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It’s Grilling Season!

Barbecue season is here!  Can you smell the smoke, hear the sizzle of the grill, and taste the flavor of the food in your mouth?  This week’s #FridayReads feature grilling books:

The Big Book of Barbecue Sides by Rick Browne

When we think of cookouts and picnics, we often think of brats, hot dogs, steaks, and chicken, but what about all the delicious accompaniments that go with the main course?  Well, Rick Browne’s The Big Book of Barbecue Sides features 130 classic and contemporary recipes that are sure to compliment your next barbecue.  Featuring starters, sides, and desserts, Browne highlights salads, breads, pastas, vegetables, rice, beans, salsas, potatoes, and fruits in well-organized chapters.  For example, Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad provides to be a palate-cleansing appetizer whereas the Savory Onion Pudding offers a flavorful and textured side to most meals.  From reliable standards to the newest side dishes, The Big Book of Barbecue Sides will help you determine your next winning combination.     

Kingsford Complete Grilling Cookbook by Rick Rodgers

Grilling is an all-American tradition that includes barbecues, weeknight suppers, holiday cookouts, weekend picnics, and, of course, tailgating.  Kingsford Charcoal is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of briquettes, and in this handsome, complimentary cookbook, award-winning cooking instructor Rick Rodgers illustrates best methods for cooking with charcoal.  With over 125 mouthwatering recipes, including Roasted Garlic Aioli with Summer Vegetables, Tuscan T-Bone Steaks with Garlic Spinach, Beer-Can Chicken, and Blueberry Buckle, Rodgers offers an array of appetizers, snacks, main dishes, and desserts for everyone to enjoy.  Plus, with color photos, charts, tips, and hints, Kingsford Complete Grilling Cookbook provides expertise for beginners to seasoned pros.     

Weber’s Way to Grill: The Step-By-Step Guide to Expert Grilling by Jamie Purviance

If you don’t know how to grill or are looking to improve your barbecuing technique, Weber’s Way to Grill is your complete guide to cookouts.  This comprehensive book is like an outdoor cooking master class that starts with equipment basics, includes step-by-step instruction for delicious meals, and wraps up with a resource guide that features rubs, marinades, and sauces.  Grilling expert Jamie Puviance features 160 mouth-watering recipes including Barbecued Meatloaf, Smoked Beer Can Chicken, and Salmon with Nectarine Salsa as well as over one thousand color photographs of inspiration.  Whether you have a gas or charcoal grill, Weber’s Way to Grill will help you attain a new level of grilling success.



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