Spring means daffodils, asparagus, and a new crop of grilling cookbooks. Here are
three four books I’m looking forward to this year:
1. Where There’s Smoke by Barton Seaver
I heard good things about Mr. Seaver’s fish cookbook, For Cod and Country, but I never got around to checking it out. I like his focus on simple, sustainable cooking. Now he’s releasing a grilling cookbook. I’ve got to check it out.
2. Live Fire by Michael Chiarello
In my dreams, I’m a wine country griller. My patio looks out over rows of vines, all my ingredients come from local farms, and I drink wine from my neighbors with every dinner.
And, most importantly, the average high temperature in January is 57°F, so year round grilling doesn’t include shoveling snow.
Mr. Chiarello’s, as a chef who lives in Napa Valley, is living my dream.
3. Weber’s New Real Grilling by Jamie Purviance
Jamie is living my other dream - his job is to travel the world, promoting Weber grills, and writing their cookbooks. I just got my copy of this one, and it looks like Weber has yet another winner.
4. Barbecue Crossroads by Robb Walsh
Robb Walsh is my man in Texas. He's on a road trip in his new book, starting in Texas, and traveling the barbecue trail. I love his combination of history, culture, and cooking notes, and can't wait to see what he's found on his trip.
What do you think?
What grilling cookbooks are you looking forward to this year? Leave them in the comments, below.
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