Smokin' & Grillin'with Aaron Brown Book Review

Smokin' & Grillin'with Aaron Brown Book Review

Title: Smokin' and Grillin' with Aaron Brown: More Than 100 Spectacular Recipes for Cooking Outdoors
Author: Aaron Brown
Published: April 2, 2024, Harvard Common Press
No. of Pages: 208
Cover Price: $19.58 Hardcover $14.99 Kindle

Anyone who likes to grill or use their smoker will love Aaron Brown’s cookbook, Smokin' and Grillin' with Aaron Brown: More Than 100 Spectacular Recipes for Cooking Outdoors. This excellent cookbook is full of great recipes and tips to make fabulous smoked and grilled dishes. Each of the chapters in this cookbook is divided into grilled dishes and smoked dishes. The recipes are written in the traditional manner with the ingredients listed first, followed by step-by-step instructions that are easy to understand and follow. Almost everyone loves food cooked outdoors, and Aaron Brown presents mouthwatering dishes that are not only appealing to everyone – even the pickiest of eaters – but also attractive to serve.

Brown includes recipes that most of us grill and smoke such as ribs, marinated chicken, hamburgers, pork chops, and even seafood that have his own twist and also beer can chicken He also includes several recipes for things like stuffed chicken breasts and stuffed hamburgers. There are also recipes for baked beans in the smoker as well as macaroni and cheese and chicken and sausage gumbo. There are also some basic sauces and marinades, most with minimal ingredients, most of which are already in well stocked kitchens. Many of the dishes include beautiful, professional photographs, which is a real plus.

All told, this cookbook gives readers the best of both worlds: basic grilling and smoking with several unusual and innovative things you can cook or smoke. It has wonderful ideas and every time I look at this book my queue of “must cook soon” becomes longer.

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

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