By Linda Everett
2003 Collector's Press
I love Collector's Press entire series of "Retro" books -- they're fun, gorgeously produced, contain quality articles and recipes and make wonderful gifts.
Retro Beach Bash is a fabulous addition to the library as it gives all the information necessary to make the most of a day at the beach. Half information and half cookbook, you'll reminisce about such nostalgic activities as beach combing and kite flying, learn how to make the best sand castle on the beach, and find ideas for other popular beach games and sports, including surfing.
After you've browsed the pages that are chock full with beach fun tips and advice, it's time to eat. The second half of this book is a cookbook, complete with fabulous picnic and grilled foods to satisfy every appetite at the beach.
The entire book is done in full color with lots of great 50s style artwork and photos, giving it a kitschy nostalgic feel that makes it fun to browse through. But more than kitsch, there's lots of useful information and terrific recipes here.
Castles in the Sand
Dragons in the Sky -- Kites
Let's go Surfin'
Good Clean Fun -- Beach Games and Sports
Footprints in the Sand -- Beachcombing
The Word is Safer, Not Surfer -- Safety info for sun, surf, wildlife and driving
Picnic Provisions: breads, sides, snacks, sweets, beverages, salads, appetizers
BBQ and grilling
Fire n Fare -- The Fine Art of Toasting Marshmallows
Author: The Great American Handbook:
What You Can Do For Your Country Today and
Fabulous Foods -- http://www.fabulousfoods.com
Recipes, online cooking tutorials, celebrity chefs, travel, holidays, entertaining and more!
Travel tips, money saving strategies, trips and destinations and more.