BBQ recipes

The Big Max

The Big Max

The Big Max, Max’s Picnic Book: An ode to the art of picnicking, from the authors of Max’ Sandwich Book by Max Halley & Ben Benton. Photography by Louise Hagger.

Max's Picnic BookIrreverent, eccentric, Max’s Picnic Book is the follow up the Sunday Times Bestseller, Max’s Sandwich Book. Both an ode to the art of eating outdoors, and an entertaining, frivolous reinvention of it, Max and Ben will first redefine what the picnic is, and celebrate its true potential, before creating 16 themed menus.

Including ingenious hacks—think flavored salts for dipping eggs and soft-serve with a shot of espresso—as well as twists on familiar favorites, this book about how and why we should picnic. Interpreting the ways in which we can eat outdoors through the eyes of their picnicking heroes, such as Hunter S. Thompson, Mary Berry, and Snoop Dogg, the reader will be left with a broadened perception of what a picnic truly is.

Max’s Picnic Book: An ode to the art of picnicking, from the authors of Max’ Sandwich Book is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Lemongrass Beef Skewers

Lemongrass Beef Skewers

Lemongrass Beef Skewers, Foolproof BBQ: 60 Simple Recipes to Make the Most of Your Barbecue by Genevieve Taylor. Photography by Jason Ingram.

Foolproof BBQEveryone loves to get the barbecue out on a sunny day—but how often do you end up with blackened steak, raw chicken, or collapsing veggie kebabs? Never fear—Genevieve Taylor, BBQ and live-fire expert and cook is here to solve all your barbecue problems with 60 foolproof recipes to make your summer party a sizzling success!

With clear, simple instructions on how to set up your barbecue for failsafe cooking, what fuel to use, and how to prepare your food, Foolproof BBQ makes outdoor cooking a breeze. Genevieve offers up 60 recipes for meat, poultry, fish, vegetables and even sweet puds for the barbie. With a photo for every recipe and step-by-step explanations, even a barbecue novice can make a feast to remember.

Foolproof BBQ: 60 Simple Recipes to Make the Most of Your Barbecue is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Fragrant Sichuan Short Ribs

Fagrant Sichuan Short Ribs

Fragrant Sichuan Short Ribs, Cooking on the Big Green Egg: Everything you need to know from set-up to cooking techniques, with 70 recipes by James Whetlor. Photography by Sam Folan.

Cooking on the Big Green EggBig Green Egg has a cult following amongst BBQ experts due to its high-performance cooking at a range of temperatures and NASA specification ceramics. As more and more enthusiasts realize what a versatile and practical bit of cooking kit the EGG is, experts and amateurs alike are looking for recipes to test out their skills and maximize the EGG’s capabilities.

Cooking on the Big Green Egg showcases this vital piece of outdoor cooking equipment and offers instructions and recipes for everything you’d ever want to cook in it. Award-winning author of Goat, James Whetlor, guides the reader through the basics of using your Big Green Egg, with a full explanation of how it works and how to get the best out of it, whether you’re cooking on the grill or plancha, oven roasting, smoking, baking, cooking “dirty” directly on the coals, or taking it low and slow.

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Chicken Shish Kebabs

Chicken Shish Kebabs

Chicken Shish Kebabs, Sumac: Recipes and Stories from Syria by Anas Atassi. Photography by Jeroen van der Spek.

Sumac: Recipes and Stories from Syria

The Syrian kitchen, shaped by influences from neighbouring countries, has deep historical roots and evolved to perfection over thousands of years.

Sumac is filled with traditional and contemporary Syrian recipes that were inspired by personal stories. The gorgeous photography illustrates how beautiful this country was and still is, and family photographs add depth to the author’s history. Each chapter is filled with the author’s memories of family celebrations and the country that inspired the book. He tells stories of traditional weekend breakfasts in his grandmother’s garden and of the mezze his mother cooked for family gatherings. There are memories of the rich aromatic flavours of the Syrian kitchen where fragrant spices like the lemony and deep red sumac are prized ingredients.

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Grilled Vegetable Paella

 

How to Grill Vegetables by Steven RaichlenCelebrating all the ways to grill green, this mouthwatering, groundbreaking cookbook from “America’s master griller” (Esquire) shows how to bring live fire or wood smoke to every imaginable vegetable.

How to fire-blister tomatoes, cedar-plank eggplant, hay-smoke lettuce, spit-roast brussels sprouts on the stalk, grill corn five ways—even cook whole onions caveman-style in the embers. And how to put it all together through 115 inspired recipes.

Plus chapters on grilling breads, pizza, eggs, cheese, desserts and more. PS: While vegetables shine in every dish, this is not a strictly vegetarian cookbook—yes, there will be bacon.

How to Grill Vegetables: The New Bible for Barbecuing Vegetables over Live Fire is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca (more…)

Pasta with pesto

Pasta with pesto

Pasta with pesto, Road Trip Cooking: The Best Recipes for Your Campfire, Stove or Barbecue by Arno & Mireille van Elst. Photography by Liesbeth Disbergen, Simone van Rees and Mireille van Elst.

Road Trip Cooking: The Best Recipes for Your Campfire, Stove or Barbecue by Arno & Mireille van Elst.

