Charcoal, gas, open pit: the 4th of July is almost upon us, and my mind has turned to grilling. Perhaps yours has too. Whether you’re a novice with your first grill or an expert looking to try a new ingredient or technique, here are some cookbooks to get your creative juices flowing.
The Big-flavor Grill by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby
Avoiding intricate preparations and fancy equipment, this book teaches you to grill basic ingredients (meat and vegetables) and then combine them with flavorful accompaniments. Celebrate your new skills with a drink from the beverage chapter.
Weber’s Greatest Hits by Jamie Purviance
Distilling 2,500 Weber recipes down to 125 of the best, this is a dependable collection of everyday and classic grilling recipes.
Feeding the Fire by Joe Carroll
In 20 simple lessons and 75+ recipes, Carroll covers indoor and outdoor grilling; brining, salting, and marinating; plus sides and alcohol pairings. Library Journal called it “a master class in minimal and well-prepared barbecue.”
Grilling Vegan Style by John Schlimm
Claim your corner of the grill, vegans and vegetarians: this book will walk you through preparing tofu, tempeh, seitan, fruits and vegetable to go on the grill.
Red, White, and ‘que by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig
With a focus equally on produce as well as proteins, check this out if you’re looking to honor seasonal ingredients, or if you just want to try more inventive techniques such as ember roasting and flavored wood smoke. By the authors of The Gardener & the Grill.
Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction by Bobby Flay
From equipment recommendations, to accessible recipes, to entertaining tips, Food Network star Bobby Flay has your backyard barbecue covered.
Everyday Barbecue by Myron Mixon
Perhaps you don’t want to spend the entire weekend preparing your grill. In that case, enjoy these recipes for everyday barbecue – the kind you could make on a weeknight.
Grilled Pizza the Right Way by John Delpha
Learn to cook pizza on either a charcoal or gas grill with step-by-step photographs that take you through making the crust, toppings, and grilling techniques.
Smoke: New Firewood Cooking by Tim Byres
Perhaps you would like to cook over a fire pit? Or maybe you just want to use smoke to flavor your foods. Tim Byres shows you how in this James Beard Award-winning cookbook.
~ posted by Andrea G.