Summer may have the longest days but it sometimes gets a bad rap. Don't get us wrong, everybody loves summer-in fact summer gets so much loving the practice of enjoying it has become a bit rote. Let SFR lightly crack your expectations of the long hot months by suggesting summer reading need not be "lite," patio dining extends beyond the concrete tables next to the drive-thru and, while a family trip to Hawaii may not be the safe bet, chartering a high-speed helicopter ride is probably not as dangerous as you think. If you enjoy such playful paradigm puncturing, read on to learn how each bit of regional cuisine can contain a dash of history, how lasses who wear glasses are, despite cinematic cynicism, hotter than July and how remembering to love lazy days and wet feet with the innocent bliss you once did can keep your summer from getting the short end of the stick. Especially if you plan on using that stick to cook something.