All you really need to entertain in the summertime is a sliced watermelon and something cold to drink. But when there are tomatoes for saucing and slicing, zucchini to marinate, berries to bake into pies, G&Ts to be drinking (!)—well, a watermelon is a good start, but you wouldn't want to stop there.
So for our latest contest on our iOS app (Not)Recipes, we want to see your most favorite summer party recipes, from the beginning of the meal (buttery little mussels and clams? your riff on the Caprese?) to its middle (fingers crossed for fried chicken) and its end (ice cream! pie! schlumpf!).
Here's how to do it:
Sometime before August 3rd, cook something you'd want to feed your best people on the loveliest night of the year.
Take a photo of it! Post it to the (Not)Recipes app and tell us how you made it.
Hashtag it #f52party—and click through the hashtag on the app to see what other cooks are submitting.
Share it on social media! The post with the most likes will win our tomato vine-scented candle (which is snappy and sweet and just right for midsummer evenings).
See what other Food52 readers are saying.