Summer 2012 Preview: Recipes from Ricky Lauren

All right, you’ve been to the farmers markets and your kitchen is full of some delicious local ingredients. Now, what to make…

Sure to become an essential guide to entertaining this summer, The Hamptons: Food, Family, and History by Ricky Lauren hits bookshelves on May 28. With fresh, seasonal recipes that perfectly evoke the relaxed luxury of the East End, The Hamptons is an evocatively described journey though our culturally and historically rich region.

“Over the years the type of food and entertaining we enjoyed reflected the atmosphere of the places where we lived at the time,” shares Lauren. “Each locale inspired me to create a particular way of life, and this energized me to develop a direction of my own.”

The Hamptons features more than 130 healthy recipes, including those most loved by one of the Hamptons’ most prolific families: Dylan’s Sunshine Salad, David’s Spring Pea Soup and Andrew and Ricky’s Chocolate Mouse. Ralph’s pick is Nana’s Rum-Laced Brownies. The Hamptons offers an intimate portrait of the Lauren family, and Ricky Lauren has also included personal snapshots.

Now kick back, relax with a deliciously prepared meal and indulge in true Hamptons style.

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