On The Grill

Join grill master Willie Cooper for some exciting and delicious adventures in fire and smoke. One of the newest cookbooks from Williams-Sonoma, On the Grill offers a fun and novel approach to outdoor cooking for novice as well as seasoned home chefs.

Chef Willie is your guide as you embark on a series of grilling adventures, from waterside feasts and a tailgater picnic to the perfect pig roast. Each adventure includes a mouthwatering menu along with tips for making your gathering a success. In the chapters that follow, Chef Willie provides over 130 tantalizing recipes covering every course of the outdoor meal, including entrées, side dishes, beverages and condiments.

The "ultimate grilled steaks" are a beef lover's dream, simply seasoned with a fresh herb marinade and grilled to juicy perfection. Accompany these tender rib-eyes with a salad of black beans and grilled vegetables, bathed in a zesty chili-lime vinaigrette.

For an impressive alfresco dinner, serve whole trout grilled with a blend of aromatic herbs and garlic, then garnished with grilled lemon slices. The perfect companion: a summery salad featuring sweet grilled peaches and tangy goat cheese on a bed of peppery arugula.

If you are in the mood for European-inspired fare, prepare the wood-grilled veal chops, whose delicate flavor is enhanced by Mediterranean herbs and veal demi-glace. For a taste of Thailand, try skewered slices of grilled beef marinated with soy, sesame oil, lemongrass and garlic, paired with a spicy ginger dipping sauce.

Chef Willie is a master at creating vibrant flavors, and his poultry recipes are delectable proof. Spicy-sweet grilled chicken thighs diavolo are enlivened with five different chili seasonings from cuisines around the globe. In a savory spin on a French bistro classic, duck legs confit are grilled and then served with a red wine sauce and grilled potato wedges.

Filled with beautiful color photographs, On the Grill also features a complete guide to outdoor cooking techniques, with step-by-step instructions for every aspect of the grilling process. This adventurous book makes family dining and casual entertaining as easy as firing up the grill.