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This gimmicky cookbook, printed on the stiff, cardboard pages more often seen in picture books for infants, offers a set of exceedingly easy recipes for the fellow whose favorite kitchen tool is the can opener. Promising to make any man "king of the grill," Joachim (A Man, A Can, A Plan) presents recipes in simple equations, with photographs of all the main ingredients stacked in basic, arithmetical order (in other words, one barely needs to know how to read): a can of beer plus a can of chopped jalapenos plus a flank steak plus flour tortillas (along with a few seasonings and garnishes) renders a plate of reasonably tasty Beer-Flamed Fajitas; a can of chicken broth plus a can of light coconut milk plus a lime plus some boneless chicken breasts and spices makes Spicy Bangkok Birdies. Running alongside the images are drill-sergeant directions on how to combine the ingredients: "In a big bowl, nuke everything but the chicken....Dump in the chicken....Fire up your grill," run the Bangkok Birdies instructions. With ingredients ranging from soda pop to SPAM (Pakistani Pork Chops call for the former, while the latter appears in SPAM Cordon Bleu and Mushroom SPAMwiches), and from Pringles to refrigerated pizza dough, this is not a book for the seriously health conscious, though fat and calories are listed and are often reasonable. Rather, it seems geared toward the busy good ol' boy craving a manly meal, to whom a "perfectly roasted whole chicken...with an open beer can stuck up its...um...orifice" (the recipe for Beer-Can Chicken) sounds appealing.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Board book edition.
Twenty years ago, the first chicken I ever cooked on a grill burst into flames before I opened the lid to turn it. I wish A Man, a Can, a Grill had been there before that happened. Thanks to David Joachim, I'll never set a chicken on fire again. (Don Mauer, author of A Guy's Guide to Great Eating)
These easy, flavorful recipes for the grill are streamlined and smart. Real food--so good that no one will ever guess your secret is in the can. (Andrew Schloss, author of Cooking with Three Ingredients and Dinner's Ready) --This text refers to the Board book edition.
Great gift for any guy who love to grill. It is a really great gift for the guy or gal who is starting out on thier own. Shipping was fine.Published 3 months ago by cjosea101
I bought this for my step-father for Christmas. He's made several of the recipes & all have turned out tasty. I think this would be a great gift for a bachelor or newlywed couple.Published 14 months ago by timswife
Hubby has made a few things from this book, and a few are hits around here. The stew is his favorite. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Suzique
bought it as a last minute Christmas present for my son, hes just starting to master the grill. he was excited to try a fewPublished 19 months ago by Joni