Chiles and Smoke Cookbook Review

Chiles and Smoke Cookbook Review

Title: Chiles and Smoke: BBQ, Grilling, and Other Fire-Friendly Recipes with Spice and Flavor
Author: Brad Prose
Published: March 21, 2023, Harvard Common Press
No. of Pages: 192
Cover Price: $26.99 Hardcover, $12.99 Kindle

Love the flavor and fire of chiles? If so, Chiles and Smoke: BBQ, Grilling, and Other Fire-Friendly Recipes with Spice and Flavor by Brad Prose is a cookbook that belongs on your shelf. This excellent cookbook has tons of good information about chiles, as well as smoking foods.

The recipes in this book are written in the traditional manner with ingredients first followed by succinct instructions. They are easy-to-follow and suitable for both beginning and advanced cooks. There are recipes for amazing sauces that have been enhanced with chile flavors, as well as smoked meats, chicken, and seafood. There are appetizers, salads, and side dishes. All of the dishes aren’t fiery; rather, because chiles range from mild to hot, there are dishes mild enough for families with children.

This cookbook includes beautiful and professional photographs of every dish, making it difficult to decide what to make next. As cooks peruse this cookbook, they will find that their “must make soon” queue is growing longer and longer. Most of the recipes are very appealing, and the only drawback to the book is that there should be more because it will be easy to get in the habit of cooking from this cookbook every day or so.

All told, if you are a chile lover and enjoy a smoky flavor, this is a “must have” book that belongs on the cookbook shelf. Highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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