Road trips are the ultimate freedom: long roads, beautiful vistas, good conversations and singing along with the radio.

And when you choose to stop somewhere out in nature, you’ll want something tasty and nutritious to cook on your camping stove, campfire or portable barbecue. In Road Trip Cooking, Arno and Mireille of the Holy Kauw Company in the Netherlands take you along in their campervan. Their motto is simple: cooking and eating well is possible anytime, anywhere.

All recipes in this cookbook are simple to prepare and don’t require a well-equipped kitchen or well-stocked supermarket nearby. From the ultimate hangover breakfast and salad in a jar to campfire nachos and ‘apple pie to go’, these recipes make the most of classic and comfort-food dishes from around the world. Yet they only require some wood blocks, a few ingredients and a box of matches to prepare.

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Blood orange upside-down cake

Blood orange upside-down cake

Blood orange upside-down cake, Finding Fire: Cooking at its most elemental by Lennox Hastie. Photography by Nikki To.

Finding Fire: Cooking at its most elemental 

Finding Fire is a book about cooking with fire. Now with a new cover, it tells the story of how the UK-trained chef Lennox Hastie learnt the language of fire and the art of harnessing it. The book presents more than 80 recipes that celebrate the instinctive, focused cooking of ingredients at their simple best using one of the oldest, most fundamental cooking tools.

In Finding Fire, Lennox explains the techniques behind creating a quality fire, and encourages readers to see wood as an essential seasoning that can be varied according to how it interacts with different ingredients. Recipes are divided by food type: seafood, vegetables, meat (including his acclaimed steak), fruit, dairy, wheat and bases.

Alongside his recipes, Lennox tells of his journey from Michelin-star restaurants in the UK, France and Spain to Victor Arguinzoniz’s Asador Etxebarri in the Basque mountains and, ultimately, to Australia to open his own restaurant, Firedoor. The result, is an uncompromising historical, cultural and culinary account of what it means to cook with fire.

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Shrimp and Lime Kebabs

Shrimp and Lime Kebabs

Shrimp and Lime Kebabs, The Campfire Cookbook by Viola Lex and Nico Stanitzok. Photography copyright © Brigitte Sporrer/DK Verlag.

Shrimp and Lime Kebabs

Rustle up your choice of sweet and savoury dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Alongside traditional campfire favourites such as bbq chicken, corn on the cob, and kebabs, you’ll find recipes for stuffed flatbreads, gnocchi, and even apricot cakes in a jar. With step-by-step instructions and evocative photography, the recipes are easy to follow.

Each recipe has a symbol that tells you the best way to cook it, be it an open fire, grill, or camping stove. As well as outdoor cooking hacks and clever tips, you’ll find checklists of camping essentials, ideas for using local produce, and basic recipes for camping must-haves such as bbq sauce and ketchup, plus new favourites like dukkah.

Outdoor cooking can be magical, so break out of the kitchen, light your fire, and enjoy delicious recipes from The Campfire Cookbook—the perfect culinary companion for any camping trip or outdoor cooking.

The Campfire Cookbook: 80 Imaginative Recipes for Cooking Outdoors is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca (more…)

Classic Beef Burgers

Classic Beef Burgers

Classic Beef Burgers, The Complete Summer Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen.

A hot day and hanging over your stove were never meant to be. When fresh produce beckons but you haven’t much energy to respond, these recipes help you settle into a more relaxed kind of cooking designed to keep you and your kitchen cool.

Untether yourself from the oven with make-ahead meals best served cold (or at room temp), like Poached Salmon with Cucumber and Tomato Salad and Tzatziki. Fix-and-forget recipes like North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork made in the electric pressure cooker won’t steam up the kitchen.

Equally easy are dinner salads; we’ve got enough to keep them interesting and varied, from Shrimp and White Bean Salad with Garlic Toasts to Grilled Caesar Salad. Barely more effort is fresh summer recipes requiring the briefest stint in a pan, such as Beet and Carrot Noodle Salad with Chicken or Braised Striped Bass with Zucchini and Tomatoes.

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Grilled Sausage Subs with Bell Peppers and Onions

Grilled Sausage Subs with Bell Peppers and Onions, Cook’s Country Big Flavors from Italian America.

Cook's Country Big Flavors from Italian America

Travel with Cook’s Country and savour the homey comforts of Little Italy, an array of neighbourhoods throughout the nation where Italian immigrants set down roots, and from those roots produced some of the best eating you’ll find anywhere. To fill our Italian-American table, we tested, tasted, and adapted our way through countless takes on beloved fare to discover what makes each a knockout, from meaty lasagna to eggplant Parmesan.

Along the way, we scoured the country to uncover less common (but no less delicious) dishes like Chicago’s Chicken Scarpariello and Brooklyn’s Prosciutto Bread, even coaxing some heirloom recipes from the families behind their landmark restaurants.

Italian-American cooking sparks fierce passions. Cooks may never agree on whether the best style of pizza comes from New York, Detroit, or St. Louis (you’ll find recipes for all three kinds in these pages). But we hope you’ll all find a place on your table for our drop meatballs, which stay tender without falling apart, our ricotta gnocchi (finally, a foolproof method), and a make-ahead tiramisu that rivals any restaurant’s.

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