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Barbecued Lobster

Barbecued Lobster

Barbecued Lobster, The Seafood Shack: Food & Tales from Ullapool by Kirsty Scobie and Fenella Renwick. Photography by Clair Irwin.

The Seafood Shack: Food & Tales from Ullapool by Kirsty Scobie

Welcome to The Seafood Shack, a tiny catering trailer in Ullapool on the west coast of Scotland. It’s here that Kirsty Scobie and Fenella Renwick take whatever their fishermen friends bring them each day and serve it up for a crowd of locals and tourists. Join them and discover how easy it is to cook mouthwatering seafood with over 80 down-to-earth recipes, plus essential tips on how to prepare, dissect, fillet, and cook white fish, smoked, and shellfish.

Whether it’s their signature haddock wrap for a mid-week dinner or their garlic & thyme langoustines for a weekend part treat, this is food that is simple and quick, but more importantly fresh, delicious to eat, and an absolute joy to cook.

The Seafood Shack: Food & Tales from Ullapool is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.


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Chili-Lime Shrimp

Food by Fire: Grilling and BBQ with Derek Wolf of Over the Fire Cooking by Derek Wolf.

Chili-Lime Shrimp, Food by Fire: Grilling and BBQ by Derek Wolf. Photography by Jack Sorokin.

Food by Fire: Grilling and BBQ by Derek Wolf.

Master the art of starting cooking fires and learn about the best fuel sources. Then tackle a variety of recipes using direct heat and indirect heat, mastering skillets, skewers, and more along the way.

Derek Wolf has been researching global fire-cooking techniques for the better part of a decade, traveling around the world to learn about dishes like lamb al asador and brick-pressed chicken. He shares it all in this book. If you’re looking to try cooking on the coals with herb butter oysters or picanha like a Brazilian steakhouse, you’ve come to the right place. Recipes include:

  • Herb Brush Basted Bone-In Ribeye
  • Leaning Salmon Plank with Lemon Dill Sauce
  • Al Pastor Skewered Tacos
  • Coal Roasted Lobster Tails
  • Dirty Chipotle NY Strips
  • Chili-Lime Shrimp
  • Spicy Rotisserie Beef Ribs
  • Salt-Baked Red Snapper
  • Charred and Glazed Pineapple

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Charred Salmon BLT

Charred Salmon BLT

Charred Salmon BLT, BBQ Revolution: Innovative Barbecue Recipes from an All-Star Pitmaster by Mitch Benjamin. Photography by Isaac Alongi.

BBQ Revolution: Innovative Barbecue Recipes from an All-Star Pitmaster by Mitch Benjamin.

Mitch Benjamin has helped open BBQ restaurants in Paris, served his smoked meat to baseball legends at Yankee Stadium, and taken home some serious hardware from just about every major BBQ competition.

In this book, he throws open the doors to his kitchen (or as he calls it, his “Mitchen”) and takes BBQ on a wild ride! The book starts with his behind the scenes look at competition BBQ and smoking, then winds its way through chapters both classic and creative:

Learn the ins and outs of competition BBQ, including some of Mitch’s award-winning recipes for sauces, rubs, and meats from brisket and burnt ends to short ribs and pork butt.

Take a trip behind the scenes of Kansas City’s Char Bar, with some of their most popular recipes like their burnt heaven and smoked chicken nuggets. Mitch even breaks out the smoking gun for some smoked cocktails!

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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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