Fresh, seasonal recipes that perfectly evoke the relaxed luxury of the Hamptons, as a New Yawker living in Paris those words evoke past memories of summers with friends and good times in the Hamptons. I spent summers in the Hamptons before it was cool and everyone rented a house. I was lucky that my BFF’s parents already had a house and a boat before we knew how cool it was to be spending the summer in the Hamptons. Now Ricky Lauren, has published a book THE HAMPTONS Food, Family, and History bring the Hamptons to your kitchen too. Now I can bring the food and lifestyle of the Hamptons to my Parisian kitchen, when I do not feel like going to Ralph’s (173 boulevard Saint Germain 75006 Paris).
From Southampton to Amagansett, East Hampton to Montauk, Ricky Lauren’s THE HAMPTONS is a lavishly illustrated and evocatively described journey through this culturally and historically rich region. It’s nothing like the TV shows‘ Revenge’ at all.
“Over the years the type of food and entertaining we enjoyed reflected the atmosphere of the places where we lived at the time. Each locale inspired me to create a particular way of life, and this energized me to develop a direction of my own,” shares Ricky Lauren.
In THE HAMPTONS the author, photographer, and artist Ricky Lauren shares more than 130 healthy, fresh, seasonal recipes – including the recipes most loved by her family, from Dylan’s Sunshine Salad and David’s Spring Pea Soup to Andrew and Ricky’s Chocolate Mouse, and Ralph’s favorite: Nana’s Rum-Laced Brownies. Ricky Lauren invites us to share her inspirations, tastes, and discoveries, through her gorgeous watercolors, personal snapshots, and inspiring food photography. With tips and advice on entertaining in true Hamptons’ style, THE HAMPTONS offers a loving – and delicious – portrait of a beloved family.
I love entertaining, cooking and cook books. Cook books are great for when you run out of ideas or for when you’re looking for little secrets for a delicious meal. A cookbook is always the best place to reference. THE HAMPTONS Food, Family, and History By Ricky Lauren is available online and of course at the Ralph Lauren boutique in Paris 173 Boulevard Saint Germain 75006. Just in time for an American in Paris to prepare for 4th of July festivities in Paris.