books-summer-shack-cookbook.jpgWhen you spend Memorial Day through Labor Day sitting in an air-conditioned office, it's easy to forget that it's summer. But as I break out the Bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts for an upcoming trip to the Jersey Shore, I'm jolted into the reality of the season.

It's a season for clam-digging, lobster-steaming, fried boardwalk fare, and grilled corn—just a handful of the many shore foods covered in Jasper White's Summer Shack Cookbook. White is proprietor of The Summer Shack mini-chain of restaurants, which serve his version of comfort food—the simple and fresh fare he was raised on as a boy growing up on that same Jersey Shore I'll be visiting soon.

More than just recipes, the book offers how-tos for catching seafood at the source and the equipment and tips you'll need to cook it.

And, as is custom now on Serious Eats, we've got a number of copies to give away. Just leave a comment here telling us what your favorite shore food is and where you get it. Nine (9) winners will be chosen at random from the comments section at the end of the week. Commenting will be open until Friday (June 22) at 9 p.m. ET. The usual Serious Eats contest rules apply.


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