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Simply Grilling: 105 Recipes for Quick and Casual Grilling Hardcover – April 16, 2012
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About the Author
Jennifer Chandler graduated at the top of her class with Le Grand Diplôme and a Mention Très Bien in Pastry from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.She is a full-time mom to two daughters in Memphis, Tennessee,and is a freelance food writer, restaurant consultant, and the author of Simply Salads, Simply Suppers , and Simply Grilling .
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I had the opportunity to receive and give honest review of Chandler's latest book, Simply Grilling, a follow up in the "Simply" family of books she has started with precursors being Simply Salads, and Simply Suppers. I have not seen either of these two previous books, but after experiencing Simply Grilling, you can bet I'm headed to my local library to look it up!
In the day of easy to search recipes, exhaustive lists, and twists on every classic meal available online, an actual paper copy cookbook would have to have a few basic elements for me to even want to look at it.
1) Pictures- photographs that highlight what the food is supposed to resemble if you've followed the directions
2) Easy Searching and well organized
3) Tips or ideas for slight changes if you don't have the ability to quite do the recipe as listed
Simply Grilling offers all of these. My absolute favorite aspect of this cookbook (and honestly its the best I've seen in any cookbook I've encountered) are the large and detailed photographs. The basic layout is a photograph on one whole page, withe the recipe on its corresponding right side. SO AWESOME! I can tell almost with a glance at the title and the picture if it is a recipe worth looking into for my family. I also love the various tips she put at the bottom of each recipe. Icons represent whether they could be done inside on a grill pan, what could be done ahead of time, cooking tips, variations, a marinate icon to let you know at a glance if you shouldn't be starting a recipe at 4:45 and wanting to eat at 5 :) The first few pages of helpful grilling hints, understanding grilling gear, and how to deal with marinades and rubs were also a great element to this book. The recipes were well organized and had a great index in the back.
The only slight complaints I have about the book is that there are not enough meat recipes, and many of the ones that were there were more sauces and salsas disguised as meat grilling recipes. While the chapter was in the top right hand corner of each page, I would have loved a color block that was larger or along the side so it was a little quicker and easier to find the section I was looking for.
While I still think the I will use my online recipe resources, this is a great cookbook to have on hand and would make a GREAT gift to someone you know who loves to grill.
*I was given a copy of the cookbook in exchange for an honest review by book sneeze and Thomas Nelson publishers
It is rare I review cookbooks but am glad I took a chance on this one. The photography in this book is amazing almost good enough to eat off the page.
Majority of people love to grill, whether it be inside or out. This book is amazing. The instructions are easy to follow, the ingredients are simple and what you get is a product that the whole family would love to eat. It opens up the world beyond hamburger and hot dogs. The variety of foods mentioned gives a whole new meaning to the word grill.
Sections branches out to pork and fish and all the way to appetizers, vegetables, salads and desserts. Yes desserts! What a concept and I am loving that.
This book most definitely stands on its own in comparison to others of its kind. I received this as an ebook and need to go get a copy in hard cover. This will definitely add different dimensions to the phrase, "Mom, what's for dinner?"
As someone who collects cookbooks as a hobby this will add to my shelf. Jennifer thank you for creating this book.
I received this book for free in exchange for two honest reviews.
I just got a Kindle Fire and could not wait to read this book on here. This is a book about grilling differently beyond the typical hot dogs and hamburgers. There are sections that deal with poultry, seafood, breakfast and many other amazing options.
This book has color photos of each dish that they have given recipes. I love this addition on my Kindle Fire because it makes me hungry every time that I read a recipe and see the picture.
I also liked that a lot of the recipes had ingredients that many people could find in their grocery store.
I really liked the recipe for a Tbone steak with whiskey butter.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to cook differently for Memorial Day weekend or any summer grilling time.
I received this book as part of booksneeze.com `s blogging for books program.
Simply Grilling showed us how simple it was to do vegetables and seafood on the grill and it just opened up our eyes to so many more possiblilities than what we had been doing. We increased our grill usuage threefold and you can do alot of these recipes on your indoor grill as well with minor changes and that is great when it's too hot out or rainy to be doing outdoor grilling.
One other major thing I enjoy about Simply Grilling other than the wide assortment of food is each recipe has it's own page with photo along with cooking tips, suggested sides, and other neat info and not just a wad of pictureless recipes on a page.
I always knew you "could" do lots more with your grill but was always afraid to try it because it seemed to much trouble or time consuming and having this cookbook on my shelf gave me the encouragement I needed to try these new things.