Labor Day, Labor-Free

Carpaccio

David Rocco's Beef Carpaccio: No Cooking Required

In our opinion, there should be absolutely no labor on Labor Day. Sure, the office is closed, but if you’re planning to entertain on Monday, we’re here to make sure you don’t spend the day hard at work in the kitchen.

With our mix-and-match menus of no-cook dishes, you can throw together a feast without breaking a sweat.

What’s our dream menu, free of stoves and ovens? David Rocco’s light and elegant Beef Carpaccio (pictured), Bill Granger’s refreshing Lobster Sandwiches with lime mayo, Roger Mooking’s Yogurt with Mint Gremolata and a big pitcher of Laura Calder’s “Better than Citron Presse” (spiked with vodka for the grownups, virgin for the kids).

Your friends will never miss the grill. But if you can’t say farewell to summer without it, we’ve got you covered: Browse 100 of our best grilling recipes.

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