Delicious Dinner-Only Recipes that Showcase the Highly Desirable Beach Lifestyle Dinner is the most home-cooked meal of the day. We gather in the kitchen, open up a great cookbook, and see what ingredients we have in our pantry. Our devices are off, work is done for the day, and we get ready to make and share an amazing meal. Beach House Dinners: Simple, Summer-Inspired Meals for Entertaining Year-Round celebrates these moments.
In her fourth book, chef Lei Shishak returns to her first love—good food by the beach. Whether you currently live by the beach or dream of being at one, get ready to be inspired by the evening meal recipes in Beach House Dinners. Lei has included 80 delectable recipes that she makes at her beach house in Southern California, home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. She’s captivated every day by the dazzling beauty of the beaches near her home, and she shares this through food. Each recipe in this book will inspire and transport you to beautiful places around the world, some of which you may already know and others may be new. Either way, her hope is that while making each recipe you’ll become blissfully unaware of the distractions of everyday life and in the end, you and your guests will melt into the joy of eating a great meal.
Short on time? All of the recipes are straightforward and hassle-free, leaving you plenty of time to relax, enjoy conversations on the beach, savor dips in the ocean, and bask in the warm sun. In many of the recipes, steps are broken down into those that can be done the night before or the morning of so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the beach.
Recipes include some of chef Lei’s favorites like:
Lei Shishak is the founder of Sugar Blossom Bake Shop in San Clemente, California, and the author of Beach House Baking, heralded by USA Today as one of the top 10 cookbooks of summer 2014, Beach House Brunch, and Farm to Table Desserts. She is an established pastry chef who trained at the CIA in New York and has worked in restaurants in Sun Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County. She has been featured in People, Riviera magazine, Sunset magazine, Coast magazine, Los Angeles Daily News, Fine Living, Orange County Register, KTLA Morning News, PBS, and many more media outlets.
"Lei's recipes have elements of the whimsy of pop Americana with the precision French pastry. Lei's talent is in elevating the recipes we all know and love to create the best version of everyone's favorites." —AJ Gilbert, founder of The Mayor's House (Dallas)
"After a long, hectic week nothing beats a delicious weekend brunch spent with loved ones. Beach House Brunch is jam-packed with a variety of tasty and accessible recipes that are sure to wow guests. We loved the tips and pointers included in the book designed to help home cooks master every dish." —Logan Levant and Hilary Hattenbach, coauthors of The Kitchen Decoded Cookbook
"Gather your friends and get ready for a great meal and good times. Lei’s wonderful recipes will take you from beginning to end of the best meal of the weekend." —Susan M. Holding, author of The Little French Bakery Cookbook
"Lei excels in developing forward-thinking recipes that utilize techniques any home cook can master. Lei's creative and delicious dishes will make your taste buds dance." —Andrea Van Willigan, executive chef, Ocean Reef Club
Praise for Beach House Baking
“Lei knows that less time in the kitchen means more time at the beach. This book is full of sweet, simple recipes that let you enjoy both.” —Kathleen King, award-winning baker, author, and founder of Tate’s Bake Shop
“I was always impressed with chef Shishak’s ability to create simple, tasty pastries. Packaged nicely with tips and tricks, as well as anecdotes about her favorite beach spots, Beach House Baking will conjure up images of sun, surf, and sand.” —Michael Mina, James Beard Award–winning chef and CEO of Mina Group