Though there's the unspoken suggestion that Bobby Flay invented fire, Bobby Flay's Boy Meets Grill actually follows in a long tradition of outdoor cookery books, starting with James Beard's take on the subject, the many contributions of Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby, who truly opened wide the door to modern grilling, Phillip Stephen Schulz's Cooking with Fire and Smoke, and the remarkable Barbecue! Bible put together by Steven Raichlen that takes grilling global--to name just a few.
But Bobby Flay does have flair and he does have enthusiasm, and both show up on every page. In chapters that cover everything grillable--from burgers (they may be turkey, they may be tuna) to poultry to meat, vegetables, and fruit--Flay pushes hard on combinations of colors and textures, spices and flavors sure to excite the sleepiest palate on the beach. Check out a standard like Butterflied Chicken with Lemon, Garlic, and Basil, or something a little more exotic like Whole Lobster Smothered in Cascabel Chile Butter. What is the thought of Grilled Pork Loin Sandwiches with Spicy Mango Ketchup doing to your taste buds right about now?
The main caveat for these recipes: all are written to serve eight. And be sure to use common sense instead of some of the directions, such as cooking chopped garlic and shallots until soft in "almost smoking" hot oil, for four to five minutes. Hello. Where does soft stop and incinerated begin? --Schuyler Ingle
Bobby is the master griller - he is the king of the grill. I use this book all the time. It is nice that I can put it in my kitchen or outside while I am cooking and follow along. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Dad
This was a Christmas gift, and if I had more time I would have sent it back. Was listed as having "a wrinkle on the back cover. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Laura Gough
I bought this for my hubby when I bought him his first grill. I also purchased BF's "Grilling for Life". Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lisa
Good variety of easy to understand recipes from the master of the grill. Most of the recipes are good even for novices with easy to find ingredients.Published 12 months ago by E. M.
Didn't keep my interest like other Bobby Flay books I've read. I don't know if the black and white pictures turned me off or the many unnecessary pictures of him. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like watching Bobby Flay and this book has wonderful recipes ranging from very basic to somewhat fancy. Read morePublished 19 months ago by VJC
This was exactly what we wanted. I had ordered it as a Christmas gift and the person reciving the gift was very happy. Thank you!Published 20 months ago by Mstroud
This book has it all. Great book for general grilling. Complete from start to finish. Gives a great shopping list of what to have on hand as a basis for most of the recipes in... Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by Foxtrot Sierra