The essence of summer is encapsulated into a sunny collection of recipes from Delia Smith, using the produce of the summer months. “Green leaves and gooseberries” shows fresh ways with herbs, salads and gooseberries. “All the world loves an icecream” introduces some unusual but delicious icecreams. “Summer fish and shellfish” shows new ways with prawns, trout, skate and crab. “A Holiday at home” demonstrates the foods of Greece, Italy and Spain and in “Food al fresco” Delia continues the holiday themes by cooking American and Eastern barbecue dishes as well as a traditional English afternoon tea. In the second volume of this series “Bright meals for sunny days” discusses curries and other spicy dishes, “A Fruitful summer” deals with fruits such as redcurrants, strawberries, peaches and raspberries, “A Vegetarian summer” deals with goat’s cheese, vegetables and home-made pizza and finally in “The Summer kitchen garden” we are shown how to preserve the tastes of summer in jams, pickles, pesto.