This compact book is packed with super delicious vegetarian options for the grill. Charred will take you beyond familiar skewered vegetables, with options like Jerk-Spiced Plantains, Moroccan-Spiced Eggplant and Tomato, and Barbecued Carrot with Ricotta and Toasted Pecans. Even the burgers—including Herby Falafel Burgers with Hummus—are exciting! I especially like the inclusion of fritters and polenta cakes, which I had never thought about grilling (on a griddle pan). We are going to wear this book out this summer!
The past few years have seen an explosion of interest in cooking over fire, with cooks all over the world seeking to get elemental in their cooking. But fire and smoke doesn't always have to be about hunks of meat. Chargrilling and barbecue are a fantastic way of getting the maximum flavor out of versatile vegetables.
If you're bored of beefburgers, or if you're vegetarian and want more than scorched corn and chewy halloumi, then Charred offers up over 70 original, exciting recipes to cater for all your veggie BBQ needs. With sections on Stuffed and wrapped vegetables, Burgers and fritters, Kebabs, Low, slow and smoked, and Sharing Platters, the vegetarian dishes will be the highlight of every meal, with the likes of whole roast cauliflower drenched in spiced garlic butter, griddled radicchio with burrata and figs, or corn on the cob with Cambodian coconut, lime and chilli.
Live-fire and BBQ expert Genevieve Taylor has developed these inventive, sensational dishes so that they can just as easily be cooked in a grill pan or conventional oven, year-round. Celebrate the magic that happens when glorious vegetables meet flame!
About the Author
Genevieve Taylor is a live fire and BBQ expert and author of nine books including The Ultimate Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook (2018). She demonstrates live-fire cookery at food festivals all over the UK. She has recently set up @FoodFireEarth, a fire-based events company to make the most of all the food she grows on her allotment. Genevieve is the current Chair of the Guild of Food Writers, a BBC Radio 4 Food Programme regular and a judge on the BBC's Food and Farming awards. She is based in Bristol, UK.
" In her new cookbook Charred, Genevieve Taylor gives these tips for getting the most from your summer vegetables and how to make them the star of the meal."