For some reason barbecuing food is one of those things that should, in theory, be nice and simple to do yet for many people it can be something of a disaster or just the same old burgers, sausages and maybe slightly charred sweetcorn.
Yet magazines and books are full with pictures of brightly-coloured, luxuriant food that looks like it has sprang gaily from the barbecue and onto the plate without a care in the world. How do they do it?
Well this little BBC Food book is not going to make you into a seasoned grill master or show you the exact tools you might need to achieve your heart's desire, but it will give you a wide range of recipes for barbecue and grill dishes that will help remove the "samey samey" aspect of your barbecue and, perhaps, inspire you to try things you had never considered before or thought to be well out of your reach.
In total 101 different recipes covering meats, fish and sea food, vegetarian food, salads, salsas and sides as well as a range of drinks and deserts are covered.
These little BBC Food guides follow a tried-and-tested formula. A clear set of signposts leading to a full colour image of the dish, flanked by a clearly written narrative, ingredients list and instructions. Concise yet to the point and one of the key selling points of this series is that each recipe has been tested by at least three separate people to hopefully smooth out any inconsistencies or unclarity that might have otherwise exist - and in all of our trials this has reached the mark and shot past to boot.
These little books do not focus on the techniques, histories or even the egos of the chefs concerned, but focuses solidly on its subject, providing a great little set of recipe resources for a very reasonable price. On that basis alone they come highly recommended.
- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing; 1 edition (26 March 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781846077241
- ISBN-13: 978-1846077241
- ASIN: 1846077249
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.4 x 15.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
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