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Our Next Cookbook Will Have You Heading Outside

September 21, 2017

Let’s check the pulse: How’d your grilling go this summer?
A. Same ol’ same ol’
B. Skittish but ultimately fun
C. What are you talking about—non-existent
D. On fire, naturally

If you answered any of the above, do we have the cookbook for (all of) you.

Our newest cookbook is called Any Night Grilling: 60 Ways to Fire Up Dinner (and More). It’s written by Paula Disbrowe—author, Texan, and all around coolest lady around—for those who are a bit intimidated by the grill (like me!); for those who want to grill more than steak; but also for those of us who just want to enjoy deeply flavorful meals—often and quickly.

There is a place in the world for home cooks like us to love our grill. And we can all thank Paula Disbrowe—our Susan B. Anthony of the grill—for helping us find our way here.
Amanda Hesser, from the foreword

If you light a chimney of coals once you walk through the door after work, you can fire up any one of the 60 recipes in Any Night Grilling by dinnertime, and—while the coals are hot—throw on some ingredients for tomorrow’s lunch, too. Unlike most grilling cookbooks out there, you won’t find long marinades or low-and-slow cook times here. The ingredient lists are short, as are the cook times, because the charred, caramelized flavors you get on the grill need little embellishment.

While there’s amped up recipes for brats and burgers, you’ll also find Grilled Corn Nachos, Smoky Ratatouille, and Porchetta-Style Pork Kebabs, which are what you see on the cover.

Yeah, we grilled the whole meal you see on the cover with just one batch of coals. With the lingering heat, Paula suggests some atraditional but not blasphemous s’mores. Yeah—this book’s gonna be good!

Any Night Grilling comes out on March 27, 2018, but if you order it in The Food52 Shop now, the first 500 copies will be signed by author Paula Disbrowe!

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Any Night Grilling is your guide to becoming a charcoal champion (or getting in your grill-pan groove), any night of the week. With over 60 ways to fire up dinner—no long marinades or low-and-slow cook times in sight—this book is your go-to for freshly grilled meals in a flash.

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See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Jenny
  • Ali Slagle
    Ali Slagle
Editor/writer/stylist. Author of I Dream of Dinner (so You Don't Have To). Last name rhymes with bagel.


Jenny March 18, 2018
Will the recipes be exclusively for coal grills or will they work with gas grills too?
Ali S. March 18, 2018
The majority will also work with gas grills (and give instructions for gas in addition to coal).
Jenny March 18, 2018
Thank you!! :)