Feast on This” features the best seasonal recipes you should cook every month.

“Everything’s coming up roses!” belted Ethel Merman in the 1959 Broadway musical Gypsy. And that sentiment — when one good thing comes, other good things follow — cannot be truer for June, a month named for the Roman goddess of love, Juno.

And we’re bubbling with affection for our favorite early-summer produce that shares the spotlight with June’s favorite flower, the rose.

We’ve compiled our list of favorite June recipes that you’ll adore for their ease of preparation and freshness: from a simple, satisfying breakfast to enjoy while lounging by the pool to hearty meals that will enhance your grill feasts and Father’s Day get-togethers. Snap up ingredients at your local farmers market, snip them from your garden or terrace, or order peak-of-season produce to be shipped to your door.

Everything’s coming up roses…and aromatic herbs, and tender squash, and new potatoes, and hefty ripe strawberries and cherries, and juicy peaches!

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Theresa Gambacorta is a food writer and 25-year veteran of New York City's restaurant industry. Her writing has appeared in such titles as La Cucina Italiana, Men's Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, and Centennial's special interest publications. She is the co-author of chef Joey Campanaro's Big Love Cooking (Chronicle) and is currently working on a cookbook about Persian cuisine to be published by Knopf.

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