Synopses & Reviews
“Back in the day when I was trying to make my culinary bones in the barbecue world, I sought out the wise guidance of Ardie Davis, channeling his inner barbecue shaman Remus Powers. In this book, his collected years of experience are available to everyone; this is a must-read for all barbecue adventurers.”—Chris Schlesinger, chef/owner, East Coast Grill, and co-author of Grill It!, Barbecue,
and Let the Flames Begin
"In this slim, attractive volume, outdoor cooking enthusiast Davis (America's Best BBQ) presents a varied take on the art of cooking over direct heat. Each of 25 techniques is paired with a recipe that best illustrates its merits, an approach that should raise eyebrows even among veteran grillers. While the bulk of Davis' techniques and recipes are simple (chicken grilled under a brick, burgers, roasted peppers), Davis is hardly timid; grillmasters will need a degree of trust and fortitude for Davis's Dirty Steak, in which inch-thick steaks are placed directly on the coals, and few will want to babysit Rendezvous-Style Baby Back Ribs for 45 minutes, turning them every five. As a tour of techniques, the book's variety will likely impress vets, and novices should gain some confidence with a variety of skills. Ultimately, though, Davis's guide to backyard cooking makes a better side than a main course." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Overwhelmed by the abundance of encyclopedic grilling books full of complicated recipes, many would-be outdoor cooks are missing what they need to become true masters of the grill: a firm handle on the basics. In this book, barbecue expert Ardie Davis shows readers how to master the perfect burger, grill on a plank, cook a whole fish, and much more. With color photos and recipes including Rendezvous-Style Baby Back Ribs, Grill-Seared Scallops, and Lime-and-Chile-Grilled Corn on the Cob, learning to grill has never been so delicious!
Barbecue expert Davis shows readers how to master the perfect burger, grill on a plank, cook a whole fish, and much more. With color photos and recipes, learning to grill has never been so delicious.
Grilling: Its not rocket science. But some cookbooks sure make it look that way. Not this one. In this short and sweet volume youll learn 25 essential techniques for cooking food on the grill, summed up in 25 delicious recipes that demonstrate those techniques. Its all essentials. ‘Nuff said. Armed with this concise and handy primer, anyone can become a grilling pro in no time.