Dividing her time between Paris and Amsterdam, food writer and stylist Yvette van Boven also runs a restaurant and catering company with her cousin. Her latest cookbook Home Made Summer (she has also published Home Made and Home Made Winter) takes inspiration from summers in Provence and her childhood in Ireland, and her delicious, cosmopolitan recipes are combined with atmospheric reportage photography. Evoking a real celebratory summer mood with dishes such as cantaloupe soup, pink grapefruit meringue tart, Prosecco, elderflower and melon jelly and a coconut, summer cocktail - this book simply shouts sunshine! “Summer offers so many fresh fruits and vegetables that there’s almost no need to cook them. I know that on hot summer days, few people are keen on spending long hours in the kitchen.” Yvette, we like your way of thinking! Home Made Summmer by Yvette van Boven, £19.99, published by Abrams, photography by Oof Verschuren and available online here.