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'Tis the Season for Summertime Cooking
Posted about 1 year ago by April SPosted in Catalog Tips, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks and Resources | Tagged with barbecue, BBQ, cookbooks, cooking, cookout, grilling, picnic and summer
Summertime and cookouts go hand in hand and most people have plans to either throw a barbecue or attend one at some point during the summer months. Whether it’s barbecue or grilling, one thing’s for sure, it’s truly an American pastime. Technically, what most of us think of as barbecue is actually grilling, that’s if you’re a die hard barbecue fan. The art of barbecue usually refers to cooking meat at a very low temperature for a long period of time, which also involves basting and/or smoking of some kind. The term barbecue can also refer to a gathering of friends and family to celebrate good food, good times and companionship. Who doesn’t love a good barbecue get-together in the summertime?
Get cooking with these great resources available at your local library ...
|For succulent results every time, nothing is more crucial than understanding the science behind the interaction of food, fire, heat, and smoke. This is the definitive guide to the concepts, methods, equipment, and accessories of barbecue and grilling. The founder and editor of the world's most popular BBQ and grilling website, AmazingRibs.com, Meathead applies the latest research to backyard cooking more than 100 thoroughly tested recipes.|
"Readers will be delighted to learn that a man who willingly calls himself Meathead can still be trusted with a collection that has science in the subtitle. Goldwyn, whose day job is running the website AmazingRibs.com, explores the complexity of heat, meat, and smoke in the first half of his book, with a sense of humor sharper than his nickname suggests and a stack of scientific research provided by physicist Greg Blonder. Then he offers more than 100 recipes to take to the grill...[an] excellent guidebook." ~ Publishers Weekly
|"To define American barbecue as 'ribs and roasts cooked low and slow in the Southern style' doesn’t do it justice. Traditional barbecue, in all its delicious glory, is a foundation - an idea to be built upon. And all across the country, home grillers and restaurant chefs alike are doing just that. In this big melting-pot of a nation, we all bring something different to the table - flavors, spices, perspectives - and each time we do, the meaning of barbecue changes a little. Through stories and essays, hundreds of photos, crystal-clear techniques, and 100 exceptional and fool-proof recipes, Weber’s New American Barbecue™ celebrates what’s happening at the grill today. From chefs creating new classics to everyday backyard heroes melding flavors to pitmasters setting new standards of excellence at competitions, this book explores the delicious evolution of our true American pastime - barbecue." ~ Amazon|
|"From the décor, to the entertainment, on down to the recipes themselves, Handmade Gatherings presents inspired suggestions for thoughtful, flavorful, festive communal dining. Here you'll find sixteen parties built around the rhythm of the seasons. Frosty winter fetes, lush springtime soirees, sultry summer get-togethers, and crisp autumn affairs--it's all here. Food, décor, crafts, and more are part of each event, all collectively assembled and executed. Throw memorable gatherings with your loved ones, enjoy the food, connect with your community, and get caught up in the splendor of it all." ~ Amazon|
But wait, there's more ... the library has many more great resources to help you plan your grilling adventure this summer and beyond.
Looking for even more ways to expand your outdoor cooking skills?
Try using the following subject terms or keywords when searching the library catalog:
- Outdoor Cooking
- Seasonal Cooking
- Tailgate Parties