Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Book Review - "Simply Grilling"

I just love the whole thought of grilling, I love the smell of food cooking on the grill and how foods taste when they are grilled. However, I have personally not really used a grill too much. Therefore, I was thrilled to receive a copy of Jennifer Chandler's "Simply Grilling!" Not only is this cookbook filled with recipes and beautiful illustrations of each recipe, but it also has tips for grilling in general and she does not assume that you are a grilling expert, but someone who needs guidance, which I need! With the weather getting warmer, it is getting to be the time of the year when grills are fired up and after looking thumbing through this book, I am excited for grilling weather. Not only am I excited to try out some of the meat recipes, but also some sides and desserts including "Smoky Steak Fries" and "Chocolate-Hazelnut Banana Panini" as these both sound and look delicious!

Book Description from the publishers:
If your grilling repertoire is limited to burgers and hot dogs, it might be time to reconsider your grill’s true potential. Think beyond that typical backyard menu, and imagine serving up a platter of skewered Caribbean Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa or a Balsamic Beef Tenderloin alongside an Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad. Memphis chef Jennifer Chandler has assembled everything a grilling amateur could possibly need to achieve pitmaster caliber results any night of the week. Whether you’re cooking with gas, charcoal, or cast iron, Simply Grilling will eliminate the uncertainty and have you manning the flames with confidence.
In her accessible style, Chandler explains everything—the tools, the heat, and the flavors. If you’ve always found grilling to be a guessing game, you’ll never have to wonder again if the heat is just right or if you flipped your food too soon. From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, Simply Grilling is your guide to delicious meals, hot off the grate.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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