Barbecue weather!


As we leave June behind and enter Cache Valley’s true “barbecue weather” in July, we’d like to offer up some suggestions for how best to take advantage of this gorgeous summer!

All Fired Up: Smokin’ Hot BBQ Secrets from the South’s Best Pitmasters

In the South, barbecue is king. Barbecue grills are ubiquitous fixtures in backyards across the region, and every Southerner looks forward to the “firing-up” season. This book is a follow up to the best-selling Big Book of BBQ and is filled with expert techniques and know-how enables every cook to start grilling like an award-winning pit master in his own backyard.

As a professional pit master, Troy Black has traveled the country competing in- and often willing– professional barbecue contests and teaching the art and techniques of low and slow smoking. With full-color “how to grill” photos, this book shares Troy’s secrets that are guaranteed to elevate basic backyard fare to gourmet grill status. Whether you prefer charcoal grilling or gas grilling, this book has it all.

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction

The man who got America fired up about grilling now extends his serious outdoor skills to low and slow barbecue and the intoxicating flavors of wood smoke.

You’ve always known the best grilling recipes come from chef-restaurateur and Food Network star Bobby Flay. Now, just as on his Emmy award-winning show of the same name, Bobby turns his attention to true barbecue in Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction. With this book you get the best of both worlds and can decide whether to barbecue Tuscan Rosemary Smoked Whole Chickens or quickly grill some Pimiento Cheese-Bacon Burgers, depending upon your craving.
Here is everything you need for a great backyard bash: pitchers of cold drinks, such as Sparkling Bourbon Lemonade, and platters of starters to share, like Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro-Mint Chutney, and inventive sides, including New Potato-Corn Chowder Salad.
You’ll also find tons of helpful information on the pros and cons of different cookers, fuels, woods, and grilling gear; how to light and tend a fire; how to tell when your steaks are done; as well as Bobby’s top ten tips for the perfect cookout. With 150 recipes and 100 color photographs, Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction is the new outdoor cooking manifesto for fellow worshippers of smoke, fire, and good times.

Championship BBQ Secrets for Real Smoked Food by Karen Putnam & Judith Fertig

Hundreds of recipes and 16 new pages of photos including step-by-step how-to.

Slow-smoked foods, or real North American barbecue, are foods cooked low and slow next to a fire, and flavored with wood smoke. The results are sublime — succulent, finger-lickin’ ribs, brisket, salmon and more.

Here is the art of slow-smoking in a comprehensive cookbook that will appeal to both novice and experienced outdoor chefs. The revision now includes all new information on competitions that take place throughout North America, plus even more information on creating the perfect balance of flavor blending. The 300+ carefully selected recipes are organized by main ingredient to provide easy access and offer inspiration for the ultimate in smoked foods. The recipes reflect the rich diversity of smoked foods and explain how to smoke everything from ribs and brisket to cheeses and fruit. Some of the tantalizing smoked foods are Stuffed Smoked Tomatoes, Cold-Smoked Fruit Salsa, Apple-Smoked Salmon with Green Grape Sauce and Smoked Flank Steak with Beefy Barbecue Mop.

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