How does Grizzly Bear's frontman spend his days off tour? Holed up in the kitchen roasting chickens or hunched over a fire pit grilling trout in the great outdoors with friend and fellow dinner party crusader Ithai Schori. The two met in the kitchen, cutting, blanching and whatever else was needed for dinner parties thrown by mutual friends, and now they're sharing their own unfussy but elegant recipes for dinner parties dreamed up for each season. Summer brings bourbon and jalapeño-spiked burgers and winter pan-roasted duck, which all sound like a party to us.

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