January 18, 2011
Even though the temperature may be dropping and the snow falling, my husband (and I know he is not alone) is still not willing to give up the grill. There is something slightly ridiculous about watching a grown man in hat, gloves, and coat turning over grilled steaks in the dead of winter. But there seems to be some sort of primal relationship between a man and his open flame, and I, for one, am not going to stand in the way.
There are a few benefits to accepting my husband’s obsession with grilling all year long. For one, I don’t have to do the cooking. Two, I don’t have to do the cooking. And three, there is something satisfying about eating grilled food when it is freezing outside… tricks the mind of sorts; makes me feel a little warmer somehow.
Try some of our favorite barbecue recipe books, and get those grills fired up. It may just thaw your spirits and bring warm reminders that spring is on its way (eventually anyway).
Steven Raichlen's Planet Barbecue! by Steven Raichlen
Weber’s on the Grill. Steak & Sides by Jamie Purviance
On the Grill by Willie Cooper
Grill Every Day: 125 Fast-track Recipes for Weeknights on the Grill by Diane Morgan
The New Vegetarian Grill by Andrea Chesman