The Gardener & the Grill

The Bounty of the Garden Meets the Sizzle of the Grill

By Karen Adler; Judith Fertig
Running Press Book Publishers, Paperback, 9780762441112, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 2012

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From garden to grill to fork, nothing tastes better than freshly harvested vegetables grilled to perfection alongside savory meats and plump grilled fruits. "The Gardener & the Grill" is the grilling guide for gardeners, seasonal eaters, and "flexitarians" everywhere, and anyone enamored of the powers of the grill--not just during the summer months, but all year long.

Keep the grill hot long after summer's finished with Planked Butternut Squash with Sage and Brie; Grilled Gazpacho; a Blackened Fish Po'Boy with Grilled Green Onion Mayonnaise; Pizza Primavera; Wood-Grilled Shrimp and Yellow Peppers; Tandoori Turkey Burgers; and Grill-Baked Apples with Cinnamon Nut Stuffing. With seasonal recipes, tips on grilling for preserving, a burgeoning "griller's pantry" of rubs and versatile sauces, and more than 100 vegetarian recipes, "The Gardener & the Grill" is the must-have resource for eager and experienced grillers and gardeners alike.

About the Author
Judith Fertig is an award-winning cookbook author whose food and lifestyle writing has appeared in more than a dozen publications, including "Bon Appetit", "Saveur", and the "New York Times". Judith attended the Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris and the Graduate Summer Workshop at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. She teaches cooking classes across the country and lives in Kansas City.

Praise For The Gardener & the Grill

Library Journal
“…full of creative ideas for grilling with garden-fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. VERDICT A refreshing departure from meat-centric BBQ bibles”

Ink Magazine

"A resourceful guide packed with tips on container gardening, best plants for grilling, cooking methods and simple yet inventive recipes to maximize the flavors of the seasons…If harvesting your own vegetables is a goal this season, you’ll find foodie adventures within the 224 visually tempting pages."

Breathe magazine

"… full of creative ideas for grilling with garden fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Standout recipes include unique condiments, substantial vegetarian options and fruit desserts."

Shelf Awareness for Readers

"Karen Adler and Judith Fertig will inspire you to plant a garden--even it it's just a few pots--and hose down the barbecue with their guarantee of four seasons filled with good, healthy eating. Their user-friendly cookbook isn't just lovely to look at: it limits each recipe to a page, doable for even the novice griller, while detailing more esoteric aspects of cooking over fire such as planking, smoking or grill-roasting. Browse The Gardener and the Grill along with your seed catalogues, but NOT when you're hungry! Gardeners and outdoor cooks alike will enjoy these recipes for grilling fresh-harvested ingredients.

Washington Post

"Healthy-grilling theme with ideas so clever and obvious they make you think, “Do'h! Why didn’t I think of that?” Here, the garden meets the pasture to delightful results."

Today’s Diet & Nutrition

"Karen Adler and Judith Fertig not only share everything you need to know to grill veggies but also how to use grilled veggies to ratchet up the flavor in grilled meats, fish, seafood, and poultry. With their guidance and recipes for everything from soup to dessert, the meals you serve in your backyard will never be quite the same."

Coastal Living

"Spice up your stash of recipes with this collection of tasty new twists starring fresh farmers' market fruits and veggies."

Tucson Citizen

“Most of us think of meat when we consider a meal made on the grill but this delightful new cookbook will help us expand our culinary possibilities to include grilled fruits and vegetables…. This is a fun cookbook. As more and more of us discover the flexibility of our patio grills, cookbooks like this one will become our kitchen BFFs. Fire up the grill, grab some tongs and enjoy!”

Hello Magazine

Farm-to-table flavour is one thing, but garden-to-grill is a whole other level of deliciousness. In The Gardener and the Grill: The Bounty of the Garden Meets the Sizzle of the Grill, cookbook gurus Karen Adler and Judith Fertig show just how true that is. The cooks – based in Kansas City, Kan. – wed their passion for barbecue and their love of growing fresh fruits and vegetables and the result is a smoking hot collection of recipes. From Blackened Fish Po’ Boy with Grilled Green Onion Mayonnaise to French-Style Grilled Potato Salad and Skewered Strawberry and Marshmallow S’Mores, these fresh, southern-inspired selections are both mouth-watering and surprisingly simple to prepare.

tara henley
"The grilling guide also offers instructions for rubs and sauces, as well as tips for assembling the perfect pantry and utilizing grilling techniques for preserving food. Best yet, the book has something for everyone, serving up more than 100 vegetarian recipes, which makes it as easy to please your plant-eating pals as it is to satiate the carnivores in your life."

“Beginning and experienced grillers, as well as gardeners are sure to succeed with this must-have resource.”

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