The Thrill of the Grill: Techniques, Recipes, & Down-Home Barbecue

Chris Schlesinger, Author, Vincent Lee, Photographer, John Willoughby, With William Morrow Cookbooks $30 (400p) ISBN 978-0-688-08832-3
The ``new wave'' of grill cookery pits smoky tang against searingly hot seasonings. And fans of the capsicum genus will find plenty of it here: tabasco, serrano, jalapeno and habanero permeate recipes, with fresh ginger and garlic running a close second. Schlesinger, co-owner of the East Coast Grill in Cambridge, Mass., and coauthor Willoughby, a contributor to Cook's Magazine , seek raw, strong savor in what they serve. Some preparations are basic: grilled toast canapes, chicken hobo pack (a Boy Scout campground favorite) and barbecued bologna--``the cutting edge of new barbecue''--are well suited to beginning grillers. More intricate are the accompaniments suggested. Not all cooks, for example, will want to concoct their own banana-guava ketchup. And the authors' version of Valley-Girl-speak--they provide ``Totally Awesome Rosemary-Grilled Rabbit with Cumberland Sauce,'' and their grills, they say, ``just wanna have fun''--may amuse or annoy. Yet their enthusiasm for good times and good grilling is catching. Photos not seen by PW. Advertising; author tour; first serial to New Woman. (June)
Reviewed on: 06/14/1990
Release date: 06/01/1990
Paperback - 400 pages - 978-0-06-008449-3
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