Mediterranean Summer captures the glittery Riviera social scene, the distinctive sights and sounds of the unique ports along the way, the work hard/play hard life of being a crew member, and the challenges of producing world-class cuisine for the stylish and demanding owners and their guests. An intimate view of the most exclusive of worlds, the story offers readers a new perspective on breathtaking places, a memorable portrait of old-world elegance, and a life at sea as well as recipes and tips to re-create the delectable food.
"Sailing the Mediterranean in summer is the stuff of dreams. And in the company of a chef who plies the bounteous markets and creates food for the gods, this is indeed a heady journey." -- Frances Mayes
"Fast-paced, fascinating, and well-written." -- Chef Jacques Pepin
"It was completely absorbing." -- Chef Thomas Keller
"Engrossing." -- Bon Appetit Magazine
"An escapist story that comes with recipes and practically generates its own sea breeze." -- The New York Times
"A clever summer adventure tale." -- Kirkus