FOOD FROM THE FIRE
Forget a kettle barbecue and burnt burgers: you can up your outdoor cooking game by following the Scandi-style way. The founder of a Michelin-starred restaurant, Niklas Ekstedt’s book is chock-full of mouthwatering recipes.
£19.99, Pavilion Books
PRAISE THE LARD
Mike Mills and Amy Mills
If your barbecue technique extends to flapping a teatowel madly over the coals in order to rescue flaming sausages from the grill, then you’ll need to heed the advice of four-time barbecue World Champion Mike Mills in this book.
£20.35, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (9 May)
FROM GARDEN TO GRILL
Pity the vegetarian at summer barbecues, forced to eat grilled peppers and onions from chicken kebabs. But pick up this book and you could offer something meaningful to those who don’t eat meat: it has more than 250 veggie ideas and recipes.
£19.99, Cider Mills Press (23 May)
ONE TRUE BARBECUE
The United States is famed for its barbecue cuisine, and in this engaging history of the practice Rien Fertel travels the country to track down its roots. It’s part-social history, part-advice and tipsheet for the coal-fired connoisseur.
£12.86, Touchstone Books (30 May)
Weber are known as the Ferrari of barbecues, and this book demonstrates how best to get the smoky (read: categorically not charred to a crisp) flavour with more than 150 tried-and-tested recipes to recreate at home.
£16.99, Hamlyn (1 June)
RED, WHITE AND ‘QUE
Karen Adler and Judith Fertig
Yes, there are plenty of recipes for steak in this book – but there’s also a variety of tips and tricks to utilise some of the bounties of the garden, including fresh foods like pomegranates, Brussels sprouts and white beans. Yum.
£20.35, Running Press Adult