An inspiring guide to outdoor dining with 125 recipes for alfresco meals, from grilling favorites to make-ahead dishes and batch cocktails.
Featuring more than 125 classic and contemporary recipes with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients, Alfresco provides everything you need to know about cooking and serving outdoor-oriented meals. The recipes span easy-to-eat and shareable appetizers (from skewers and flatbreads, to delicious favorites like paella); backyard favorites (such as grilled pizzas, whole grilled fish, and burgers); and fun desserts (like boozy ice cream floats and chai-smoked pineapple). Home cooks will find ways to take advantage of the garden-fresh produce of spring, summer, and fall when menu planning and tips for making the most of outdoor settings. Entertaining advice, including suggestions for serving food safely and making batch drinks and snacks, will ensure cooks entertain and serve with confidence. Vibrant food photography and tablescapes interspersed throughout the pages provide inspiration for making every meal outdoors a special occasion.
Weldon Owen is an imprint of Insight Editions, a publisher of illustrated books on food & drink, photography, music, and popular culture. Elegant and innovative, their books showcase the best of art, photography, and design in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker's craft. They are located in San Rafael, CA.