For Your Next Cookout

The Big Flavor Grill book cover.Summer is about halfway through. Have you dusted off your grill yet?

If you’re looking for some recipes or inspiration for your next cookout, try one of these books from JMRL:

The Big Flavor Grill by Chris Schlesinger – Move your grilling into the twenty-first century! Don’t waste your time marinating. Instead, spend your time building big, bold, vibrant flavors with almost no effort. Grilling masters Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby have replaced time-consuming brines, marinades, and basting sauces with quick and powerful pre-rubs and intense post-grilling flavor boosters to slap on your favorite meat, poultry, fish, seafood, and vegetables hot off the grill. Continue reading

5 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters

Do you like to compare movies with the books from which they were based?

Check out these titles from JMRL before seeing them on the silver screen later this year:

The Hundred-Foot Journey book cover.     The Hundred-Foot Journey movie poster.

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais – Follows the life journey of chef Hassan Haji, who progresses from his family’s modest restaurant in Mumbai to master haute cuisine in an elegant Parisian restaurant.

Movie release date: August 8.
Starring: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal. Continue reading

Independence Day Books for Kids

Red, White, and Boom! book cover.For most, Independence Day is all about fireworks, cooking out, celebrating the birth of our nation, and donning red, white and blue. Sometimes, however, we get wrapped up in the celebration and forget about how it all started. Teach your kids the significance of Independence Day by borrowing and reading one or more of these books from JMRL:

Red, White, and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw – Children are invited to travel across the country for a city parade, a beach picnic and fireworks in the park with this poetic celebration of the many cultures and traditions that make the Fourth of July, America’s birthday, so special. Continue reading