Culinary Institute of America, Author, Ben Fink, Photographer . Lebhar-Friedman $35 (229p) ISBN 978-0-86730-905-8

New York State's famed C.I.A. takes backyard grilling up a level in this attractive volume, with an arsenal of tips for mastering the grill, whether it's charcoal or gas, using briquettes or wood chips, with a smoker or without. Expansive sections on meats, seafood and poultry are a given, but more unexpected fare, such as vegetables, breads and even breakfast (Toad in a Hole with Red Pepper Ketchup) and desserts (Grilled Banana Split with Homemade Ice Cream), get outdoor treatment as well. More than 175 uncomplicated but stylish recipes play with international influences, such as Guava-Glazed Baby-Back Ribs, Seafood Grill with Tamarind Glaze, Jerked Game Hens with Rice and Beans and Grilled Pineapple–Jícama Salsa, Grilled Ratatouille, Grilled Cubano Sandwich, Herbed Crêpes with Grilled Asparagus and Shallots, and Grilled Papaya and Mango Skewers with Lime Sorbet. Full-color, full-page photos by Ben Fink offer tantalizing peeks at the finished products. (Apr.)

Reviewed on: 01/16/2006
Release date: 03/01/2006
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