Acknowledgments. Introduction. The Recipes. List of Recipe Titles by the Week. Index.
Sally Sampson has cowritten seven cookbooks and written nine, including Recipe of the Week: Kabobs, Recipe of the Week: Cookies, Recipe of the Week: Burgers, and the James Beard Award-nominated The $50 Dinner Party. A former editor in chief of Balducci.com and senior writer for Cooks Illustrated magazine, Sampson has also con-tributed to such publications as Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Self, the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, and Fine Cooking.
"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream" are lyrics many kids can be heard saying on any given summer day. This book presents 52 frozen dessert recipes appropriate for the entire year. Sampson (Throw Me a Bone) has written numerous other books in this series; she's also a senior writer for Cooks Illustrated and was nominated for the James Beard Award. Her concoctions range from the classic store-bought French Vanilla to the exotic Avocado Gelato, Grape-Nuts(r) Ice Cream, or an Orange Granita. Each recipe contains a clear ingredient list, step-by-step directions, and often a beautiful photograph of the treat. Each week one could sample a new ice cream, progressing through the seasons (though eggnog ice cream is listed halfway through), as the recipes are listed to take advantage of spring and summer fruits and later hearty nuts and heavenly chocolates. Sure to fly off the summer display shelves when accompanied by other summer food favorites such as grilling, this text is a solid collection of unique frozen treats. -Kristen Mastel, MINITEX Lib. Information Network, Minneapolis (Library Journal, September 1, 2008)