Cookbooks

25 Essential Techniques for Planking by THE BBQ QUEENS
Terrific book that is packaged for the user/cook. Each recipe is 4 pages: photo, description, ingredients, directions. So clear and easy to read and use and for only $12.95. The books are paper-over-board (like a hardcover) with a spiral lay flat interior. THEN – the recipes are absolutely delicious like Pepperjack-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Bacon Slather, Parmesan and Cheddar Cheese Board with Grilled Grapes, and Planked Salmon with Herbed Mustard Slather. The techniques are numerous and include planking over direct heat, indirect, on a griddle, smoke-planking, and almost every recipe has directions for planking in your oven, too. Bored? Try planking!

25 Essential Techniques for Grilling Fish by THE BBQ QUEENS
Terrific book that is packaged for the user/cook. Each recipe is 4 pages: photo, description, ingredients, directions. So clear and easy to read and use and for only $12.95. The books are paper-over-board (like a hardcover) with a spiral lay flat interior. THEN – the recipes are absolutely delicious like Baja-Style Fish Tacos with Napa Cabbage Slaw, Asian Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayo, Japanese-Style Grilled Fish, and Grilled Seared Scallops with Pistachio-Tarragon Brown Butter. The techniques are for grilling whole fish, fillets or steaks. Also we address grilling oily fish, planking, stir-grilling, griddle cooking and much more so that you have success with whatever kind or size of fish you are preparing. There is a very handy fish substitution chart, too. Make sure you reel this one into your cookbook collection.

300 Big & Bold Barbecue & Grilling Recipes by THE BBQ QUEENS
Whatever the type of outdoor barbecue or grill, 300 BIG & BOLD BARBECUE & GRILLING RECIPES helps backyard cooks become grill masters creating memorable dishes full of bold flavors from around the world. “The key to delicious results is building the bold flavor before, during, and after barbecuing,” say Karen and Judith.  “For example, if you want your rib eye steak to have a charry exterior and a rare interior, you need a good rub on your steak, a hot fire in close proximity to your meat, and a short cooking time.” Tips and techniques like Herb Grilling, adding a Kiss-of-Smoke, Leaf-Wrapping, Stir-Grilling, Planking and Spit-Roasting are here along with color photos and a chapter on Mastering the Art of Barbecue.

BBQ BASH: The Be-All, End-All Party Guide from the Barefoot to Black Tie
by THE BBQ QUEENS
The tiara totin’ BBQ Queens have whipped up over 200 recipes, tips, menus, and checklist for giving the darn best backyard party in your neighborhood. Grilled and smoked appetizers abound, including mini burger recipes for Lamb with Cilantro-Mint Butter and Tuna Burgers with Remoulade. The main courses are spectacular – Italian Grilled Veal Chops with Lemon-Butter Sauce, Double-Smoked Ham with Whiskey Cider Sauce, and Creole Coffee Rubbed Filet Mignon with Silky Crab Butter. The Queens love a touch of smoke and you’ll drool over their Wood-Roasted Shrimp and Oysters and the Smoked Rib Roast with Horseradish Crème Fraiche. that can be slathered on everything from bread to veggies to a steak. Lots of drinks from Frozen Margaritas and Cosmopolitans to regal concoctions like the Jealous Queen or Cinderella’s Slipper. Side Dishes and Desserts will satisfy from simple tomatoes drizzled with extra virgin olive oil to Wine Splashed Fruit and Tiara Sugar Cookies!
246 pages pb $16.95, hc $24.97

WEEKNIGHT GRILLING WITH THE BBQ QUEENS
This newest book in the BBQ Queen series is all about fresh and fabulous grilled meals in about 30 minutes! From the time you light the fire, you’ll have a delicious meal to set on the table (why not al fresco?) on a weeknight. Mouthwatering recipes like Sizzling Stir-Grilled Mushrooms on Grilled Bread with Herbal Vinaigrette, Low Country Black-Eyed Pea and Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing, Umbrian Olive Panini, or a hearty Grilled Sirloin with Asparagus, Onions, and Gorgonzola Sauce. 242 pages pb $14.95, hc $29.95

