In the deepest part of our hearts, we all believe one thing: You don't really have to cook in warm weather. (You can blow it off entirely, in fact, if you cover your tracks well.)
That's because the vegetables are blooming and the ambition is wilting just in time to call in sick and head to the beach with a bag of apricots. But after we've had our fill of unadulterated spring produce, our stomachs might finally start grumbling for cooked food.
Luckily, there's a fresh batch of cookbooks this season that are going to let us outsource the thinking and planning parts, so we can pull together easy summer dinners that hardly feel like cooking at all.
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