Grilling, barbeque, smoking or an old fashioned cookout – the season has finally arrived and with it, an excuse to be outside and support your local farmers at the same time. Whichever ingredients or method you use, we have the resources to help you with basic instruction, seasoning, marinating or attempting a new technique:
The BBQ and Campfire Recipe Book by Luke Cox – “This volume contains a selection of recipes for barbecue and campfire food. The recipes range from old favourites to the more adventurous, and are accompanied by practical hints on cooking outdoors.”
Ribs, Chops, Steaks & Wings by Ray Lampe & Leigh Beisch – “Here is a lip-smackin' love song to everyone's favorite cuts of meat with more than 40 easy-to-prepare recipes. This cookbook covers it all: ribs that are fall-off-the-bone tender, juicy chops, steaks (from porterhouse to skirt to filet mignon and more), and wings - sweet, spicy, tangy, and everything in between! Dr. BBQ walks the reader through the basics of how to light a grill and what tools are most handy when dealing with meat. No grill? No problem! An indoor broiler or grill pan will get great results too. With recipes for rubs, sauces and salsas to season each beautifully charred rib, chop, steak, or wing, this irresistible cookbook will have grill-masters everywhere living in hog heaven.”
Grilling Vegan Style by John Schlimm – “Nothing says summer more than a feast hot off the barbecue. Grilling Vegan Style serves up backyard cooking and entertaining like never before. Running the gamut from plant-based appetizers, salads, sides, kabobs, and burgers to main dishes, desserts, and, of course, cocktails, John Schlimm also demonstrates the art of grilling faux meats, with key info on everything you need for proper heat and the best taste. With color photographs throughout, this cookbook ensures that the magic of a summer barbecue or a night around the campfire can ignite your taste buds all year long.”
BBQ&A with Myron Mixon – “Have you ever wondered if you can make good barbecue without a smoker, pit, or grill? If you need to use a rub or marinade? Not sure what a brisket is, whether you need to trim it, and if so, how? In BBQ&A with Myron Mixon, bestselling author and TV personality Myron Mixon answers the questions most frequently asked of him during his many live cooking demos, TV appearances, and private cooking classes. Myron's lively, informative answers are paired with practical visuals and cover techniques and methods, flavors and preparations, recipes and formulas--all collected in one place for the first time by the winningest man in barbecue.” .
Prefer to takeout your BBQ, but enjoy the summer theme? Try these reads about BBQ:
Bitsy’s Bait & BBQ by Pamela Morsi – “I just bought us a B & B on eBay!" While Emma Collins wonders who in their right mind would use her hard-won divorce settlement to purchase a bed-and-breakfast down in the Ozarks, her free-spirited sister Katy fantasizes dreamily about how this move to a small town will be just the thing for her six-year-old son, Josh. And, as usual, Emma is right. But it is not until they drive to Warbler Lake, Missouri, to take over Bitsy's B & B that they realize just how right she's been. In this part of the country, B & B stands for Bait and BBQ! The girls know little enough about running a bed-and-breakfast, but a bait-and-BBQ? With their money and futures sunk into a run-down, roadside rattletrap, the girls have no choice but to roll up their sleeves and get to work. But as they settle in and get to know the difference between fatheads, night crawlers, mealworms and shiners, no one is more surprised than they are when they actually get the place up and running. But trouble is brewing. Katy's ex-husband is having second thoughts about the custody arrangements for Josh, and he fully intends to get him back. With the prospect of losing the little boy, the sisters face another challenge, only this time it's Katy who proves that she, too, can solve a problem.”
Rubbed Out by Riley Adams – “Even Lulu Taylor—proprietress of Aunt Pat's Barbeque Restaurant in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee—needs to get out of the kitchen now and then. But at the Rock and Ribs festival, she finds more than a taste of trouble... Reuben Shaw rubs a lot of people the wrong way—including Lulu's best friend, Cherry, who has the misfortune of being in the booth next to his at the festival. The pigheaded pit master thinks he's a shoo-in to win the barbeque competition, but he spends more time stirring up trouble than seasoning his spare ribs. Hours after she gets into a quarrel with him, Cherry finds Shaw dead with a butcher knife in his chest. Now it's her turn to get grilled—by the police. Lulu sets out to clear her friend's name and finds Shaw had more secrets than his BBQ recipe. She'll need to act fast, because the real killer will spare no one...including Lulu. Includes recipes!”
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