Grilling season is here! May is National Barbecue Month. If you follow us on Instagram, you know just how excited we are about our new baby Roger, and how excited we are to get smokin’!
We create most of the recipes we share, but we just can’t deny a great cookbook. There are a few staples we keep in the Crate, but as the seasons change we like to switch the cookbooks out. We thought we would share a few cookbooks that would make for a great grilling season this spring and summer.
1. Weber’s New Real Grilling: The Ultimate Cookbook for every Backyard Griller
This book has something anyone from beginners to pit masters to can use to do some great grilling this summer. Whether you want to grill meat, vegetables, or even desserts this book has some great recipes and tips. It truly lives up to the standard of grilling excellence the Weber brand has become known for.
- Carnivore by Michael Symon
Michael Symon is one of our favorite chefs. He’s not stuck on “frou-frou” he just likes good food. Simple and delicious, just like Chewsy Lovers! Get some great recipes for grilling chops, steaks, and ribs! This book isn’t just a grilling cookbook but its about meat…of all kinds game, pork, lamb, beef, you name it. It will help you tremendously though with the proteins you will be cooking and he even shares his “Cleveland BBQ Sauce.”
- The New Vegetarian Grill by Andrea Chesman
Everyone who loves to grill doesn’t necessarily eat meat. This book has tons of delicious meatless recipes to satisfy that grilled food craving in a lighter, healthier way.
- 101 Sangrias and Pitcher Drinks by Kim Haasarud
Because what’s a cookout without a yummy, cold beverage!? The title says it all, yet does it no justice. Punch, lemonades, sangrias, spritzers, drinks for every occasion. Liquor is optional, but included of course, if that’s your thing.
- Sweet Celebrations by Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne
This book by the DC Cupcakes girls is about more than cupcakes! We are getting ready for our Zoe’s 1st birthday party and the warmer months is when many people make up reasons to party! This book will help you with all of your summer shindigs from the sweets to the decor. There is even a chapter dedicated to outdoor parties.
What are you excited about grilling this summer?
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