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Buy it - Cook it - Eat it!
on 7 August 2009
I love cooking and have a large collection of books, but this book really stands out on my bookshelf. When I'm flicking through a recipe book, maybe 5-10% of the recipes appeal either because they sound nice, or there's a nice picture. This book stands out for the sheer number of recipes that make me want to fire up the barbecue - or grill, because this book includes directions for both.
For the first barbecue, I literally could not decide what to make, as it all sounded wonderful (quite a rarity in a cookbook, in my experience) - so I ended up preparing four recipes. My carnivorous yet usually reserved husband loved it enough to ask 'Where did this come from - it's really good!'
The photos are great, as is to be expected from a Dorling Kindersley publication. The recipes are straightforward and very easy to follow, and as already mentioned, there's detailed instructions for cooking on both the barbecue and the grill indoors - so poor weather is no longer either a problem or an excuse!
If you're looking to perk up your barbecue repertoire after years of same old same old, then buy this book. It'll be a very long time before you'll need another.