Though there's the unspoken suggestion that Bobby Flay invented fire, Bobby Flay's Boy Meets Grill actually follows in a long tradition of outdoor cookery books, starting with James Beard's take on the subject, the many contributions of Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby, who truly opened wide the door to modern grilling, Phillip Stephen Schulz's Cooking with Fire and Smoke, and the remarkable Barbecue! Bible put together by Steven Raichlen that takes grilling global--to name just a few.
But Bobby Flay does have flair and he does have enthusiasm, and both show up on every page. In chapters that cover everything grillable--from burgers (they may be turkey, they may be tuna) to poultry to meat, vegetables, and fruit--Flay pushes hard on combinations of colors and textures, spices and flavors sure to excite the sleepiest palate on the beach. Check out a standard like Butterflied Chicken with Lemon, Garlic, and Basil, or something a little more exotic like Whole Lobster Smothered in Cascabel Chile Butter. What is the thought of Grilled Pork Loin Sandwiches with Spicy Mango Ketchup doing to your taste buds right about now?
The main caveat for these recipes: all are written to serve eight. And be sure to use common sense instead of some of the directions, such as cooking chopped garlic and shallots until soft in "almost smoking" hot oil, for four to five minutes. Hello. Where does soft stop and incinerated begin? --Schuyler Ingle
This is a good book ... easy to read and easy to do. While I have only cooked 50% of the recipes it's not for lack of trying. Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by Cozy Marks
Once again, Bobby Flay has produced another great book capturing his unique recipes. Utilizing ingredients that can be found at any major grocer, dishes are created with a... Read morePublished on May 23 2004 by D Downs
Don't waste your time unless you are a Bobby Flay groupie. Instead, try one of Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughy's books like "Thril of the Grill" or "License to... Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004
One of the most annoying personnalities on TV now has his own grilling book. Recipies are ok, but not the best grilling book by any means. Read morePublished on Dec 8 2003
This man knows how to cook! My husband took his hamburger tip and now he cooks GREAT hamburgers every time! He has so many delicious recipes in this book.Published on March 20 2002 by Melissa
Great cookbook, nothing bad in it. Highly reccomend the morrocon rubbed lamb with apricot chutney, It was a big hit at a party we gave. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2001 by "email@example.com"
This book shows you how to get the max flavor out of simple combinations. Everything is delicious (except the margarita recipe - blech). Read morePublished on May 25 2001 by Jennifer Christensen
WHEN I FIRST SAW BOBBY FLAY I THOUGHT HE WAS ORIGINAL AND THOUGHTFULL.
NO NO NO NO NO THIS BOOK IS HORRIBLE. Read more
I recieved this cookbook as a birthday gift not knowing who Bobby Flay truely was, and upon reading these wonderful and fairly simple recipes I was amazed. Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2000 by Scott Frazier