5 Books | by Rob Hanson
Around the Fire
"One hundred innovative and exciting recipes for the backyard griller--inspired by the live-fire and asador cooking traditions of Latin America and the authors' popular restaurant, Ox, in Portland, Oregon. Food & Wine rising star chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quianonez Denton have earned rave reviews and legions of fans for the wonderfully creative, edgy, and surprisingly vegetarian-friendly wood-fired cooking at their acclaimed restaurant, Ox. Around the Fire translates their Argentine-by-way-of-Portland cooking into simple, flavorful, accessible recipes for the home cook. Grilling recipes are adapted for Weber grills and conventional barbecues, and feature unexpected, unfamiliar cuts of meat such as lamb shoulder, halibut tails, and bone-in fish steaks. An extensive section on grilled vegetable preparations--such as Grilled Artichoke with Espelette Mayo--will take summer barbecues to the next level, and chapters on starters, sides, and desserts are designed to perfectly accompany the grilled main dishes. The food is influenced by Argentine traditions but also showcases fresh, seasonal produce, and recipes for salads, ceviches, cocktails, and other grill accompaniments make this much more than a meat book. "--
The first book to apply the latest scientific research to barbecuing and grilling by the founder of the popular website amazingribs.com with 200 recipes"
How to Grill
Now Steven Raichlen's written the bible behind the Barbecue! Bible. A full-color, photograph-by-photograph, step-by-step technique book, "How to Grill" gets to the core of the grilling experience by showing and telling exactly how it's done. With more than 1,000 photographs and lively writing, here are over 100 techniques, from how to set up a three-tiered fire to how to grill a prime rib, a porterhouse, a pork tenderloin, or a chicken breast. There are techniques for smoking ribs, cooking the perfect burger, rotisserieing a whole chicken, barbecuing a fish; for grilling pizza, shellfish, vegetables, tofu, fruit, and s'mores. Bringing the techniques to life are over 100 all-new recipes -- Beef Ribs with Chinese Spices, Grilled Side of Salmon with Mustard Glaze, Prosciutto-Wrapped, Rosemary-Grilled Scallops -- and hundreds of inside tips.
Collects Argentine recipes that use fire as the primary cooking method, including savory corn pudding, skirt steak and fry bread, boneless porkchops with honey gremolata, and cast-iron-seared octopus with Murcia pimenton.
Taming the Flame
"Having grown up in a barbecue restaurant family, I bond immediately with anyone who has a master's touch at the grill and barbecue pit. Elizabeth Karmel is the genuine article, understanding (and able to clearly articulate) that delicate interplay between food and fire, flavor and finesse." —Rick Bayless, chef and owner of Frontera Grill/Topolobampo and host of Public Television's Mexico: One Plate at a Time "Elizabeth Karmel was born in North Carolina, weaned on pulled pork, and has spice and smoke in her bones. This authoritative, opinionated, and just plain mouth-watering book will tell you everything you need to know about barbecue from someone who's spent a lifetime walking the walk and talking the talk." —Steven Raichlen, author of How to Grill and BBQ USA and host of Barbecue University on PBS "Finally, the woman who has taught me everything I know about grilling has come out with her own book. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned grillmeister, Taming the Flame is the book for you." —Sara Moultonhost, Food Network's Sara's Secrets, and executive chef, Gourmet magazine "Just when you thought grilling could not get any more straightforward or delicious, Elizabeth Karmel shows you what you were missing: skillful techniques and remarkable flavors. Great grilling starts here!" —Chef Charlie Trotter, Chicago "Elizabeth Karmel is a breath of fresh air on the barbecue circuit. In Taming the Flame, she gives expert instruction and she tells all the barbecue secrets we boys tend to keep to ourselves." —Mike Mills four-time World Champion, Memphis in May BBQ competition