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Sam the Cooking Guy: Just Grill This! Paperback – April 5, 2011
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sam the cooking guy's awesomely delicious guide to grilling.
just grill this! features Sam the Cooking Guy's simple, delicious, and occasionally unconventional recipes for cooking anything on the grill. With his trademark irreverence and humor, Sam demystifies the age-old process of cooking with fireand he leaves nothing out. From things "not normally grilled" like salad and pizza, to a week's worth of burgers, seafood, and even dessertsit's all here. With just grill this!, you may never see the inside of your kitchen again.
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I quit a job at a San Diego biotech company in July of 2001 to try to get a travel show, with me as the host on the air. The fact that I had zero travel or even television experience didn't seem to matter. I felt I could be at least as good as some of the people on TV - and maybe even better. But a month before a trip to shoot demo footage in Tokyo and Hong Kong, September 11th hit - and that changed everything.
I decided to stick with TV, but switched from travel to cooking. OK, still no experience but did it really matter at this point? So I shot a demo and a couple months later ended up with a twice-weekly 2-minute cooking segment on a local morning news program. Sweet. Not paid, but still sweet.
The segments caught on and grew into a 30-minute show appropriately named 'Sam the Cooking Guy' - an irreverent mix of humor and easy-to-replicate recipes that have won 11 Emmy awards. Then Discovery Health came along and I ended up producing 'Just Cook This' which featured my same offbeat style with more easy-to-prepare, great-tasting recipes that also happen to be healthy. It's true - healthy doesn't have to taste like crap.
I'm still known for my 'big in taste and small in effort' philosophy, and have proven that as a frequent guest on The Today Show (the NY Times called me a regular). In fact, my visit there with Kathie Lee Gifford has now been watched over 600,000 times on YouTube. And Howard Stern has called me his 'hero' because of it. Crazy, I know.
My first cookbook, 'Just a Bunch of Recipes' was released in March of 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, and book two, 'Awesome Recipes & Kitchen Shortcuts' will be released in April of 2010.
Top Customer Reviews
Pepper Chili Sauce
½ cup chili sauce
2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
If you already thanked me for the ketchup version, we're good.
Go back to eating.
Zien writes with a good sense of wit; however, this humor is not for everyone and at times somewhat forced.||Brief sidebars labeled BTW are scattered throughout the book giving good, useful, sometimes additional recipe information.Read more ›
As usual, his candor is refreshing.
My only beef is the editing. Some pages only have a few sentences on them like they were trying to make the book longer. The recipes are written in two different formats depending on the space needed. Not cool and frustrating at times when you are used to a certain format (why columnize the directions?!)
Grilled pizza is calling my name and so are grilled sandwiches. Boy, is that an obvious miss. Of course a grilled sandwich should be grilled! Why didn't I think of that.
Can he top my favorite two books of his? Let's hope because it is always a pleasant surprise after I cook one of his recipes and serve it.
I will definitely try his trick of taking a barbecue item to a barbeque. Move your burgers over, you've got to try this!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have attended Sam's classes twice here in San Diego. He is a great guy and accomplished ChefPublished 6 months ago by Leslie R. Merrithew
Love Sam, bought this book after he cooked dinner for our group of friends. Recipes are easy to do and delicious. I now own all of his cookbooks and they are well used!Published 15 months ago by Anne fff
I love Sams cookbooks!! Amazing easy delicious meals! And he's a funny guy some explanations make me laugh every time I skim them over! Read morePublished 16 months ago by shoes4me!
I bought this for my husband because he loves to grill. What I love is that I would catch him referring to this book quite often! Written in classic Sam-style. Read morePublished 16 months ago by M. BOWMAN
Great instructions without a lot of unnecessary information. This was worth every penny and more.Published 17 months ago by Chris Thompson
Great Cookbook at a great price. Sam is very entertaining with sensible recipes.Published 19 months ago by Todd Thelen
Love this guy. he has a sense of humor when he had his tv show. Great book for any person starting out on their own.Published 20 months ago by D. Ryan
I love this guy and wish his program was still on. Every one of his dishes that we've tried is delicious!Published on January 11, 2014 by Theresa Cianciolo
Grilling for those who'd rather enjoy their time with guests than constantly in front of the grill and not worrying about whether the food will be great or not. Read morePublished on October 19, 2013 by kristinakay