The Cottage Cookbook: Recipes for Summer Up North Now Available at

The Cottage Cookbook: Recipes for Summer Up North Now Available at

Traverse City, MI (August 13, 2008)—The Cottage Cookbook: Recipes for Summer Up North is now available at, offering more than 40 recipes and summer entertaining tips captured with stunning photography. The Cottage Cookbook is also available at select booksellers and kitchen stores.

For nearly three decades, the editors of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine have been helping readers live a modern, idyllic lift at the cottage, even if for only a weekend.

“Now, wherever they are, cooks can use the recipes in The Cottage Cookbook to unlock the memories of enchanted cottage days,” says Emily Betz Tyra, editor of The Cottage Cookbook and food editor for both Traverse and This is the cookbook to have at the ready when making breakfast for a crew, fashioning the perfect picnic supper or feeding all the late-night card players a screened porch can hold.

The cookbook’s clean design features page after page of gorgeous full-color photography, providing stylish serving suggestions and evoking the cottage feeling. The size fits even a snug cabin’s kitchen shelf or a shopping basket for the farmers market.

At a suggested retail price of $12.95, this soft cover book is a handy hostess gift or a sweet souvenir for cottage guests. (One might want to have extra copies in pantry for the impromptu gift opportunity.) It’s a delightful reminder of cheddar-chive biscuits baking in the morning, the crackle of the fire under a barbecue feast of rosemary lamb kebabs and the creamy chill of homemade ice cream savored on sun-warmed, weathered docks.

The Cottage Cookbook: Recipes for a Summer Up North includes more than 40 recipes including CB’s Vernors chicken, cherry summer tonic, muskmelon in port, violet cupcakes, gazpacho salad, smoked whitefish pâté, black cherry ice cream and more.

Table of Contents

  • Breakfast at the Cabin
  • Grilling Out
  • Summer Drinks
  • Luncheon at the Lake
  • Picnic Supper
  • Roadside Stand Sides
  • Snacks for Game Night
  • Cooling Off

Tyra says, “Cook these recipes for people you love. Make them for unexpected cottage guests who remind you to keep summer spontaneous and free. Use them again and again. They’ll make your life simple and make everyone who enters through your screen door feel welcomed and celebrated.”

About Prism Publications, Inc.

Prism Publications, Inc., founded in 1981 by Deborah Wyatt Fellows, publishes, Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, Northern Home & Cottage and Destination Northern Michigan, a Northern Michigan travel guide, in addition to several other print and online publications. Traverse and its staff have won more than a dozen national and international awards for excellence, including a 2008 silver award for general excellence from the City and Regional Magazine Association and the 2007 “Magazine of the Year" award from the International Regional Magazine Association. Prism has also published Reflections of a Life Up North, coffee-table book of stunning photography from Traverse paired with a collection of Fellows’s columns, which has been reprinted in an expanded edition. Prism Publications is also a proud sponsor of many events including the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, the Michigan Log & Timber Expo, The Epicurean Classic and the National Cherry Festival’s Cherries D’Vine event. The privately held company is headquartered in Traverse City, Mich. For more information, visit or call (231) 941-8174.