Summer Preview: Get Grilling!

By Kat La Mantia | March 21 2023 | GeneralAllBlogAdults

Fast forward with us to a summer filled with fun and friendship. Memorial Day, July 4, and warm sunny days are the perfect excuse to throw a backyard shindig and fire up the grill! Take a peek at some of our top picks for outdoor entertaining this year. With tons of books from experienced smoke masters and grilling gurus, as well as titles on how to craft aesthetically delicious boards for sharing and how to mix refreshing cocktails, this list is a quick guide to throwing your ideal summer bash.

The BBQ Companion
50 recipe cards for grilling perfection
978-1-922754-37-0
Fire up the grill and get your tongs ready to start flipping this deck’s fifty delicious barbecue recipes.
$24.95 US
May 16, 2023
3-3/4 x 5-1/3
Other Formats
50 Pages
Smith Street Gift

Franklin Smoke
Wood. Fire. Food. [A Cookbook]
978-1-9848-6048-4
The ultimate guide to live-fire grilling and smoking at home, with recipes that will have you cooking up meat, vegetables, fish, and more like a true Texas fire wrangler—from the James Beard Award–winning team behind the New York Times bestseller Franklin Barbecue.
$35.00 US
May 09, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
224 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Guga
Breaking the Barbecue Rules
978-0-7440-6080-5
A bold new cookbook from the most adventurous BBQ guru on YouTube.
$32.00 US
Apr 25, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
224 Pages
DK

The Outdoor Cook
How to Cook Anything Outside Using Your Grill, Fire Pit, Flat-Top Grill, and More
978-1-954210-41-7
Your comprehensive guide to outdoor cooking with 150 recipes to make the whole meal outdoors, including snacks, sides, breads, and desserts
$29.99 US
Apr 04, 2023
7-7/8 x 9-5/8
Paperback
336 Pages
America's Test Kitchen

Fire + Wine
75 Smoke-Infused Recipes from the Grill with Perfect Wine Pairings
978-1-63217-451-2
A marriage between two unlikely characters—wood-fired food and well-chosen wines—brought you by the real-life marriage of a pitmaster and a sommelier. This cookbook brings smoky goodness from the grill and pairs it with wines from the Pacific Northwest.
$24.95 US
May 24, 2022
7-1/2 x 10
Paperback
240 Pages
Sasquatch Books

The Backyard BBQ Bible
100+ Recipes for Outdoor Grilling
978-1-922417-60-2
It’s time to fire-up the grill and cook some fire-licking good food. 
$29.95 US
May 10, 2022
8-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
192 Pages
Smith Street Books

Bludso's BBQ Cookbook
A Family Affair in Smoke and Soul
978-1-9848-5955-6
A deep look at family, community, and Texas BBQ through 90 recipes and stories from the famous pitmaster and restaurateur behind Bludso's BBQ.
$29.99 US
Apr 12, 2022
7-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
288 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Martha Stewart's Grilling
125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small: A Cookbook
978-1-5247-6337-4
With more than 100 recipes from the trusted editors at Martha Stewart Living, this indispensable guide to grilling has everything you need to create delicious, inviting meals for everyday dinners and backyard feasts.
$26.00 US
Mar 26, 2019
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Paperback
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Life of Fire
Mastering the Arts of Pit-Cooked Barbecue, the Grill, and the Smokehouse: A Cookbook
978-1-9848-2612-1
From one of the South's most acclaimed pitmasters comes the definitive guide to open-fire cooking, from grilling over wild, young flames, to low-and-slow barbecue over mature coals and cold smoking bacon and hams with dying embers. 
$35.00 US
Mar 15, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
320 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Pig
Cooking with a Passion for Pork
978-1-84899-036-4
Discover the secrets of cooking with pork to create amazing meals – from the charismatic former-owner of The English Pig restaurant, whose recipes reflect his dedication to showing you how to find your inner pig!
$27.95 US
Aug 31, 2021
7-2/5 x 9-3/5
Hardcover
224 Pages
Nourish

Rodney Scott's World of BBQ
Every Day Is a Good Day: A Cookbook
978-1-9848-2693-0
In the first cookbook by a Black pitmaster, James Beard Award-winning chef Rodney Scott celebrates an incredible culinary legacy through his life story, family traditions, and unmatched dedication to his craft.
$29.99 US
Mar 16, 2021
8 x 10
Hardcover
224 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Meat Illustrated
A Foolproof Guide to Understanding and Cooking with Cuts of All Kinds
978-1-948703-32-1
2021 IACP Award Winner in the General CategoryIncrease your meat counter confidence with this must-have companion for cooking beef, pork, lamb, and veal with more than 300 kitchen-tested recipes.
$45.00 US
Oct 27, 2020
9-1/16 x 10-5/8
Hardcover
432 Pages
Cook's Illustrated

