The Jersey Shore Cookbook – Summer’s Hottest Hostess Gift Idea!



I have spent summers on the Jersey Shore my whole life. As a child, our family would vacation in Cape May and Wildwood Crest. As a teen, I would road trip with my girlfriends to Bayhead and Point Pleasant for the day.  During my college years, my roommates and I lived on Long Beach Island waitressing for tourists in restaurants on the island. My twenties meant group rentals in Stone Harbor and Seagirt and finally after marrying and having children we have our own home a few blocks from the ocean in Belmar. Needless to say, through the years I have tasted it all and that is why I treasure this NEW book: The Jersey Shore Cookbook from fellow blogger and Jersey Food expert Deborah Smith.

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It contains timeless and delicious recipes from 50 iconic and well-loved shore town restaurants, bakeries, and markets. It brings back memories and inspires me to create new ones. The book has gorgeous full-color photography of Jersey’s best like —clams, corn, blueberries, tomatoes, and more! It also contains interesting and historic profiles of the eateries and farm stands they come from.

If you’ve never visited the Jersey Shore before, you will get a real taste of it by trying the wonderful recipes in this cookbook. They are sure to please and have been taste-tested by thousands upon thousand of tourists and visitors each year.  Any one of them will make a great addition to your summer entertaining menu. The Jersey Shore Cookbook is my pick for the hottest hostess gift this summer. Be sure to order a few for all the BBQ’s and summer celebrations you will be invited to this year. Your hosts will appreciate this gift for years to come!


The book is available in hard cover online at and will also be available regionally at Costco, Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods and as an ebook!

Coastal cuisine from Asbury Park to Cape May. The warm sand. The salt air. The boardwalk. The food! Summer at the Jersey Shore is unforgettable no matter which seaside destination is yours. And with The Jersey Shore Cookbook, you can have a taste of summer all year long. It features 50 recipes contributed by well-loved shore town restaurants, bakeries, markets, and more. From fresh oysters, scallops, and tile fish to Garden State tomatoes, corn, and blueberries, the perfect New Jersey ingredients shine.


Deborah Smith is the founder of New Jersey’s most popular independently owned food blog, Launched in 2007, the site is now home to more than 30 food writers and welcomes more than 50,000 visitors every month. Jersey Bites engages with over 30,000 fans daily on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Deborah served as a founding member of Jersey Shore Restaurant Week and most recently as a judge for Jersey Shore Restaurant Week’s Taste Awards. Over the years, she has served as a judge for numerous food competitions and been invited to speak about food in New Jersey both live and on the air. Deborah was born and raised on the Jersey Shore. She lives in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.

*Disclosure: I received an advanced copy of the Jersey Shore Cookbook in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and remarks are 100% my own.

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