Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen: Too Hot to Cook: Summer Cookbooks for Beating the Heat
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When late summer rolls around, it seems like a major chore to put on long pants and socks -- forget about turning on the oven or leaving a cast iron pot simmering away on the stove all day. During July's heat wave, even the simple act of grilling became unpleasant. While we often fight over who gets to man the barbecue, neither one of us wanted to leave the cool confines of our apartment to stand over an open flame in 100-degree weather. Preferring to eat at home as much as we can, we realized that the best way to beat the heat is to work as many un-cooked dishes as possible into our dinner repertoire.
Although we rarely lack inspiration in the kitchen, we turned to our cookbook shelf for a little help in finding dishes that are delicious, beautiful to look at, and require either no cooking at all or a single cooked item, such as a boiled egg or blanched green beans. The bounty of summer produce available at farmers markets tilts our diet towards the vegetarian end of the
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