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Bibliobites in July: Barbecue Addiction by Bobby Flay

 

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We thought summer might be a good time to explore the thrill of the grill, so this month found us knee-deep in smoke boxes, rubs, and hot fires!  People found the book visually pleasing (with lots of drool-worthy photos) and well laid out. Our experienced grillers were motivated to try new techniques, such as using a smoke box.  Newbies found lots of helpful tips, including charts to let us know “When is it Done?” and “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Flavor.”  Most people strongly agreed with the basic (but often ignored) tip to let grilled meats rest after cooking.

Recipes that the group tried and liked included:

p. 117 Tuscan rosemary-smoked whole chicken – a first attempt at using wood chips turned out great. Tip -Remember to read the recipe all the way through before starting to get the timing right.
p. 128 Peruvian chicken
p. 159 Italian sausage hoagies – “Delicious”
p. 182 Grilled strip steaks – were very good and the garlic aioli sauce was highly recommended
p. 199 Pimento cheese-bacon burgers – we all got to try a sample of the pimento cheese – YUM
p. 241 – Grilled tuna with caramelized onions – a quick dish with a very good relish

Non-grillers focused on the excellent sides.  Top marks were given to:
p. 54  Grilled asparagus with figs and cabrales – a tasty side for a steak or burger
p. 57  Guasacaca – guacamole with texture and an attitude
p. 90 Grilled peppers with feta and dill – delicious,not too spicy and can be made ahead
p. 91  New potato-corn chowder salad – mixed reviews- you need to like the tang of a German potato salad to appreciate this one.
p. 99  Brown sugar-rum grilled sweet potatoes – very tasty

Join us next month as we enjoy the bounty of summer vegetables – check out the book display near the Reader Services Desk,  and come to the next session on August 29th at 11 AM.

 

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1 comment to Bibliobites in July: Barbecue Addiction by Bobby Flay

  • Carole

    Blueberry Cake
    From Carole a member of CPL Bibliobites

    Ingredients

    1 ½ cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    ½ cup shortening ( margarine, butter, or Cisco)
    1 egg
    1 cup sugar
    1/3 cup milk
    1 ½ cup floured blueberries
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    Small amount of cinnamon and sugar

    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
    Coat blueberries with some flour
    Separate egg yolk and white
    Mix flour, baking powder, shortening, egg yolk, sugar and milk
    Mix in blueberries
    Beat egg whites until stiff and mix into batter
    Put batter into a greased square pan ( 8×8 or 9×9)
    Mix sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle on top
    Bake 35-45 minutes until toothpick comes out clean
    Cool slightly, but can serve warm or cold

    We think the secret of this desert is in the separating and beating of the egg whites.

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