'Taming the Flame' on Serious Eats

Cook the Book: Fire-Roasted Succotash

One of the many things I like about Taming the Flame is that Elizabeth Karmel provides us with lots of easy-to-prepare grilled vegetable dishes. Here's her ingenious take on Fire-Roasted Succotash. Karmel says, "If you are phobic about lima beans, substitute edamame (fresh soybeans) for a new-age succotash."... More

Cook the Book: Getting That Steakhouse Crust

Ever try to get that great caramel-ly, buttery, steakhouse crust on your home grill? I've never been able to do it until I read Elizabeth Karmel's ingenious method for doing so. The key is following her instructions precisely and exactly. And remember, we're giving away five (5) copies of Taming the Flame. Enter to win here. "There are a lot of spice rub products on the market that promise to give a grilled steak that steakhouse crust, but I have never had any luck with them. I've found that the best way to mimic that steakhouse crust at home is to follow these steps." 1. While the steak is grilling, move your oven rack to the highest position and... More

Cook the Book: Taming the Flame

It's July 4th week, so we figured it's only right that the Cook The Book should revolve around grilling and picnics, since that's what most folks are going to end up doing at some point in the next few days. Taming the Flame, by Elizabeth Karmel, has tons of useful information and tips about grilling as well as some terrific recipes, and we are going to share both in the coming week. Elizabeth introduced girl power to the grilling set when she created Girls at the Grill. And yes, we're going to be giving away five copies of Elizabeth's book, so that the lucky winners will have the book in hand by Labor Day, in time for their next... More

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