Hispanic heritage is something to celebrate. Hispanics have made numerous contributions in all walks of life, be it science, art, culture, or even cuisine. Hispanic cuisine is beloved the world over, but it doesn't take a cook or chef of Hispanic descent to bring even the most delicious dishes into their own kitchens. Whether you're of Hispanic descent or someone who simply loves a good meal, the following recipe for "Flat-Grilled Shrimp With Pimenton and Shaved Marcona Almonds" from James Campbell Caruso's "Espana: Exploring the Flavors of Spain" (Gibbs Smith) is a great way to celebrate Hispanics and all of their contributions to the world.
Though summer is the season for grilling, the arrival of autumn does not mean it's time to banish the grill to the back of your garage. Dedicated grillmasters have no problem firing up the grill in the dead of winter, but even those who are not so bold can still man the flames of an open grill long after Labor Day has come and gone.
Backyard barbecues may be synonymous with burgers and hot dogs, but grillmasters needn't feel beholden to such traditional fare when firing up their grills. While salad and grilling might seem like strange bedfellows to many grilling enthusiasts, the following recipe for "Grilled Radicchio and Brussels Spouts With Hot Bacon Dressing" from Karen Adler and Judith Fertig's "The Gardener & The Grill" (Running Press) combines salad and grilling for a memorable, delicious and unique dish.
Chicken wings are beloved by people of all ages and appetites. While many people only eat wings when out on the town, this lovable bar food can be enjoyed at home as well. The next time the big game is on or you simply have a hunger for homemade wings, try your hand at the following recipe for "Virgil's Smoked Chicken Wings With Blue Cheese Dip" from Neal Corman's "Virgil's Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook" (St. Martin's Press).
Taking chances when preparing meals is part of the joy of cooking for many foodies. Trying new things can open doors to wonderful cuisine you might otherwise never have considered. For those who want to try experimenting with a dish that's sure to raise an eyebrow, consider the following recipe for "Grilled Octopus Salad" from Michael White and Joanna Pruess' "Fiamma: The Essence of Contemporary Italian Cooking" (John Wiley & Sons).
Entertaining friends and family with a homecooked meal is something many amateur chefs cherish. Gathering friends and family for a hearty meal without having to deal with the hustle and bustle of a local restaurant is a relaxing way to reconnect and make new memories.
When traveling, one of the more popular goals people have is to experience the cuisine of wherever it is their travels have taken them. Whether traveling domestically or internationally, travelers often want to experience those foods cherished by other cultures or communities.
Grillmasters know that grilling for friends and family is about more than just burgers and hot dogs. For those who want to add some more flavorful fare to their backyard barbecues, the following recipe for "Smoke-Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed With Green Garden Vegetables" from Andrew Schloss and David Joachim's "Mastering the Grill" is sure to please guests and grillmasters alike.
Fish can be harder to grill than foods more commonly associated with grilling. Oftentimes, it takes time to find fish that can withstand a charcoal grill.
Diners are a popular place to gather with friends and family for a hearty and often inexpensive meal. Many diners boast specialty items, but nearly every diner has hamburgers on its menu, and diner burgers are often made to perfection. But hamburger enthusiasts don't need to head out to a local diner when craving a diner-style burger. Thanks to the following recipe for a "Hamburger With All the Fixins" from Jennifer Joyce's "Diner" (Ryland, Peters & Small), you can now enjoy a diner-style hamburger from the comforts of your own dinner table.