Wishing for warmer weather? We hear you, especially today—since our newest book, Any Night Grilling: 60 Ways to Fire Up Dinner (and More), is finally here! We can't wait to bid our wintertime sweaters and stews goodbye, and get outside to fire up the grill (but thank goodness you can also stay inside for that). Still, it's never too soon to start planning, so that when the warmer weather hits, you'll have everything you want to grill queued up for the coals.
In Any Night Grilling, author, proud Texan, and charcoal enthusiast Paula Disbrowe gives you more than 60 ways to add a little more spark and sizzle to your weeknight routine—with recipes from Grilled Corn Nachos, Smoky Ratatouille, and Porchetta-Style Pork Kebabs, to burgers and brats every which way. There's even a section dedicated to grilled desserts, which you may find yourself referring to every night of the week.
Paula's philosophy is simple: deep, smoky grilled flavors speak for themselves. That's why you won't see long marinades or low, slow cook times in this book. With some know-how and a little planning, grilling can be a quick, unfussy, every day affair. (Trust us—with Paula's help, we even grilled the whole meal you see on the cover with just one batch of coals!)
"Simple" and "unfussy" don't mean boring, though—just check out two recipes from the book below. Hearty cauliflower steaks with a tangy tomatillo harissa? Wings with a Cholula compound butter? Yes, please.
And Any Night Grilling is for your mealtime mainstays, too—it can show you how to dress up the ever-versatile boneless, skinless chicken breast, and gives creative suggestions galore for what to do with that loaf sitting in your bread box.
Brinda is the Books & Special Projects Editor at Food52, where she edits all of Food52's cookbooks and covers the latest and greatest books on the site (drop her a line with recs!). She likes chewy Neapolitan pizza, stinky cheese of all sorts, and tahini-flavored anything. Brinda lives in Brooklyn with 18 plants. Find her at @brindayesterday on Twitter and Instagram.