Summer Corn Salad

It’s hard to entertain during the Dog Days of Summer. Even gourmets avoid kitchen duty when the temperature’s rising.  We celebrate summer with Ken Hoyt's Dog Days Dinner Party.  He teaches us how to make the perfect, "It's Too-Hot-To-Cook Dinner Party." 

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The entire menu can be prepared ahead of time, in the cool of the morning. When it’s time to party set up the buffet table with your elegantly chilled dinner and stand aside. You’re such a gracious entertainer… always cool and calm.

Chilled Garlic Potato Soup
Ken’s recipe gives Vichyssoise’s icy elegance a little garlicky attitude.

Pork Tenderloin Tonnato
The Tonnato sauce comes from a classic Italian veal dish that celebrates summer. This version delivers terrific flavor without the guilt.
 
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 Bread Salad with Basil and Capers
This panzanella-style salad never fails to delight.  Crusty bread and fresh herbs are the perfect foil for summer’s first juicy tomatoes.

Summer Corn Salad
There’s no better time to enjoy fresh corn. Sweet and tender kernels are juxtaposed with other garden favorites such as fresh tomato and just picked herbs.

Nectarine Upside-Down Cake
Nectarines are a luscious, summer-only treat.  Their distinctive flavor is enhanced with this caramel-covered butter cake. Served with Vanilla–scented whipped cream.

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