"A treasure-trove of recipes, combining old favorites with delectable twists [that] stimulate both the imagination and the palate." —Publishers Weekly Food just tastes better under an open sky. In this handbook to the alfresco life, the popular cooking teacher shows how to please friends, neighbors, and family with hundreds of delicious dishes suitable for enjoying the great outdoors—whether it's a rooftop garden or a sprawling lawn. With classic fare such as fried chicken and potato salad, grilled favorites like juicy burgers, barbecued ribs, and sweet summer corn, plus fabulous new creations like Lamb Chops with Roquefort, Figs, and Rosemary and Chocolate Toffee Brownie Cake, eating and entertaining outdoors has never been easier. Betty Rosbottom includes her favorite marinades and sauces, appetizers to keep the crowds at bay, deliciously fresh salads and starters, summery desserts, and much more, not to mention great tips for making sure grilled meats are done to perfection. Covering everything from fine dining under the stars to Sunday picnics by the lake, this is the perfect guide to taking it outside.