by Cindi Sutter, Founder of The Spirited Table®

This summertime favorite is all about casual gourmet. Sea Salt provides the perfect reason to indulge in a gourmet dinner, then top it with a walk to Minnehaha falls. 

I love watching the growing season burst forth from summer farm lands. As we highlight our favorites, The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen, from Peter Berley, begs us to embrace the season.  

To persevere through life at times requires a gut wrenching level of dedication. Whether its our Boots to Roots path to health, a relationship that is at risk, or any other job, finances or familial issues. Stick with it, don't give up!

Additional grilling tips to Nosh on this Week. And chocolate ice cubes in your iced coffee makes the perfect caffeine pairing. 

Madeline Island's stories are filled with food and fantastic views. One night in Spring a group strangers become friends. Featured Recipes include a Tastemakers favorite Orzo Salad. The Golden Parmesan Potatoes and Lake Trout are from the Madeline Island Historical Cookbook. 

Mid-century furniture is in fuego-(on fire) but please don't forget about mid-century glassware and allowing it to stand front and center on the table; with or without flowers. 

Every bride lives a fairy tale on her wedding day. The passion and traditions behind this Persian wedding in Monaco, inspire us to learn more about Persian culture and the love of food and friendship. 

Splash, Pow, TaDa, we have a new Tastemaker in Residence. The Spirited Table welcomes Sussan Mahjouri. Persian passions and tastes are just a small part of her zest for life. 

Till our next hullabaloo, happy tables to you!