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July is National Grilling Month, The Smokiest, Crispiest of Holidays

Capture the sizzle and excitement of cooking with fire — July is National Grilling Month!

Nothing beats a grassfed steak seared over a charcoal grill, or steamy zucchinis singed on a skewer. Fresh sweet corn, warm and juicy with just a few spots of smoky char. Potatoes cradled in tin foil, tucked in the corner of the grill to absorb the aroma of hickory, smoked chicken, grilled shrimp…I could go on but this keyboard isn’t drool-proof!

To help you celebrate this most perfect of holidays, we’re putting a few choice books on sale for 25% off this week to whet your appetite and inspire you toward delicious, outdoor, dinner creations. Looking for a recipe to suit that plump poultry you picked up at the farmer’s market? Or perhaps you’re curious about the provenance of those hot peppers you’re marinating. Never fear, we’ve got the book for you!

Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail by Kurt Michael Friese, Kraig Kraft, Gary Nabhan If you’ve ever gazed into the ruby skin of a chile pepper and wondered, where did you come from?…this book is sure to delight. Over a year-long journey, an agroecologist, a chef, and an ethnobotanist set out to find the real stories of America’s rarest heirloom chile varieties.
Cooking Close to Home: A Year of Seasonal Recipes by Diane Imrie & Richard Jarmusz Created by a nutritionist and a chef, this gorgeous cookbook has ample material to inspire and guide you around the grill. Check the Summer sections of each chapter.
The Farmer and the Grill: A Guide to Grilling, Barbecuing and Spit-Roasting Grassfed Meat…and for saving the planet one bite at a time by Shannon Hayes What can you do with grassfed meat? Anything and everything you can do with conventional meat…but tastier and better for you! Let Shannon Hayes lead you from green meadows and happy livestock to incomparably delectable dinners.
Meat: A Benign Extravagance by Simon Fairlie Do you sometimes pause before chomping into a chicken leg, and wonder, is this really sustainable? The answer may be an emphatic yes! As long as it was raised right. Fairlie’s extensive research debunks the “vegan myth” and shows how meat production can be good for the planet.
Books on sale until July 9.


Recipe: Summer Herb Flower Vinegar

Olivia’s mom, Lola, is famous for her potato salad that seems so simple, but has a certain je ne sais quoi—the secret ingredient: chive-flower-infused vinegar. She recalls, “As a child I was enchanted by the apothecary bottles lined up on our kitchen shelves, stuffed with purple pompoms—I just knew there was magic happening inside.”This recipe […] Read More

Learn the Nutritional Secrets to Keeping Healthy Bones

Despite the millions consumers spend on calcium pills and the number of prescriptions for bone loss drugs they fill, worldwide there is an osteoporotic fracture every three seconds.Drugs that claim to prevent or redress bone loss can actually cause bones to crumble and break. Calcium supplements, fortified processed food, and pasteurized dairy don’t work because […] Read More

Food & Drink Sale! Save 35% on all Food & Drink books through August 1st

Here at Chelsea Green Publishing, we believe that it matters where our food comes from and how it is grown because a healthy food system is key to ensuring a resilient, sustainable, and healthy future for all of us. We’ve put ALL ourfood & drink books on sale for 35% off — but hurry it […] Read More

Recipe: Ginger-Apricot Mead

With reader interest in Sandor Ellix Katz’s Ginger Beer recipe, here’s another ginger concoction for summertime sipping: Ginger-Apricot Mead. Jereme Zimmerman, author of Make Mead Like a Viking, shares his recipe below, along with tips on sourcing local honey to make mead. When Jereme was in North Carolina earlier this year to present at the […] Read More

How-To: Foraging for Flavors to Fire Up Your Grill

If you love grilling, you are certain to know that various woods impart delicious smoky flavors to grilled meat, fish, and vegetables. In this excerpt from The New Wildcrafted Cuisine, author and self-described culinary alchemist Pascal Baudar offers foraging tips for finding the best woods and barks to add flavor to anything you toss on […] Read More
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