This Blog will Make You Hungry!

Summertime brings us outside to enjoy fun in the sun. There's nothing better than a picnic in a park by a lake, complete with food cooked on an outdoor grill. (Be sure to follow local park regulations in regards to grilling outdoors! We want everyone to be able to enjoy our local parks safely).

Anyone who has mastered the art of outdoor cooking has their own personal preference for a type of grill (open or closed), type of fuel used, charcoal or wood pellets. I personally prefer wood pellets, as it takes me back to my years back in Michigan cooking wild game meats over fires for traditional feasts/ceremonies. I'm convinced that the wood smoke makes everything taste better, in comparison to charcoal....but to each their own.

(Now I'm getting hungry over here)

We've got a great selections of books that can up your grillin' game here at San Jose Public Library. Everything from your regular grilled fare to flavors from around the world. Check it out and give it a try this summer!

Get That Grill Ready!

The Grill Sisters' Guide to Legendary BBQ, book cover
How to Grill Everything, book cover
Master of the Grill, book cover
The Backyard BBQ Bible, book cover
BBQ Recipe, book cover
Healthy Wood Pellet Grill & Smoker Cookbook, book cover

Fantastic Flavors!

Douglas Rodriguez's Latin Flavors on the Grill, book cover
The 'Ohana Grill Cookbook, book cover
The Japanese Grill, book cover
Wing Crush, book cover
Curry Guy BBQ, book cover
Flavors of the Southeast Asian Grill, book cover

GRILL/BBQ Safety Tips

  1. Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from any structures.
  2. Stabilize your grill.
  3. Keep your pets and children away from the grill.
  4. Wear proper clothing/roll up your sleeves/tie your hair back.
  5. Keep your grill clean/Clean between uses.
  6. Have a fire extinguisher nearby.
  7. Do not leave a lit grill unattended.
  8. Use your Fuel elements safely/Follow basic fire safety.


Some quick facts about this blog:

  1. I got hungry while typing this blog and had to take my lunch break early.
  2. Next week's blog is going to be about the amazing regional flavors that exist here in the States.
  3. I need to go find some Bison meat for Indian tacos for our July 4th celebration (Because that's how we do it at Casa Mejia!).
  4. Quick Note of thanks to our Diné and Lakota relatives for making awesome Indian Tacos. I know there's a "friendly" (unofficial) competition/debate as to who makes the BEST Indian Tacos.
  5. I am willing to be a taste tester for the above mentioned "Best Indian Taco" (unofficial) competition/debate.