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by Rob Rainford

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The Good Stuff

Exceptional variety in types of recipes
Beautiful photos accompanying all of the recipes
Author is Canadian (and wife said to mention that he is not bad to look at either)
Ingredients are easily found in all grocery stores
Recipes are relatively easy to make more the intermediate and up cook (wouldn't suggest this one to a beginner cook although my wife DID make the corn bread and said it was easy and straight forward)
The recipes we made all tasted fantastic
Thanks to this book we will now be able to have home cooked breads, biscuits, etc during the Summer (We don't like to heat up the house in the summer & you can make bread items on the bbq -- and it was really simple and quick)
Good introduction
Really thanks all the people that went in to the preparation of the cookbook and his career.
Recipes are very detailed and don't leave anything out - they are very easy to follow

The Not So Good Stuff

Recipes involve a lot of ingredients and a lot of prep time - I would rather have something more simple that I could throw on the bbq on a weeknight
Would benefit from including prep and cooking time for each recipe
Also thought it would be helpful to include a little chapter or paragraph on organizing a meal on the bbq
Wife says she will never eat asparagus unless it has been cooked on the BBQ from now on
Wife was less than impressed with the index, but it isn't bad, she's just picky

Favorite Recipes

Grilled Asparagus with Brown-Butter Sage & Parmesean - Pg 70

Crab-Filled Potato Boats - Pg 222

Cast Iron Skillet Biscuits - Pg 225 (Quick and Easy!)

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Maple-Mustard Glaze - Pg 194

Grilled Cornbread - Pg 82

Who Should/Shouldn't Use

Recommend more for the Intermediate and up cook (May frustrate beginners)
If you like to bbq, this is your book
Fans of Rob Rainford obviously will enjoy as well
Anyone who wants to learn to bake bread type items on the bbq and not heat up your house -- pick this up, it is worth the price of the book

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449015637, Paperback)

Chef Rob Rainford takes grilling to a whole new level--with over 100 recipes and 20 complete menus, all designed for your backyard barbeque.
 
For Rob, grilling is about entertaining. It's about gathering friends and family together and spending time cooking and eating outdoors. It's also about pushing the boundaries of what you think you can do on the grill. Born to Grill takes you where no other barbecue book has gone before ...
 
- 20 international menus, suitable for both charcoal and gas grilling
- Over 100 diverse recipes designed to mix and match
- Unique flavors and dishes from around the world
- Great for novices and grill masters alike
 
Born to Grill includes advice on the tools and equipment you'll need to grill like a pro. It also unveils the Rainford Method--a set of techniques designed to take your barbecuing to the next level. Born to Grill gives you all you need to master your grill, embrace the outdoor cooking experience and wow your friends and family with delicious dishes from around the globe--all in your own backyard.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:26:49 -0400)

Shares advice on tools and techniques for grilling and provides twenty international menus that include lamb, seafood, veal, sides, and even salads.

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