T-minus four days til the official beginning of outdoor eating season (rumor has it they’re also referred to as spring and summer, but who knows for sure). The weather hasn’t completely cooperated yet, but you know —al fresco is a state of mind.

Melissa Clark's Grilled Clams with Lemon-Cayenne Butter

There is nothing (really, nothing!) better than grilling your clams. It's a flavor-packed, saucy punch that will put those brothy guys to shame.

Recipe from NY Times


Chili-Lime Grilled Corn

Easy and flavorful. Does it get any better than this? Once that farm-fresh corn turns up at your local market, fire up the grill and make this summer treat.

Recipe from MyRecipes


Raspberry-Ricotta Cake

A hallmark of summer dining? A berry cake. We're partial to bon appetit's Raspberry-Ricotta for its moist texture and perfectly sweet and tart flavors. 

Recipe from bon appetit


Watermelon Salad with Halloumi and Quick-Pickled Shallot

Like many of you, we love Hetty McKinnon so when we stumbled across this recipe, our mouths immediately began to water. Watermelon? Yes. Grilled halloumi? Yes. Picked anything? Yes. 

Recipe from Arthur Street Kitchen


Sam Sifton's Fish Tacos

A few members of our team hail from Southern California and never-stop-talking about the-best-fish-tacos. This recipe is pretty damn close to perfection, if you ask us. 

Recipe from NY Times