The recipes and text of this Summer book have brought back wonderful memories of the languorous Sunday lunches we used to spend together, enjoying good food, wine and fun with our large, extended family of friends. Lunches that often drifted into dinner, with everyone contributing something to the table. Those days may be now distant memories, but the taste of those meals is long savored.
This book is clearly set out and beautifully illustrated. The photographs are warm and stimulating. The text has clear timing principals and instructive tips on perfecting dishes. Even more elaborate ones, such as the Summer Terrine are explained in easy steps, making each succulent layer clear and concise.
From the pleasures of Provence in the guise of the Beignets de Courgettes et d’Aubergines to a taste of the Pacific in the succulent shape of the Cured Salmon with Mesclun Salad, and all the dishes in between; redolent of this hot, vibrant season, this book is the perfect summer feast.
About Pascale Beale:
Pascale Beale grew up in England and France surrounded by a family which has always been passionate about food, wine and the arts. She was taught to cook by her French mother and grandmother. After 15 years working in the property and financial markets in California, all the while continuing her quest for good food and culinary knowledge during gastronomic pilgrimages to Europe, she returned to her first passion, cooking. She has, over the past 15 years, written nine cookery books, hundreds of articles for local newspapers, food magazines, and is a columnist for the James Beard award winning publication, Edible Santa Barbara.
The Pascale's Kitchen Cooking Channel was launched on YouTube in September 2016 with videos showcasing seasonal, Mediterranean and Californian inspired dishes.
In March 2020, with the coronavirus shutdown and the cancellation of her book tour for her latest book, Salade II, Pascale launched an IGTV channel on Instagram with daily episodes showcasing easy to make dishes while quarantined at home.
As in person classes are not currently possible, Pascale also launched (in April 2020) a new series of virtual cooking classes, hosted on Zoom.
Her company, Pascale’s Kitchen, brings a range of culinary products, including her signature line of custom blended herbs and spices, oils and vinegars, as well as exquisite kitchen and tableware, to its customers, making cooking pleasurable, delicious and fun.