Richard Rosendale's

SUMMER SOUP

The chef at the Greenbrier resort—who will represent the U.S.A. in the culinary contest the Bocuse d'Or—shares a dish that's 'incredibly refreshing on a hot day'

CHILLED HEIRLOOM TOMATO SOUP

Serves 6 to 8

2½ lbs. heirloom (or conventional)

tomatoes, peeled and cut into big pieces

1 clove garlic

6 leaves basil, plus extra for garnish

4 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. red wine vinegar

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1 pinch salt

2 pinches sugar

2 cucumbers, peeled

1 red watermelon

1 golden watermelon (if available)

1. Puree tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil and vinegar in a food processor. Put mixture in a pot and add chicken stock, salt and sugar. Heat soup until warm. Place pot in a large bowl filled with ice. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours.

2. Use a melon baller to scoop out cucumber and watermelon. Place in bowls. Add soup. Garnish with basil. Serve.

Tori Spelling's

OUTDOOR DECOR

The actress and entertaining expert shares tips on setting a stylish summer table

COOL GLASS

"It adds a pop of blue-like the sea," says Spelling of the plastic tumbler from a line sold at her L.A. store. Le Cadeaux Fleur Small Tumbler Glass, $6; inventori.com

NATURAL SETTING

"I love the texture of these place mats," she says. "You could also line the center of your table with them to create a driftwood runner." Driftwood Placemat, $38; seasideinspired.com

SUNNY SERVICE

"This tray adds a coastal look and is perfect for bite-size appetizers," she says. Stinson Rectangle Tray, $9.99; worldmarket.com for stores

TROPICAL TOUCH

"These napkin rings made of banana bark speak to the season you're celebrating," she says. "Very summery!" Banana Bark Napkin Ring, $4; westelm.com

Spelling is the host of Craft Wars, which airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on TLC

  • Contributors:
  • CONTRIBUTORS Liza Hamm,
  • Suzanne Zuckerman.