Book Review * The Backyard Fire cookbook

It’s Cookbook time :

The Backyard Fire Cookbook

Get Outside and Master Ember Roasting, Charcoal Grilling, Cast-Iron Cooking, and Live-Fire Feasting

by Linda Ly

Quarto Publishing Group – Harvard Common Press

Ditch the gas grill and light your fire with this comprehensive guide from the author of The New Camp CookbookThe Backyard Fire Cookbook offers techniques and recipes to master cooking with live fire and coals, including planking, cast iron, foil packets, and more.

There’s no denying the thrill of cooking outdoors and the sense of community it brings when people gather around a fire, and in this book, author Linda Ly will teach you how to master the flames. For the adventurous, start by building a home fire pit. It’s easier than it sounds and requires minimal investment of time and space. If you’d rather not, that’s okay! There are plenty of other options, from vessel fire pits to tabletop grills. Even a charcoal kettle grill will give you more flavor than cooking with gas. Ly also covers everything you need to know about fuel sources (hardwood, hardwood lump charcoal, and smoking wood), her go-to grilling tools and accessories, secrets for stocking an indoor andoutdoor pantry, fire making, fire safety, and tips and tricks for grilling more efficiently.

You can choose your own adventure with over 70 recipes for ember roasting, wood-fired cooking, charcoal grilling, and foil pack meals. Next-level techniques like dutch oven cooking, grilling a la plancha, and plank grilling are all part of the fun, too. With modern twists on classics and globally-inspired meals like Smoky Ember-Roasted Eggplant DipThai Chicken Pizza with Sweet Chili SauceGrilled Oysters with Kimchi ButterBacon-Wrapped Meatloaf on a Plank, and Artichoke, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Feta Stuffed Flank Steak, you’ll find a recipe for almost every occasion. This is not a book about low-and-slow barbecue, and you won’t find overnight marinades or complicated recipes, either. Ly aims to encourage easy, accessible grilling that you look forward to doing on a weeknight because, quite simply, food just tastes better outside.

Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or a novice on the grill, The Backyard Fire Cookbook will help you make the backyard your new kitchen.

Net Galley Book Review :

Living in Louisiana I am lucky that we get to cook outside almost year round. My hubby does most of my outdoor cooking and we love to experiment with different foods and dishes. From what type of wood to use or to what type of grill or sauce we are loving this book and exploring er recipes.
This is not your hot dogs and burgers cookbook. She has tempted me to expand my own skills as well as expand the types of food we want to taste! Have a BBQ fan at home perfect Father’s day gift.

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