Nothing says summertime like grilling in the backyard. And for some barbeque enthusiasts who enjoy experimenting with food, even fruits and desserts, grilling is an art form! This month, in honor of National Grilling Month, why not grab your apron and become a master griller in your own backyard? Don’t worry; we can help!
For a novice, grilling can be intimidating. From preparing the grill to gauging proper cook times, there’s so much to consider. Fortunately, your library has plenty of resources to share that will appeal to all skill levels, beginner to expert. Here’s a sampling of the many books about grilling you can borrow. Why not check out a few, then impress your friends with some new recipes at your next barbeque?
Never grilled before or maybe it’s been awhile? We highly recommend these two books to get you started:
- Grilling & Barbecuing: Made Easy by Rick Rogers provides the standards that will have you mastering grilling in no time.
- Grilling for Dummies offers step-by-step information and grilling tips for creating delicious dishes.
Once you fine-tune your grilling, it’s time to experiment with recipes. You may want to check out these titles before sending out the invitations to you next outdoor gathering:
- Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen Grilling Cookbook: 225 sizzling recipes for every season features enough recipes to create a new daily dish every day during the summer. You’ll also find information for 20 online videos.
- The Big-Flavor Grill: no-marinade, no-hassle recipes for delicious steaks, chicken, ribs, chops, vegetables, shrimp, and fish by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby is another good one to consider. This book contains more than 100 recipes that are not only easy to create, but full of flavor. It’s a great choice if you have an upcoming BBQ and want to offer a variety of dishes that aren’t too complicated or time consuming.
- Weber's Big Book Of Burgers by Jamie Purviance is a good choice if you’re a master griller seeking creative ways to spice up the basic burger. The book features not just beef patties, but creative and tasty ways to incorporate a variety of meats and vegetables into burgers. Did you know simmering vegetables in soda produces amazing flavor? That’s just one of the tricks you’ll find in this book.
- Grilling Vegan Style: 125 fired-up recipes to turn every bite into a backyard BBQ by Amy Beadle Roth shows you that grilling isn’t just for meat burgers and hot-dogs. Plant-based diets can also join in the fun. Ever tried a grilled Portobello steak or salad on the grill? Yum! Both are mouth-watering delicious meals that anyone can enjoy, even if they’re not vegan.