Firing up the grill is a rite of summer and an American tradition. Approximately 85 percent of American households grill at least once a month between May and September, and many grill year-round. Perfect to spark the interest of beginners or to get seasoned pros really fired up, this definitive cookbook features a collection of recipes and grilling tips that celebrate and enhance the distinct experience of charcoal cooking???real fire, real smoke, and great taste. It has great dishes for family barbecues, holiday cookouts, relaxing weekend picnics, and tailgating. Accessible and reader-friendly, it is filled with advice on everything from selecting the right charcoal grill to cooking the perfect steak, and covers grilling basics such as starting the fire, choosing cuts of meat, using the right amount of heat, and experimenting with different cooking methods.
Spiced up with charts, tips, and hints, the book also includes guidance on shopping for the perfect ingredients, caring for equipment, and grilling more efficiently for quick weeknight cookouts. Recipes include beef, chicken, seafood, pork, vegetables, and even desserts. Some surefire favorites require less than ten minutes of grilling time. With straightforward information, color photos, and recipes that are sure to become family favorites, this is the perfect book for every “backyard magician???s” collection.
Kingsford Charcoal has been a leading manufacturer of charcoal since the 1920s and is the bestselling charcoal brand in America today. More than 70 percent of charcoal users buy the Kingsford brand, and it is widely used in top restaurants and barbecue contests around the country. Rick Rodgers (East Orange, NJ) is the author of over 25 cookbooks, including the bestselling 101 series. He has been a coauthor, editor, or recipe tester for approximately two dozen additional cookbooks.