James Beard's Treasury of Outdoor Cooking

James Beard's Treasury of Outdoor Cooking

James Beard's Treasury of Outdoor Cooking

James Beard's Treasury of Outdoor Cooking is a great vintage cookbook for the person who loves to grill, smoke or barbecue.  As one would expect from James Beard, the cookbook is outstanding.  Not only are the recipes well planned, but the graphics and presentation in the cookbook are exceptional.  In addition to the images for the recipes, included throughout the cookbook are various works of art from museums around the world.  Originally published in 1960, this cookbook is a James Beard Classic.   Beard states in his introduction "the taste of the outdoors lends a wonderful air of festivity and well-being to a meal.  That's why I  wrote this book. It's been my aim to enable you to savor this atmosphere fully, wherever you live."

My copy of this great cookbook is missing the dust jacket, the image above is a copy of the inside title page.  The image below is a copy of the outside cover without the dust jacket, notice the image of the sun that continues onto the title page. 

James Beard Outdoor Cooking Cover



Sections of the cookbook include: 

  • Introduction
  • Grilling
    • Beef
    • Lamb
    • Veal
    • Pork
    • Variety Meats
    • Games
    • Poultry and Fowl
    • Fish and Seafood
    • Standard Cuts of Meat
    • Fire, Fuel, and Equipment
  • Spit & Skewer Cooking
    • Beef
    • Lamb
    • Veal
    • Pork
    • Poultry and Fowl
    • Game
    • Fish and Seafood
    • Cookin on Top of the Table
  • Pit Roasting
    • Open-pit Barbecue
    • Closed-pit Barbecue
    • Clambake
    • Luau
    • Permanent Open Pit
  • Smoking Cooking
    • Cold Smoking and Hot Smoking
    • Equipment
    • Marinade
    • Smoked Delicacies
  • Outdoor Complements
    • Appetizers and Hors d'Oeuvres
    • Appetizers Off the Grill
    • Seasonings
    • Pastas
    • Sauces
    • Dessert Sauces
    • Sauces and What They Go With
    • Salads
    • Breads
    • Cheese, Fruit, and Dessert
    • Ways to Serve Fruit
  • Picnics & Trips
    • En Route to a Weekend
    • A luxury Picnic for Two
    • A Beach Picnic
    • Tailgate Picnic for Four
    • The First Picnic in Spring
    • Going to the Game
    • Picnic for the Children
    • Rich, Elegant Picnic for Ten
    • Cooking for Campers
    • Cooking for Mariners
  • Large Parties
    • Summer Lunch for Twenty
    • Ladies' Lunch on a Rainy Day
    • Beach Breakfast for Twenty
    • Sunday Luncheon for Thirty
    • HolidayCookout for Twenty-five
    • Fishing Cookout
    • Old-Fashioned Chicken Fry
    • Buffet for Twenty
    • Teen-Age Party
    • Cocktail Party for One Hundred
    • Patio Dinner for Fifteen
    • An Evening Party for Twenty-Five
  • Outdoor Drinks
    • Cocktails
    • Punches
    • Non-Alcoholic Drinks
    • Wines
    • Liqueurs
    • Coffee
    • Tea
  • The Larder
  • Index

James Beard
The Ridge Press, Inc
Year Published
Number Pages