Book: Cooking Backyard to Backcountry

If you like cooking outdoors but aren't exactly Bobby Flay when it comes to technique, then this book might help make your next blaze a little more enjoyable. With over 150 recipes and 12 cooking techniques, Cooking Backyard to Backcountry (Riverbend Publishing, $20) will teach you how to dig a proper barbecue pit, how to "stone boil" food, make a reflector oven, or make a hot stone slab. Written by a brother-and-sister team who grew on Blacktail Ranch, these are full-on meals that will actually satisfy your hunger and bring your inner chef outdoors. To boot, one of the authors is a registered dietitian. Savory Ribs with a side of Scenery? Yes, please.