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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Must-Have Cookbooks for Those Who Love to Grill

Father's Day is just around the corner. If the man in your life loves to grill...I think he will appreciate the two cookbooks that I am reviewing today here on my foodie blog. These books make the perfect Father's Day gift for dad!

Title: Grill Skills
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4768-9
Synopsis: Would you like to be more confident in your grilling skills? Then this is the book for you. Do you consider yourself king or queen of the grill? If so, then this book for you, as well. In Grill Skills, professionals generously offer their very best tips, advice, and recipes. Mia Gahne explains how to whip up the perfect barbeque sauce. Tove Nilsson shares slightly tweaked traditional barbeque dinners with all the proper sides. Liselotte Forslin creates glorious barbeque buffets for all ages and tastes. Mia Öhrn conjures up the magic of grilled desserts. Bengt-Göran Kronstam gives expert advice on wines to go with your grilled meals. Catharina Lindenberg-Bernhardsson creates ambiance by imaginatively decorating around the grill. All this is accompanied by music selected by Jan Gradvall. This is the book where Tex-Mex meets the islands, the Mediterranean meets Sweden, and the tropics meet urban balconies—an indispensable grill book for all tastes.

My Thoughts: This is a very nice hardcover book that covers everything that you need to know about grilling. It covers the food, drinks, music, table settings, flowers and everything in between. A great book to use everyday for the recipes or use it when you are entertaining friends & family. The book is comprehensive with 160 pages and beautiful photography throughout.

Some of the recipes found within the pages of this book include: Margarita Shrimp, Tender Ribs Country Style, Strawberry Salsa, Itty Bitty Burgers, Heston's Potatoes and more!
Title: The Little Smoker Book
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4772-6
Synopsis: This introduction to home smoking provides beginner smokers with information and delicious recipes for grilling, barbecuing, and smoking. It will give people who have not worked with a smoker on their own the tools and know-how to embark on this popular cooking method. Learn the basics of various kinds of smokers – barrel, water or bullet, and ceramic – to determine the best one for you. Get tips for determining the right type of firing -- with wood or charcoal, as well as for selecting your home smoking accessories. There is also guidelines for the maintenance of your smoker. With 44 color images and recipes for pastes and marinades, pulled pork, brisket, chicken wings, ribs, brined dragon drumsticks, and sumptuous peach and fruit cobbler, you will be enjoying the “low and slow” in no time at all.

My Thoughts: This is a softcover book that will teach you how to use a smoker and how to get into the top level of grilling. The book starts out with explaining to you the difference among different types of smokers and gives you a checklist of gear that you will need. This book is jam-packed with all kinds of smoker information and professional tips to help you get started or to improve upon the skills that you already have.

The book has 80 pages with beautiful foodie photography throughout. Some of the recipes you will find inside are: Jalapeno Lime Marinade, Mojo Marinade, Classic Coleslaw, Non-Classic Brisket, Hot & Sweet Chicken Wings, Cowboy Beans, Brined Dragon Drumsticks and many more!

As I previously stated, Father's Day is just around the corner and both of these grilling cookbooks would make the perfect gift for dad. You can find these two books and hundreds of others by shopping online at Schiffer Publishing.

Disclaimer: Shelly H. has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.

1 comment:

jopb said...

Both of these books, one for grill skills and one for smoking sound great for any griller, Dad or not.