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Summer’s not over just yet.

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Photo Credit: Chelsie Craig, Food Styling by Olivia Mack McCool

It’s sad to say it, but life will always be filled with cynics. You know, the people who say, ”Summer’s over,” even when the sun’s still blazing and the farmers’ markets are still bountiful with the season’s peak produce. We like to tune those people out, and if August’s most popular recipes are any proof, so do you. Between platters of grilled shrimp dusted with Old Bay and bowlfuls of savory peach crumble, plates of stir-fried eggplant and a satisfyingly cold and crunchy cucumber and cottage cheese salad, these late-summer offerings are sure to make it feel like an endless summer. Here, August’s crowd favorites, beginning with the month’s MVP.


Photo Credit: Chelsie Craig, Food Styling by Pearl Jones, Bowl from Heath Ceramics

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Grilled Shrimp with Old Bay and Aioli

Seasoned with Old Bay, a little garlic, and some charred lemons, these shell-on shrimp capture the nostalgic vibes of a classic East Coast fish shack—without any of the lines.

 


Photo Credit: Chelsie Craig, Food Styling by Olivia Mack McCool

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Sticky-Sweet Five-Spice Pork Ribs

Lacquered with a tangy, garlicky hoisin glaze, these ribs are impressive without being burdensome: There’s no grilling or marinating—just two hours in the oven followed by a quick broil.

 


Photo Credit: Chelsie Craig, Food Styling by Olivia Mack McCool

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Ratatouille Pasta

If we were to round up an all-star team of summer’s greatest produce, it’d look a little something like ratatouille: Eggplant and zucchini. Peppers and tomatoes. The gang’s all here!

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