For Best Chefs America
There are dishes that will always remind us of summer - a season when the days are long and hot, and the region is blooming with melons and squash, cucumbers and herbs. Below are some favorite summertime foods selected by professional chefs from across the U.S. for you to use as inspiration for your next picnic, pool party, or cookout. With the right foods this season can be endlessly scrumptious.
1. Jeremy Berlin of Los Angeles, CA (formerly of Church & State) - Heirloom Tomatoes with Fine Olive Oil, Fresh Herbs & Maldon Salt
photo from The Alkaline Sisters
Try Frantoia Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Agrumato Tangerine Olive Oil for a citrus twist
2. Chef Patrick Horn of Satterfields in Birmingham, AL - Salad of Brulee Figs, Alabama Goat Cheese, Shiso, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Fennel Oil
3. Best Chef Art Smith loves - Desserts (like Ice Cream) with Fresh Cut Fruit
5. From Chef Robert Brza - Confit Byaldi (an elegant twist on Ratatouille that combines the best in summer produce)