Cooking rule number one for beginners and pros alike? Using fresh ingredients, which is why summer is something like a culinary heaven. Think about it: For a few glorious months, you’ll be blessed with nature’s most expressive colors, textures, and flavors. And, if you take a stroll to a farmers’ market, everything will be utterly binge-worthy and ridiculously effortless to whip up.
Don't believe us? We hit up green goddess Kimberley Hasselbrink, author of blog The Year in Food
and upcoming cookbook, Vibrant: A Celebration of Color and Food
, to be your tasty guide.
Hasselbrink is take-charge at inventive pairings (peach and asparagus, anyone?). From crispy-crunchy salads to clever combinations that enhance what’s already the sweetest, juiciest peak produce around, she’s curated four summertime hits
. Read on for all her seasonal recipes to get your farm-to-table on, stat.
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