Crostini Party for a Hot Summer Day

Some tips for a creative meal that suits your whims and palate, and yields a cornucopia of flavors.

I like to have company over on summer evenings. The sun, the sea and the atmosphere of impending vacation delight people and make for get-togethers in good spirits − light-hearted chats about this and that and gestures of closeness and friendship. The general ambience is uplifting and for a moment the challenges of the workplace, relationships and child-rearing get pushed into a far corner. To succeed on...