The Best Summer Cookbooks
Iron Chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay can cook up a storm, but he also understands the pleasures of the classics. From his recipe for Perfect Burgers he builds mouth-watering constructions like the California Burger (layered with Monterey Jack and spicy avocado relish) and the Greek Burger (topped with feta, yogurt, and cucumbers). Flay’s accompaniments are equally tempting: He offers recipes for eight different kinds of French fries and more than twice as many milk shakes, including an ultra-decadent Toasted Marshmallow.
To buy: $26, amazon.com.
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