Oh, say can you see…through the smoke of the grill? This week’s “Live by the Book” style guide is appropriately patriotic in its celebration of Steven Raichlen’s BBQ USA: 425 Fiery Recipes from All Across America. Whether you’re the type to casually don some stars ‘n’ stripes shades before firing up your elegant planter-turned-grill or prefer the shock-and-awe effect of sprinting over to the festivities in some Bruce Springsteen-inspired spandies (oh, but where to conceal your hamburger wallet? Dilemmas, people!), we’ve got you covered.
From meat-of-the-month club to a berry-licious dessert, from savory seasonings to burger branding tools (how else would you indicate rare/medium/well done status?)…how about a toy grill for the wee ones to start practicing! But down to the really important stuff: If you’re pondering what, exactly, to slap on the grill, here’s a 4th of July menu from Steven (aka the “gladiator of grilling”) himself. And hey, even if you’re not washing everything down with home-brewed beer, at least you’re popping the cap off your Bud with a bottle opener ring.
Happy 4th of July, from all of us at Workman! (And from the Boss, exquisitely time-traveled from 1985.)