Arab Today, arab today ‘the kitchen’ star katie lee shares tips for summer entertaining
Last Updated : GMT 13:03:43
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares tips for summer entertaining

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today ‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares tips for summer entertaining

Katie Lee, The Kitchen
London - Arab Today

When Katie Lee describes her idea of summer entertaining, she conjures up long, languid days in the Hamptons and simple but elegant dinner parties that turn peaches into table centerpieces and humble ingredients into stars.

It’s a charmed life she leads.

Lee, 33, co-host of The Food Network’s “The Kitchen,” lives in the Hamptons, the idyllic, seaside place of exodus for affluent New Yorkers in the summer.

But the area is also home to what Lee calls some of “the greatest farmer’s markets in the world.” Inspired by fresh, seasonal produce and local artisans, every summer Lee’s home becomes an open house for friends and family who look forward to her elegant soirees and breezy menus.

The sum of these sunset dinner parties has been turned into the “Endless Summer Cookbook" released this year, a compilation of 100 heat-proof recipes that have made recurring appearances at her Hamptons soirees.

“I love to have dinner parties for no reason.  The key is to keep it casual,” she says in a phone interview from her home. “This isn’t the time to pull out the fine china.”

When describing one of her favorite summer menus, for instance, the list of ingredients is short, simple, and everything pronounceable.

It involves baking or grilling a whole fish like trout or halibut and topping it with a simple salsa of chopped tomatoes, basil, olive oil and lemon zest. Present a side of pesto pasta and, voilà, dinner is served.

Which brings us to her other source of culinary inspiration. Lee is a certifiable Francophile. A lover of all things French, be it food, esthetic or style. For the last few months, she’s been taking French lessons in a bid to tick off one of her bucket list goals: to speak French fluently.

And though one of her favorite summer apéritif nibbles may sound strange to American palates, it’s a classic French snack: fuschia pink radishes smeared with cold, sweet, good quality butter, salt and pepper.

“I love that everything is simple,” she said.

For hosts who are always on the lookout for emerging food trends, Lee says this summer is the season of watermelon salads, vegetable tops, and rum.

“There’s something very laid back about the rum buzz, that mellows you out and calms you down," she said.

Likewise, Lee noted that savory watermelon salads -- often made with feta cheese and olives -- have become increasingly popular at American barbecues, while vegetables are also being feted this summer as a main ingredient.

Of particular note: Instead of being tossed into the garbage as an afterthought, the tops of carrots, beets and fennel are being used as an ingredient, she said.

Here are a few other tips and thoughts from a young doyenne of summer entertaining:

-Stretch a bottle of white wine by making a summer punch made with fresh fruit, soda water, white wine and frozen cartons of juice.

-Use muffin tins for hamburger and hot dog condiments like ketchup, mustard, onions and pickles.

-Skewer fruit, freeze and use it to replace cocktail umbrellas in summer drinks.

-Insert a wooden stick into a single-serve pot of yogurt and freeze for homemade froyo pops.

-Keep bugs out of drinks by using cupcake liners as makeshift lids. Secure with rubber band and insert a straw into the top.

“Endless Summer Cookbook” retails for $29.95.
Source: Relaxnews

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today ‘the kitchen’ star katie lee shares tips for summer entertaining Arab Today, arab today ‘the kitchen’ star katie lee shares tips for summer entertaining

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017

GMT 06:15 2017 Monday ,27 February

Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017
Arab Today, arab today As Olympics loom, China plunges into snow biz

GMT 10:08 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

As Olympics loom, China plunges into snow biz
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today UN envoy sets out framework

GMT 07:25 2017 Monday ,27 February

UN envoy sets out framework
Arab Today, arab today Kalam Nawaem made a difference in social issues

GMT 06:43 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Kalam Nawaem made a difference in social issues
View News in Arabic - Media: فضائيات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation

GMT 20:27 2017 Monday ,27 February

Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Aspires present the story of Egypt’s first president

GMT 06:18 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Aspires present the story of Egypt’s first president
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 06:42 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 10:51 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Pigs with edited genes show resistance

GMT 18:28 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Tourist guide explains types of tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 06:28 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Dumbphones survive rise of the smartphone

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday