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Weber's Big Book of Grilling

By Jamie Purviance and Sandra McRae

Weber's Big Book of Grilling 
Fire up your grills. The time for backyard barbecues, neighborhood parties, and delicious, fresh summertime food is upon us and once again Chronicle Books and Weber have teamed up to bring you the most comprehensive grilling guide to hit the shelves. Destined to become a sauce-stained classic, it's packed with 350 of the tastiest and most reliable recipes, hundreds of mouthwatering full-color photographs, and countless sure-fire, time-honored techniques and tricks of the trade guaranteed to turn anyone into a barbecue champion. Food tastes better on the grill and Weber's Big Book of Grilling gives pros and novices alike the opportunity to savor everything from Duck Wraps with Asian Slaw to Mango Tango Pork Chops to Chocolate Cake—all prepared on the grill!

No matter what your fancy—be it beef, pork, lamb, game, poultry, fish & seafood, or strictly vegetarian—there is something in Weber's Big Book of Grilling for everyone. and each section comes armed with tips and techniques for grilling to perfection. Are you a burger buff? From the tried-and true Classic Bacon Cheeseburger to the more daring Black Thai Burgers with Gingered Shiitakes, these are serious burgers for the serious burger-lover. and with a recipe for making your own ketchup, what more could you want? There are recipes for every type and cut of beef you might want to grill. New York Strips with Roasted Garlic Butter, Szechwan Sirloin Steak, Mexican Flank Steak, Filet Mignon with Cremini-Wine Sauce, Beef Ribs with Cabernet Sauce and Garlic, and Herb-Crusted Slow-Smoked Prime Rib are only a sampling of what you might prepare. Pork, apple cider, jalapeño, and vinegar conspire to make a tenderizing glaze for irresistible baby backs on the Baby Back Ribs with Spiced Apple-Cider Mop dish. If you're ever interested in turning your backyard into a first-class luau, the Aloha Grill-Roasted Pig is perfect! The Cedar-Smoked Pork Loin with Pineapple Salsa and pantry Pork Chops are simple yet succulent. Rack of Venison with Cran-Currant Sauce and Buffalo Strip Steaks with Lusty Red Wine Sauce are a couple of outstanding options for those with a more sophisticated palate.

And because no meal is complete until dessert has been served and because even fruit tastes better on the grill, Weber's Big Book of Grilling offers a variety of delectable treats that will undoubtedly have you coming back for seconds. Scrumptious desserts include Grilled Pears with Pound Cake and Caramel Sauce, Peaches with Raspberry Sauce and Lemon Cream, Grilled Figs and Goat Cheese Drizzled with Honey, and the updated version of those nostalgic Gourmet S'Mores we all know and love.

For the chef who's barely flipped a burger to the local grilling guru, Weber's Big Book of Grilling has all the advice and all the fabulous food required to wow the neighborhood. This book is a must-have for every backyard kitchen.


Buy the Book!


Weber's Big Book of Grilling
By Jamie Purviance and Sandra McRae
Chronicle Books, May 2001
Paperback, $22.95
416 pages, 133 color photographs throughout
ISBN: 0-8118-3197-3
Information provided by the publisher.


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