Summer reading has more to do with charmed lives, blue skies and location, location, location.
Just put a chef on a yacht on the Riviera and you have a 327-page book-sized vacation. With the culinary travel memoir “Mediterranean Summer: A Season on France’s Côte d’Azur and Italy’s Costa Bella,” the reader shares the adventures of David Shalleck (a k a “The One Without the Tan”), whose mission is to keep things festive aboard a newly renovated 124-foot schooner. Whether he is out buying vegetables at dawn, worrying about why the fish on ice have cloudy eyes or catering to the wishes of his employers, known as La Signora and Il Dottore, Mr. Shalleck (with his co-writer, Erol Munuz) tells an escapist story that comes with recipes and practically generates its own sea breeze.
Causes David Shalleck Supports
Meals on Wheels Save the Tiger Fund Mediterranean Mark Any that support reading for children