About the Book
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.
About the Author
Jennifer Chandler graduated at the top of her class with Le Grand Diplome and a Mention Tres Bien in Pastry from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She moved back to her hometown of Memphis and in 1999 opened Cheffie’s Market and More, a prepared foods market and bakery. Voted best new restaurant in Memphis, Cheffie’s received much acclaim and many awards. Jennifer is a full-time mom of two little girls, a freelance magazine writer and a professional salad eater.
I can always use new recipes for how to make food yummy. I am not the best cook and definitely not an expert at grilling, so this book is so handy to have on hand for new ideas and inspiration. There is TONS more to this book than just hamburgs and hotdogs!
I appreciate that the first section is “Grilling 101.” I usually just turn the grill on and hope for the best, that everything gets cooked but not to the point of burnt. This was a great tutorial for someone like me to get started with.
The chapters include:
- Vegetables and Sides
- Sweet Endings
I have never heard of grilling salads (Grilled Caesar Salad) and desserts (Chocolate-Hazelnut and Banana Panini) so that’s where I headed first and, “WOW!” So many different and unique things to try. While looking through all of the recipes there were some ingredients that I don’t usually have on hand but many that I do. This book is definitely going to challenge me out of my “food comfort zone,” and it sounds like a lot of fun.
Summer’s almost here, and I can’t wait to bust out my new grilling moves. Who wants to come on over for some backyard, grilling, fun times?
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