Summer Beach Bash Recipes

This colorful seaside picnic brings friends together for an enticing feast for the senses.

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The Menu
Photo: Anne Liles

The Menu

This get-together's menu features bright colors and spicy, vibrant flavors that are the hallmark of Kingsley's recipes. For parties, she suggests covering a range of foods—some meat, some vegetables, and some carb-based, so no one is left out. When it comes to her favorite dishes, "it's always about texture, and color is key," she says. "My specialty is Asian, so I rely on spices and fresh herbs."

Cooking for crowds never rattles her: "Whether it's 15 or 30 people, it doesn't matter. I just make a little more."

Chaise lounges laid flat become tables on the sand. Crystal candelabras and driftwood logs act as centerpieces and keep linens from blowing in the breeze.

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