Contributed by Hairee Lee
For our fourth dinner, we sat down to a table of cool treats; gazpacho, Niçoise salad with salmon, ceviche, and pizzelle ice cream sandwiches. Read the recipes in part 1 and see the pictures on our Flickr.
The day is so hot it feels like air itself is sweating…and sweating all over you. This summer has ushered in some of the hottest and most humid days in my memory of summers past, the kind of hot that makes the mere idea of eating, chewing even, feel exhausting and the prospect of standing before a hot stove obscene.
But one of the best things about summer for me (well every season really, with small variations in beverage, menu, and thermostat) is drinking chilled white wine over the course of the long twilight hours of late summer and enjoying a meal with friends. What could be better than to accept an invitation from my friend and cook, Laura, for a summer dinner party that combines her culinary skills with the demands of the weather?