on 14 June 2002
This is a different type of thing! As Erlandson takes you by the hand and, like a prep school teacher, explains everything, so Ainsley explodes from the page with his contagious enthusiasm and you can almost hear his voice as you read his words! The photography is sensational in itself and the recipes are so simple to follow (and genuine- my wife is a hesitant Barbecuer, preferring to let me cook, but she has had no problems following Ainsley's instructions). Try saying Succulent Seared Scallops or Lazy Lemon Rubbed Steak without your mouth watering! It's fabulous, it's fun, it's summer and get those charcoals burning! Even if the summer turns out to be a damp squib most of these recipes work in a kitchen, especially with gas, so get this book in your collection! You'll thank me for this!
on 24 August 1999
As Ainsley says in his book, most of these recipies (not that I've tried them all - yet!) can be cooked indoors - or even barbied in the garage.
Just as well, 'cos living in the North East of Scotland we don't get many weather windows for barbecuing, but Ainsley to the rescue. Savour the flavour even if the sun doesn't shine! - try Jim's fire-glazed duck with fresh plum dipping sauce - yummy!
Smokin' hot - this book's a winner!
on 23 May 2000
I just bought this book, and I love it! It has wonderful recipes and entertaining pictures and lots of useful information. I can't wait to start up my grill, though, not that I would always have to. The recipes can be made indoors or out! Can't beat that! Thanks Ainsley!