If your summer calendar is filling with invitations to parties, reunions and picnics asking you to bring a "dish to pass," have no fear! The library shelves are stocked with great cookbooks to help you impress your friends and neighbors with delicious treats at summer gatherings.
Here's a small sample of what's available:
The Perfect Picnic: Outdoor Entertaining With Style by Anita Louise Crane (641.578 CRA)
Picnics: Delicious Recipes For Outdoor Entertaining by Sara Deseran (641.578 DES)
The Big Book of Backyard Cooking: 250 Favorite Recipes For Enjoying the Great Outdoors by Betty Rosbottom (641.578 ROS)
Barbecues 101: More Than 100 Recipes For Great Grilled, Smoked, and Barbecued Food, Plus All The Fixings For Perfect Outdoor Parties by Rick Rodgers (641.5784 ROD)
Picnics and Tailgates: Good Food For the Great Outdoors by Diane Rossen Worthington (641.578 WIL)
The Big Book of Potluck: Good Food --And Lots of It-- For Parties, Gatherings and All Occasions by Maryana Vollstedt (642.4 VOL)
Emeril's Potluck: Comfort Food With A Kicked-Up Attitude by Emeril Lagasse (642.2 LAG)
Don't let your outdoor feast be spoiled by a nasty case of food poisoning. Visit the Macomb County Health Department's web site to read their summer food safety brochure.