Cookbook section tantalizing—May 7, 2010
One of the areas of the library that I love is the cookbook section. I can sit and look through a cookbook all day, finding inspiration for new ingredients or techniques. This time of year I break out the cookbooks for grilling and outdoor cooking. So many of us love the taste of grilled hamburgers and hotdogs but have you ever had grilled pizza or grilled pineapple? At the library you can check out several different cookbooks that have recipes that are more than just hamburgers and hotdogs.
One cookbook that has just about everything you can think of from starters to desserts is “Weber’s Art of the Grill”. Some of the recipes you can choose from are Prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, Prime rib with Texas dry rub, Garlic-roasted potatoes on rosemary skewers and for dessert, Grilled peaches with fresh cherry sauce.
Another good grilling book is “Omaha Steaks Let’s Grill”. You can grill some corn for a wonderful Grilled Sweet Corn Soup, a whole red snapper or some finger bananas for a decadent desert.
In the front of the “Cooking Class Grilling Cookbook” is a section called class notes. This section talks about choosing a grill, building a fire, cooking methods, using dry rubs, tools, accessories and more. This book has colorful pictures and easy to follow directions. It is a must-have this grilling season.
Are you looking for dry rub or a new barbecue sauce recipe? Well the “Barbecuing Grilling & Smoking cookbook is just for you. This cookbook also has step-by-step instructions on how to cut up a whole chicken, how to build a campfire for cooking and basic brine recipes.
For those of you with a sweet tooth that don’t think you can grill a sweet desert, check out the “Betty Crocker’s Great Grilling” cookbook. It has recipes for Summer cobbler, Peanut butter-banana rolls and Crunchy peach upside-down cake. Also listed in the back of the book are some international flavor twists. You can create dry rubs or marinades from the Caribbean, North Africa, Provencal or Thai; these flavors will send your taste buds into orbit!
Now that I’ve hopefully whetted your appetite, come check out a grilling cookbook, fire up the grill this weekend and enjoy some good food and time with family and friends.