Master of the Grill

America’s Test Kitchen is, of course, an actual test kitchen in Brookline, Massachusetts, where the editors behind food-favorite publications Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country tirelessly test recipes until they’ve reached the self-proclaimed “best version.” With that in mind, it’s almost an understatement to say Master of the Grill is comprehensive on the subject of grilling; the Basics section alone contains 142 beef, lamb, poultry, fish, seafood, vegetable, tofu and fruit recipes. Once you’ve mastered those, head on to the Easy Upgrades section (like peach-glazed grilled chicken), followed by Serious Projects (think grilled lobster with chile butter). There are also helpful tips sprinkled throughout, plus an appendix of conversions and equivalents.

"Master of the Grill," by the editors at America's Test Kitchen, americastestkitchen.com

Nancy Stiles is the managing editor at Feast.