Gone Grilling!

Cleveland Park LibraryStaff Picks

Gone Grilling!

BBQ, Sides, and Desserts

Craving good barbecue over the summer? The summer months are a great time to bring out the grill! Below are selection of titles for planning a barbecue cookout.  Copies are available to check out from the library system.

Weber's New Real Grilling by Jamie Purviance
Whether you're an amateur or an experienced grill master, this book has a wide selection of recipes for grilling red meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and more. Find out how to use a wok, a pizza stone, a rotisserie, and do braising on your grill. You'll also get tips about making the most of your outdoor grilling. Full color illustrations and photos accompany the text.

Virgil's Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook by Neal Corman
Prefer southern style barbecue? Take a culinary tour of the best known barbecue spots in the country. There's a selection of starters and sides, drinks, and desserts for a good barbecue meal. You can taste it all without leaving home!  For a special occasions, check out the suggested menus.

Meathead by Meathead Goldwyn
If you're an expert at barbecue or want to improve your skills, this book has more than recipes. The author, who is a former contributor to "The Washington Post" Food section, provides an informative read about barbecue and busts popular myths from his extensive knowledge of the craft. Full color illustrations and photographs accompany the text. Of interest, there's a recipe for making your own mumbo sauce!

Dishing Up Maryland by Lucie L. Snodgrass
You've got your main barbecue dishes and need ideas for sides. Add some local flavor to your table!  In this book, check out recipes of delicious dishes across Maryland, ranging from the Chesapeake Bay to the Alleghenies. Dishes include fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafood. The book is divided by season so you can pick which dishes appeal best to you.
For a taste of Virginia, check out The Best of Virginia Farms Cookbook and Tour Book by Cici Williamson.

Bakeless Sweets by Faith Durand
Finish off your barbecue meal with desserts. Recipes include puddings and custards, fruit jellies, whipped cream desserts, and more. The best part: no oven needed! If you have special dietary needs, the book provides recipes without gluten, eggs, and dairy.

Finally, for your reading pleasure: what it does take to craft a classic barbecue? Find out in The One True Barbecue by Rien Fertel.