The BBQ Queens’ Big Book of Barbecue by Adler & Fertig
The tiara totin’ BBQ Queens have whipped up over 300 recipes for great grilling, smoking, skewering, planking, stir-grilling, on the rotisserie, and more with a touch of humor that will get you laughing and cooking up a storm. Their recipes begin with a basic master recipe like Boneless, Skinless Grilled Chicken Breasts that get a brushing of olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper. Then each simple recipe has several more advanced treatments with a rub, baste, or sauce like Cubano Grilled Chicken with Picadillo Olive Salsa. The Queens love a touch of smoke and you’ll drool over their Smoked Tomato Basil Butter that can be slathered on everything from bread to veggies to a steak. And the earthy flavor of the Porcini Paste is a winner on chicken, pork and beef. 463 pages pb $18.95

Media Quotes
“The BBQ Queens triumph again. Their hundreds of envelope-pushing, mouth watering recipes prove not only that gals can too barbecue – but often do it with more elan than men.”
Steve Raichlen author of How to Grill and The Barbecue Bible and host of PBS’s BBQ University

“ROYAL PROCLAMATION: Karen Adler and Judith Fertig are THE queens of Barbecue – I read this book like it had a plot and I cannot WAIT to commence cooking!”
Jill Connor Brown author of The Sweet Potato Queens’ Big-Ass Cookbook

Fish & Shellfish Grilled & Smoked by Karen Adler & Judith Fertig
Our first BIG book written together. Over 350 recipes for grilling, smoking, and planking fish and shellfish. This is the most complete work on the subject of grilling, plnking, and smoking fish and shellfish. We’ll let the media quotes tell the story. 408 pages pb $15.95

Media Quotes
“This could be one of those cookbooks that become dog-eared because you reach for it over and over again.”
Sarah Duran, The News Tribune, Tacoma WA, May 22 2002

“The easy, varied recipes recipes for using a smoker–as well as the focus on fish and shellfish–help set this book apart from the myriad others on outdoor cookery.”
Library Journal, New York NY, April 15, 2002

“…an excellent book… logically arranged in three parts: grilling fish and shellfish, smoking fish and shellfish, and everything else you need!”
Doug Moseley, National Barbecue News, June 2002

“With solid information and lots of charts, this also covers an impressive variety of fish.”
Selected as one of the 4 best grill books of the summer of 2002.by Kathleen Purvis, The Charlotte Observer, June 2002

Easy Grilling & Simple Smoking with the BBQ Queens by Adler & Fertig
This is easy and simple, just like it says. The book has all purpose rubs, marinades, and sauces. The two main chapters are the grilling and smoking chapters. Each includes 8 menus from a Father’s Day Steak Out to a Martini Smoked Salmon Dinner. There are also bbQ Tips for adding a little razzle dazzle to your outdoor cooking. There are over 100 recipes from grilled raspberry glazed pork tenderloin to a whole smoked turkey with a smoky Thanksgiving spread of side dishes. 96 pages pb $9.95

Secrets of My BBQ – a blank BBQ journal by Karen Adler
Yea! Yea! Yea! Karen had to count this one to keep up with Judith’s count of 10 books to her credit. So what is this? It is a blank book or BBQ diary for keeping records of your recipes and techniques at the grill or smoker. It’s only as good as your writing! 60 pages pb $1.95

Hooked on Fish on the Grill by Karen Adler
Dive right into tantalizing recipes like Lemon-Basil Basted Shrimp, Pacific Rim Salmon Steaks, and Cilantro-Buttered Trout with Tomato Salsa.
Written in the early 1990′s, Karen covered all the basics for grilling fish. This book has clean pages with large type that is easy to read. Most of the recipes have 6 or 7 ingredients that are staples in an average cook’s pantry. The recipes are easy to prepare for a week night supper. And remember – fish cooks in 10 minutes per inch of thickness! 96 pages pb $9.95

Best Little Barbecue Cookbook by Karen Adler
This series of 4 little BBQ books is published by Ten Speed Press. ‘Barbecue’ is packed with more than 50 delectable slow-smoked recipes like Smoked & Peppered Beef Rib Roast and Smoky-Grilled Shrimp Quesadillas. Very giftable and reasonably priced. 96 pages pb $5.95

Best Little Grilling Cookbook by Karen Adler
Fire up the grill and grab those long-handled tongs! It’s going to be a sensational seared feast with this recipe book. From Pistachio-Buttered Mahi Mahi to Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Warm Balsamic Dressing, this little grill book covers fish, poultry, pork, beef, wild game, vegetables and fruits on the grill. 96 pages pb $5.95

