Where There's Smoke
Simple, Sustainable, Delicious Grilling
Publisher: Sterling Epicure
Published: April 2013
Hardcover with Jacket
all in color
9 X 9
Carton Quantity: 12
This second cookbook from Barton Seaver—following For Cod and Country—sends the rising authority on sustainable foods to the sweet, smoky grill, where he showcases his love of fresh, organic produce, fish, beef, and poultry. Emphasizing seasonal vegetables and accompaniments as much as the protein, Seaver serves up recipes designed to celebrate the spirit of togetherness—including Wood-Grilled Snap Peas with Smoky Aioli, Grilled Pacific Halibut with Pistachio Butter, Peruvian Chicken, Chimichurri Marinated Short Ribs, and Pickled Smoked Peaches. In addition to mouthwatering dishes, Seaver gives the nitty-gritty on fueling your fire; preparation and cooking; recipes for sauces, spice mixes, and marinades; and ways to eat smartly and healthily.
After leading some of the top restaurants in Washington, DC, Barton Seaver now focuses his knowledge and experience to link seafood to broader socioeconomic, ecological, health, and cultural issues. Lauded as a leader in sustainability by Seafood Choices Alliance, Seaver was named a Fellow with the National Geographic Society and works with their Ocean Initiative program to demonstrate that the choices we make for dinner have a direct impact on the ocean and its fragile ecosystems. Seaver works closely with Harvard's Center for Health and the Global Environment to bring together Boston hospitals and health-care providers with healthier and more sustainable food service opportunities.
"Seaver hopes to reeducate the casual grillmaster to think beyond commonplace brats and burgers....recipes emphasize vegetable offerings. Writing thoughtfully on proper seasoning and searing techniques, he advocates sustainable animal husbandry. He also contributes some original insights on pairing wines with grilled foods." —Booklist
"Chef and sustainability advocate Seaver (For Cod and Country) adds to the growing body of artful grilling cookbooks aimed at readers who begin their barbecues with cocktails and appetizers. VERDICT —Seaver's flavorful take on grilling will please high-end backyard barbeque enthusiasts" —Library Journal