BBQ Bash

The Be-All, End-All Party Guide, from Barefoot to Black Tie

By Karen Adler, Judith M. Fertig

BBQBashNewAny party with Karen Adler and Judith Fertig at the helm is bound to be a success. With 100 creative, delicious recipes for entertaining with the grill or smoker, BBQ Bash is the key to partying with a touch of panache, from casual backyard get-togethers to more elaborate “black-tie” barbecues. The versatile dishes—from elegant appetizers and entrées, to refreshing sides and salads, to decadent desserts—offer all the flavor and flair of crowd-pleasing party food without any of the fuss. Recipes include Pancetta-Wrapped Radicchio, Fennel, and Potato Bundles; Creole Coffee-Rubbed Filet Mignon with Silky Crab Butter; Piquillo Pepper-Stuffed Chicken with Salsa Verde; Provençal Grilled Salmon with Rosemary and Mint Aioli; Grilled Pink Grapefruit and Orange Salad with Avocado; Planked Portobellos with Fresh Herb Grilling Sauce; Wine-Splashed Peaches, Plums, and Berries; and Golden Raspberry Meringues with Pistachios.

A comprehensive introduction spells out all the information anyone will ever need to know to host a dazzling barbecue bash from start to finish, with tips about charcoal and gas grilling, smoking, skewering, stir-grilling, planking, stovetop smoking, and even stocking the bar, setting the tables, and selecting the right music. Sidebars throughout feature time-saving, party-planning, and food-presentation tips, as well as suggested themed menus, cocktail suggestions and recipes, recipe variations, and much more.


“... their most regal barbecue cookbook yet; geared for the entertainer looking to fold the taste of the grill into their swank soirees, cookbook authors and longtime friends Adler and Fertig offer up an imaginative batch of recipes. Those tired of the same old barbecue recipes should find some new, guest-impressing favorites here.“ - Publishers Weekly

BBQ Bash is an ebullient book, its authors, Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, infused with ideas for the good old-fashioned fun that can be had in the back yard over a smoking grill. So infectious is the spirit of the book that the reader can almost see the two women in the kitchen conjuring up ideas amidst laughter. And ideas abound so that every cook can turn an ordinary barbecue into a party, a celebration…“ - Diana Serbe, In Mama’s Kitchen

“Karen and Judith know how to party and how to barbecue. Their attention to important details—before, during and after the bash—plus creative party themes and knock-out recipes, will make your next barbecue party a bash to be remembered.”
—Ardie A. Davis, aka Remus Powers, Ph.B., founder, The Greasehouse University and author of The Great Barbecue Sauce Book

“If you want to throw outdoor parties with pizzazz, BBQ Bash is a must-have. Karen and Judith have put together a phenomenal collection of recipes, tips, menus, and ideas for barbecue parties that positively sizzle!”
—Jack Fiorella, owner, Jack Stack Barbecue, Kansas City

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Book Details



Published: March 2008
Pages: 256
Trim Size: 7 1/4 x 9 1/8 in.
Interior Design:
2 Color with Photo Insert

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