Book Review: Simply Summer

I was asked to review this cookbook, Simply Summer: Gourmet Meals Made Deliciously Easy with Tips for Elegant Living by Angela Tunner, the Renaissance Gourmet. I readily agreed, and eagerly looked through the recipes, trying to decide on which to make.

All of the recipes I tried were delicious. They had excellent flavor, yet they were so easy to prepare. And there was no need to turn on the oven. Perfect for those steamy summer days.

The layout of the book was simple and logical. The recipes have useful notes, explaining any unfamiliar ingredients. I thoroughly enjoyed this cookbook and look forward to trying more of the recipes..


I was graciously allowed to feature one of the recipes from Simply Summer on Cooking for Seven. The trouble is, I can’t decide which one to share with you!

So I’ll let you decide. Please leave a comment telling me which of the following recipes you’d like to see. I’ll tally up the votes, and post the winning recipe sometime next week. No comments will be accepted for consideration after Wednesday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m. central time.

Mango & Coconut Chicken

Strawberries & Cream Soup

Bean Salad


Have fun!

To learn more and purchase Simply Summer, click here.


16 thoughts on “Book Review: Simply Summer

  1. Ohhh, I don’t know! They all look soooo good.

    I guess I will go with the bean salad because that sounds really tasty right now.

  2. Boy, what a decision! I will say the chicken. There is nothing more refreshing at summer time! Maybe you should just splurge and make the soup, too. How neat!

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