3 Grilled Dishes for Alfresco Dining

Frances Schultz shares a trio of easy, high-flavor dishes from her book CALIFORNIA COOKING AND SOUTHERN STYLE (Skyhorse, 2019)
California Cooking and Southern Style: 100 Great Recipes, Inspired Menus, and Gorgeous Table Settings by Frances Schultz (Skyhorse, 2019)

Frances Schultz collaborated with the talented chef Stephanie Valentine to develop the recipes for California Cooking and Southern Style (Skyhorse, 2019). That doesn’t mean it takes a chef to prepare them. Frances told us her criteria for the book was that every recipe had to be accessible, super reliable, and “99 percent of the ingredients you can get at the Piggly Wiggly in Tarboro” (the North Carolina town where she grew up).



A silver dish of bagna cauda on a platter of sliced colorful sweet peppers, tomatoes, assorted breads for dipping, and grapes

Bagna Cauda with vegetables

Platter filled with Chicken and Shrimp Kebabs, garnished with fresh basil

Photo courtesy of Frances Schultz

Grilled Chicken & Shrimp Kabobs with Lemon Yogurt Vinaigrette.

Grilled Steak la Zaca on wooden cutting board with bunch of rosemary

A New Orleans-style BBQ sauce with a California-Southern spin tops this juicy ribeye.