The Complete Small Plates Cookbook
300+ Shareable Tapas, Meze, Bar Snacks, Dumplings, Salads, and More
978-1-954210-37-0
This complete guide to the wonderfully diverse world of small plates offers practical ways to make spreads that can be sumptuous or streamlined
$34.99 US
Feb 07, 2023
7-7/8 x 9-5/8
Paperback
432 Pages
America's Test Kitchen

The Cheese Board Deck
50 Cards for Styling Spreads, Savory and Sweet
978-0-593-23327-6
Elevate your next gathering with this beautiful, helpful card deck that offers 50 creative ideas for styling and presenting food platters for any occasion--no cooking skills required!
$20.00 US
Nov 02, 2021
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Cards
52 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Boards and Spreads
Shareable, Simple Arrangements for Every Meal
978-0-593-23624-6
Go beyond cheese with 65 recipes for delicious boards and epic spreads for dinner, appetizers, breakfast, snacks, and more.
$24.00 US
Aug 23, 2022
7 x 9
Hardcover
192 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Boards
Stylish Spreads for Casual Gatherings
978-1-954210-00-4
Fun, flexible, unique holiday spreads, weeknight meal boards…even drinks and dessert options!
$30.00 US
Apr 26, 2022
7-7/8 x 9-5/8
Hardcover
288 Pages
America's Test Kitchen

Around the Board
Boards, Platters, and Plates: Seasonal Cheese and Charcuterie for Year-Round Cel
978-0-7440-4570-3
Gather around the board to celebrate all of life’s occasions!
$24.99 US
Mar 29, 2022
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Hardcover
192 Pages
DK

Batch Cocktails
Make-Ahead Pitcher Drinks for Every Occasion
978-0-399-58253-0
A hip, accessible guide to batch cocktail-making for entertaining, with 65 recipes that can be made hours--or weeks!--ahead of time so that hosts and hostesses have one less thing to worry about as the doorbell rings.
$19.99 US
Mar 19, 2019
6-1/2 x 9
Hardcover
160 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Trejo's Cantina
Cocktails, Snacks & Amazing Non-Alcoholic Drinks from the Heart of Hollywood
978-0-593-23548-5
A cantina-style celebration of Mexican food and drink, entertaining, and Hollywood culture in 100 recipes for nachos, tacos, and Danger Dogs plus cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks from the legendary actor, restaurateur, and author of the acclaimed Trejo's Tacos
$28.00 US
Apr 18, 2023
7-7/16 x 9-3/4
Hardcover
224 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Trap Kitchen: The Art of Street Cocktails
(Cocktail Crafting, Street-Style Mixology, Creative Drink Blends, Home Bartender Recipes)
978-1-954220-52-2
Foreword by Roddy RicchThe Trap Kitchen franchise turns toward mixology with a comprehensive and creative guide to street cocktails, as this legendary culinary duo puts their spin on time-honored drinks on the go.Elevate your book collection: Premium Svepa black faux leather cover, featuring intricate sculpture embossing for an exquisite, high-quality appearance.
$29.99 US
May 16, 2023
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
128 Pages
Kingston Imperial

From Garden to Glass
80 Botanical Beverages Made from the Finest Fruits, Cordials, and Infusions
978-0-7893-4110-5
"Garden to glass" recipes for nutrient-packed non-alcoholic infusions and cordials based on fresh from the garden or farmstand fruits, berries, herbs, and spices used as restorative tonics or as the basis for healthy cocktails.
$9.98 US
Oct 12, 2021
6-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
176 Pages
Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books

Cocktail Botanica
60+ Drinks Inspired by Nature
978-1-922417-33-6
Create delicious botanical cocktails using flowers, fruit, and herbs.
$19.95 US
Sep 06, 2022
6-5/7 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
152 Pages
Smith Street Books

Classic Cocktails Done Well
Tried-and-True Recipes for the Home Bartender
978-0-593-43594-6
Perfect your home-bartending game and learn to mix 75 classic cocktails with ease and confidence.
$16.99 US
Nov 01, 2022
6 x 8
Hardcover
192 Pages
Zeitgeist

Mocktail Party
75 Plant-Based, Non-Alcoholic Mocktail Recipes for Every Occasion
978-1-950968-24-4
Swap your favorite cocktails with these plant-based mocktail alternatives!
$19.95 US
May 25, 2021
7-1/10 x 7-4/5
Hardcover
176 Pages
Blue Star Press

Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails
Mixed Drinks for the Golden Age of Agave [A Cocktail Recipe Book]
978-1-9848-5774-3
Indulge your thirst for new ways to drink tequila and mezcal with this collection of 60+ recipes for agave cocktails from New York Times spirits writer Robert Simonson.
$18.99 US
Apr 06, 2021
5-1/2 x 8
Hardcover
176 Pages
Ten Speed Press