There’s something elemental about mastering the briquettes, heat, and earthy glow of charcoal grilling. In Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire, Josiah Citrin and Joann Cianciulli show how to make your next cookout an unforgettable one. Released just in time for summer gatherings, Citrin, owner of LA’s Mélisse fine-dining restaurant, does more than show you how to cook a better burger. He digs in to the nuanced ways to grill, not just over the coals but inside them.
The 256-page hardcover book features nearly 100 recipes with charcoal at the center. He gives vegetables the same billing as meats in a collection of ideas for main dishes, sides, desserts, and cocktails. Wear your “Kiss the Cook” apron and reap the rewards on your next outdoor cooking event.