Great Summer Cookin’: Cookbooks Especially for Summer

Our cooking section here at The Book Table is full of delicious cookbooks for every occasion. In honor of barbecue, camping, a good old-fashioned cook-out season, we have decided to highlight a few of our favorite cookbooks written especially for summertime!

America’s Best BBQ: Homestyle by Ardie A. Davis and Chef Paul Kirk

bbqIt began with a simple question: What do championship barbecuers love to cook when they’re not bound by competition rules? Veteran contest judge Ardie Davis and world-champion pitmaster Paul Kirk were just the guys to ask it. They called all their award-winning barbecue buddies and told them to toss out the rulebooks and send in their no-holds-barred backyard barbecue recipes. And, boy, did they deliver!

More than just a cookbook, America’s Best BBQ: Homestyle is an inspirational playbook, with tips and advice on everything from meal prep to gadgets, some basics to get you started, a few tales from the picnic table, and a full-color feast of photos of the dishes and pitmasters who make them. So pull up a lawn chair,grab a plate, and get ready to sample some out-of-this-world outdoor cooking.

Better Homes and Gardens Fresh Grilling

Celebrate the fresh flavors of summer and the joys of outdoor grilling in a way that is light, healthy, and delicious. Better Homes and Gardens® Fresh Grilling presents 200 recipes and 100 photos in which vegetables and fruit shine—as crunchy toppings for burgers; bright sauces and marinades for meat, chicken, and fish; heaping platters of grilled veggies; grilled salads and sides; pizzas; and luscious fruit desserts. If you yearn to cook with peak-of-the-season produce—tomatoes, corn, strawberries, and peaches—as often as possible, you’ll find inspiration in recipes like Warm Salad with Lamb Chops and Mediterranean Dressing, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Grilled Tuna and Cannellini Beans, and Grilled Vegetable Tostadas

S’mores: Gourmet Treats for Every Occasion by Lisa Adams

1833356S’mores takes the classic campfire treat to an unbelievably yummy new level! Lisa Adams has set out to create recipes for s’mores that really live up to their name and leaving everyone clamoring for “some more!” S’mores shares dozens of delightful recipes that use fruits, chocolates of every variety, sauces, breads, cookies and more to embellish the classic s’more and add variety, creativity, and fun to the fire.

Delicious new takes on the classic campfire dessert


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