dishes are Shutters favorites, including Plum Tomato Soup with Baby Grilled Cheese Sandwiches; Dungeness Crab Cakes with Avocado Tartar Sauce; Bull’s-Eye Eggs; and Yogurt Mousse with Honey-Poached Apricots.
Along with recipes for colorful entrees and side dishes, fresh picnic fare, simple sauces, and fabulous desserts, The Summertime Anytime Cookbook offers inventive style and entertaining ideas for casually elegant beach living, such as Five Wonderful Ways to Spend a Cloudy Day at the Beach, How to Make the Perfect Smoothie, and Six Uses for a Bucket of Sand. Slatkin also shares expert tips on creating over-the-top hotel hospitality, decorating with relaxed sophistication, and preparing homemade spa treatments.
With simple, artful food for every day and night, and stunning color photographs, The Summertime Anytime Cookbook is your secret to bringing the best of the beach into your own home.
Dana Slatkin is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. After working in acclaimed kitchens in France and New York, she launched the Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market and her own line of food products. Slatkin remains a consultant to food companies and teaches cooking classes to children and adults. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, co-owner of the celebrated Santa Monica hotel Shutters On The Beach, and their three children.