Here's a look at Michael Chiarello's new book, Michael Chiarello's Live Fire: 125 Recipes for Cooking Outdoors. And he means all kinds of fire: Campfires. Grills. Hot boxes. Fireplaces. (Yes, fireplaces.) What he does not mean is smoke, so barbecue aficionados look elsewhere. This is a book about grilling.
Grilling is a somewhat tricky genre of cookbook, as people tend to think they know what they're doing when they toss a steak or some burgers on a Weber. Who needs a recipe to do that? But Chiarello has tons of ideas here, from cooking mussels in old olive oil containers to grilling quail on branches in the aforementioned fireplace. Live Fire comes out from Chronicle April 16 (pre-order on Amazon). Below, a video from his book premiere.
Video: Michael Chiarello's Live Fire Cookbook Debut