A sneek peek of The Backyard Fire Cookbook
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A Sneak Peek of The Backyard Fire Cookbook

It didn’t seem so long ago that I shared the making of the cover for my third book, The Backyard Fire Cookbook: Get Outside and Master Ember Roasting, Charcoal Grilling, Cast-Iron Cooking, and Live-Fire Feasting (which we shot last summer), but here we are, just a month away from release!

May 14, 2019, is the official release date for the book, but initial copies have already been delivered to the publisher and my own FIRST COPY arrived this week!

Will (my photographer and in-house taste tester) and I have been gleefully poring over its pages the last couple days, and I can’t wait to share a video preview with you soon.

Preorders are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository (for non-USA readers — they offer free international shipping!), Books A Million, Indigo (for Canadian readers), or your local independent bookshop.

It would be so, so awesome if you’re able to preorder your copy before the book’s release, as it helps our retailers decide how many books to stock and signals to the publisher if another printing is needed (before our inventory sells out).

Preorders are important for every author of a new book, and I greatly appreciate you spreading the word these next few weeks as we await the official release! (Here are a few easy ways to support your favorite author, most of which do not involve buying books at all.)

If you’re a writer or media outlet in need of press copies, or you’re a retailer interested in carrying The Backyard Fire Cookbook, please reach out to Todd Only, Senior Marketing Manager at Quarto Publishing, at todd.conly@quarto.com.

I also have digital galleys available to bloggers and influencers who are interested in reviewing The Backyard Fire Cookbook, as well as a limited number of hard copies to send out if you want to feature the book on your blog or social channels. Please email me (using the contact form here) and I will follow up accordingly.

In the meantime, here’s what you can expect to see inside my book…

Introduction to charcoal grilling

Detailed introductions to backyard fire pit building and live fire grilling, as well as more advanced (but easily mastered) techniques like dutch oven cooking and wood plank grilling.

Seared ribeye steak recipe

Fresh, whole food ingredients and weeknight-friendly recipes with bright, bold flavors, including vegetables, fruits, cheese, bread, meats, poultry, fish, and shellfish.

Ember-roasted eggplant dip recipe

Useful sidebars, tips, and tricks throughout the book to help you elevate your grilling game.

Ember-roasted acorn squash recipe with helpful sidebar

Over 70 recipes with a gorgeous accompanying photo (or two) for almost every recipe! (Thanks to my husband and talented photographer, Will Taylor.)

Gorgeous photos throughout The Backyard Fire Cookbook

The Backyard Fire Cookbook was written as a companion to the bestselling The New Camp Cookbook, and expands on the grilling methods I briefly covered in my last book.

It is written for both new and seasoned grilling aficionados who:

  • Like the smell of a good wood fire and love to cook over it
  • Are looking for something new besides smoky, heavy barbecue slathered in rubs and mop sauces
  • Enjoy dynamic flavors without long prep times and overnight brines
  • Don’t have fancy grills and know that good food doesn’t take an arsenal of expensive gear to get started

This book is not meant for people who:

  • Like to grill whole animals on a spit
  • Want to learn the low-and-slow style of barbecue
  • Think grilling = meat, always

In short, The Backyard Fire Cookbook is an everyday grilling book, one you can reach for on an ordinary night when you want a homemade dinner that doesn’t sacrifice flavor or fun. (Though there’s no shortage of more elaborate or show-worthy recipes for special occasions, either.)

Keep it at home for family feasts, or bring it to your favorite campsite or cabin getaway for cooking inspiration, friendly guidance, and vibrant recipes for every part of the day.

Preorder The Backyard Fire Cookbook: Get Outside and Master Ember Roasting, Charcoal Grilling, Cast-Iron Cooking, and Live-Fire Feasting on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository (for non-USA readers — they offer free international shipping!), Books A Million, Indigo (for Canadian readers), or your local independent bookshop.

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