Squash: A Favorite of the Summer Garden


Easy to grow and often abundant, squashes are favorites of the summer garden. Squash, a cookbook by Julia Rutland, features 50 tried-and-true recipes geared for busy cooks who enjoy great flavor. 

The author is a professional writer, recipe developer and tester, food stylist, and television/media demonstrator, so you can be certain that every recipe is a crowd-pleaser! From soups and salads to appetizers, casseroles, and, of course, dessert, the options presented here will become instant family favorites. The book’s full-color photography adds to the enjoyment of cooking. Plus, pointers on buying and cooking squash, along with practical tips for cutting tough-skinned winter varieties, make Squash even more useful. And when your garden is filled with more than you can eat, you’ll find simple and delicious ways to preserve those fresh bounties. 


People love squashes because the flavor connects them to holidays, special occasions, and shared family dinners. Add Squash to your cookbook collection, and savor this wonderful variety of delicious recipes. It features the most popular types of summer and winter squashes: zucchini, yellow, butternut, pumpkin, acorn, spaghetti, and more. 

About the author: Julia Rutland has enjoyed 20-plus years of experience in the food and publishing industries, with specialized skills in project development and feature writing. Before moving to the D.C. area, Julia worked at Coastal Living magazine, Southern Living magazine, and Wimmer Cookbooks. She is the author of The Campfire Foodie Cookbook, coauthor of Discover Dinnertime Cookbook, and a silent contributor for dozens of other books. 

Julia also represents Wüsthof cutlery in the Mid-Atlantic region, training retail associates about knife skills and cooking techniques. Julia serves as vice president of the Washington, D.C., chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier and is a Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) with the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Julia currently lives in the D.C. wine country in the town of Hillsboro, Virginia, with her husband, two teen daughters, a couple of dogs, a cat―and many, many chickens.

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