Hot times are ahead when you play with fire! From Cheryl and Bill Jamison, preeminent grilling and barbecue authorities, come 300 sizzlingly satisfying all-American recipes guaranteed to release the inner griller in every backyard cook. This award-winning cooking team shows you how to create a tremendous variety of terrific grilled food, from hot burgers and haute dogs to serious steaks and sizzling seafood, from fired-up pizzas and crisp vegetables to finger lickin' good deserts. Born to Grill is a celebration of the elemental glories of grilling and the deliciously unpretentious and imaginative flavors that emerge from the primal encounter of food and flame. Recipes include: Pale Ale Porterhouse, Old-Timey Big Un Burger, Crunchy Kraut Dog, Chilehead Pork and Corn Skewers, Stout Country Ribs, Calypso Chicken Breasts, Hot-to-Trot Turkey Legs, Two-Fisted Swordfish Sandwich, Sizzled Shrimp with Lemon Noodles, Vegetables Verde Quesadilla, Honeyed Baby Onions, Georgia Peaches with Praline Crunch, Grilled Banana Split
Authors of fifteen cookbook and travel guides, Cheryl and Bill Jamison write with passion and wit about barbecue, American home cooking, the food and culture of the Southwest, and tropical beach travel. Considered leading authorities on each of these topics, the Jamisons are among the nation's most-lauded culinary professionals, with honors that include four James Beard Awards, an IACP award, and numerous other awards. Bon Appetit has pronounced the Jamisons "the king and queen of grilling and smoking." They are the authors of many books, including the best-selling Smoke & Spice, which has sold over one million copies, and The Border Cookbook. When not busy researching, developing recipes, or writing, the Jamisons are frequent guest instructors at many prestigious cooking schools, including Les Gourmettes in Phoenix and Central Market's five Texas locations. Cheryl is a guest instructor at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, teaching traditional and contemporary Southwestern and Mexican cooking. She is also a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Slow Foods, and past president of Friends of the Santa Fe Area Farmers' Market and the Northern New Mexico chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier. Bill grew up in Texas, understanding from birth that smoked brisket was the food of gods. Cheryl grew up in rural Illinois, where 'barbecue' was a Sloppy Joe, so she had some catching up to do. For two decades they have lived in Tesuque, New Mexico, just outside of Santa Fe, in a converted adobe dairy barn shaded by fruit trees.