Mastering the Grill

Mastering the Grill

The Owner's Manual for Outdoor Cooking

By Andrew Schloss; David Joachim; Alison Miksch (Photographer)

Chronicle Books (CA), Paperback, 9780811849647, 415pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2007

Grilling is a science, and it's only when you understand the science of grilling that you can transform it into an art. That's what makes "Mastering the Grill" a standout on the cookbook shelf. From equipment (grill types and tools) to fire (wood, charcoal, or gas) to ingredients (meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables), the authors have shared their impressive grilling know-how to explain the whys and the howsand guarantee the wowsclearly and comprehensively. In addition to hundreds of tips and techniques, this ultimate guide is packed with how-to illustrations and mouthwatering photographs plus 350 surefire recipeseverything from rubs and marinades to appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts. "Mastering the Grill" is a master class in cooking, destined to become a sauce-stained, well-thumbed classic.

About the Author
Andrew Schloss is a well-known teacher, food writer, and food product developer. Schloss has authored many cookbooks and countless food articles. His first book, "Fifty Ways to Cook Most Everything", was a Book-of-the-Month-Club Main Selection. "The Science of Good Food" (co-authored with David Joachim) won an IACP Cookbook Award, and their book "Mastering the Grill "was a "New York Times" best-seller. Schloss is also the author of "Homemade Soda." He is a past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and lives outside Philadelphia with his wife, Karen, and their incredibly well-fed dog.

David Joachim has edited, written, or contributed to 30 books on food, cooking, and related matters. He received the 2006 IACP Award for The Food Substitutions Bible.

Nancie McDermott is a food writer and cooking teacher specializing in the cuisine of Thailand, where she spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her food articles have appeared in numerous magazines, and she is the author of the perennially popular cookbook, Real Thai.