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Jul 1, 2007 03:05 PM

July 2007 Cookbook of the Month: Forever Summer

Welcome to the general discussion thread for the July 2007 cookbook of the month, Forever Summer, by Nigella Lawson.

Use this thread to make general comments about this cookbook or to discuss the whole cookbook-of-the-month idea.

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Here's the thread for recipe planning, links, and previous picks and pans:

Here are the links for full length recipe reviews. Please select the appropriate one.

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Happy Cooking!

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  1. I'm looking for a summery book to take to our beach rental, which is equipped with a fully -stocked, but basic, kitchen. Grocery-wise, we'll have access to only the basics. In past years, I've packed specialized ingredients and equipment, but am trying to keep it light, easy, and relaxing this year. So nothing imported or exotic.

    Also, this week will be the kick-off to my summer weight loss plan, so I want to keep it not only delicious, but also light.

    From scanning these old threads, I'm thinking Forever Summer (paired with Slater's Real Fast Food) might be the book for me.

    Any thoughts from you who cooked from this blok FIVE years ago (before my time, when it comes to COTM). (Can you believe it's been that long?)


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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      How interesting you bring that up. I didn't have the book when it was COTM so didn't participate much. But so many of the reviews sounded so good, I picked it up significantly after the fact. I was just looking through it over the weekend, thinking it was time to delve into it. Many of the recipes look very tempting, but most are more involved than what I'd want to be making at a beach cottage. That said, photocopy the watermelon salad and take that with you.

      1. re: JoanN

        I've never actually made Nigella's watermelon salad. But I've made several knock-offs! I really must try the real thing!