Best Little BBQ Sauces Cookbook by Karen Adler
These sauces are for slathering on your food the last 15 minutes of grilling or for serving on the side. They range from classic regional American BBQ sauces to Mediterranean Dipping Sauces, Roquefort Apple Bacon Butter, and Apricot Glaze for ham. So if you’re looking for almost 100 different sassy sauces – this book is for you! 96 pages pb $5.95

Best Little Marinades Cookbook by Karen Adler
With almost 100 recipes for marinades, vinaigrettes, rubs, and pastes, you’ll never run out of new flavors with this little but mighty collection. Try Satay or Tandoori Marinades, Three Citrus or Cranberry Vinaigrettes, Homemade Seasoning Salt, Cumin-Coriander Rub, and Vidalia Onion Paste. 96 pages pb $5.95

Pure Prairie by Judith M. Fertig
Judith’s vision of the bounty of the prairie began with this cookbook written in the early 1990′s solidifying her collaboration with Karen Adler, first as her publisher and subsequently as her co-author. Judith had been living in London where she discovered that maple trees and goldenrod (ordinary to the Midwest) were prized flora in London selling for a hefty price. So on returning to Kansas, she looked at things anew discovering chokecherries, wildflower honey, quinoa, and wheatberries. Pure Prairie is a tribute to the bounty of the Midwest. It offers an array of recipes like Butternut Pancakes with Wild Berry Syrup, Auntie Em’s Cheddar Biscuits, High Plains Cassoulet, Sunflower-Crusted Trout, and Black Raspberry Pie. 144 pages pb $15.95

Prairie Home Cooking by Judith M. Fertig
Harvard Common Press discovered Judith after she had written Pure Prairie and they commissioned a tome on the same subject. 400 recipes and pages later, Judith’s dream book was nominated for a James Beard and IACP (Int. Assoc. Culinary Professionals) cookbook award. Only 3 cookbooks are nominated in each category, so the nomination itself is an honor (this is what you say when you don’t win)! Kidding aside, this book was a featured book for the Good Cook’s Cookbook Club. It was awarded Best Cookbook by Foreward Magazine (for independent publishing) and Best Book of the Year by the Kansas Press Womens’ Association. The recipes are the best of home cooking from scratch from Fly-Over Country Duck Strudel and Iowa Breaded Pork Tenderloin to Quiltmakers Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and Peaches with Peach Leaf Custard Sauce. Woven with a rich tapestry of stories that make the Midwest and it’s home cooking scrumptious. 434 pages pb $16.95

Prairie Home Breads by Judith M. Fertig
Symbolic of home and hearth, a good loaf of bread nurtures the soul as well as the body. Bread is at the center of American culinary tradition, and America’s greatest bounty of breads radiates from the Heartland, rich in grains and diverse in ethnic populations. Simply stated, the best breads in America come from the Heartland, and Prairie Home Breads demonstrates that not only is the Heartland where America’s grains are grown, but also that it is where the art of bread-baking is celebrated and taken seriously by all home cooks worth their salt. Now Judith M. Fertig, brings together 150 traditional and modern recipes that have risen from our cultural melting pot. To create these recipes, Fertig visited artisanal bakeries, farmhouse kitchens, rural church suppers, urban bakeries, and farmer’s markets. There she found yeast breads as varied as Shaker Daily Bread and Cheddar Chive Bread, as well as such naturally leavened breads as Spring Wheat Semolina Bread and whole grain breads like Great Plains Granola Bread. 230 pages hc $18.95

All-American Desserts by Judith M. Fertig
Packed with the razzle-dazzle, star-spangled sweets, cakes, pies, tarts and more. Judith had a blast collecting, creating, and testing these recipes. Her friends enjoyed the journey, too, as the taste testers! Already this collection of goodies has been racking up the awards. The book has been nominated for a Foreward Magazine “best cookbook of the year” award. The Atlanta Journal Constitution bestowed its esteemed “golden whisk” award on the Citrus-Glazed Sweet Potato Pound Cake. Our cooking class students swoon over the Almond Panna Cotta, the Fresh Strawberry Tart, Blue Ribbon Brownies, French Silk Pie, and the best cheesecakes you’ve ever tasted. 544 pages pb $18.95

 

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