Prime grilling season has officially arrived and in order to kick it off in style, Clarkson Potter is partnering with Grillocracy for an amazing giveaway!
Enter below for your chance to win a copy of one of the season’s hottest BBQ and grilling cookbooks -- MICHAEL SYMON’S PLAYING WITH FIRE: BBQ and More from the Grill, Smoker, and Fireplace by Michael Symon and Douglas Trattner (Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group). The winner also receives a Cuisinart Deluxe 20-piece grill set and a barbecue pit mitt glove.
When I first met Michael 10 or so years ago during a Super Bowl photo shoot, I knew that we would get along well as soon as I saw the pig tattoo on his right calf. His true passion for live fire cooking, however, truly shines in this cookbook. In addition to countless mouthwatering recipes, my favorite of which is the ultra creative fireplace chicken on a string (you’ve got to see it to believe it!), the countless photos will literally have you licking the pages. Equally, the book highlights several of the county’s top pitmasters, providing insight into their background and their signature dishes.
Here’s a bit more on the book and on Michael…
About the Book
Co-host of The Chew and celebrated Iron Chef and restaurateur Michael Symon returns to a favorite subject, meat, with his first cookbook focused on barbecue and live-fire grilling, with over 70 recipes inspired by his newest restaurant, Mabel's BBQ, in his hometown of Cleveland. In preparing to open his barbecue restaurant, Mabel's BBQ, Michael Symon enthusiastically sampled smoked meat from across America.
The 72 finger-licking, lip-smacking recipes here draw inspiration from his favorites, including dry ribs from Memphis, wet ribs from Nashville, brisket from Texas, pork steak from St. Louis, and burnt ends from Kansas City--to name just a few--as well as the unique and now signature Cleveland-style barbecue he developed to showcase the flavors of his hometown. Michael offers expert guidance on working with different styles of grills and smokers, choosing aromatic woods for smoking, cooking various cuts of meat, and successfully pairing proteins with rubs, sauces, and sides.
If you are looking for a new guide to classic American barbecue with the volume turned to high, look no further.
About the Author
Michael Symon cooks with soul, having grown up in a Greek and Sicilian family. The Cleveland native shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on Food Network and as a co-host on ABC’s The Chew. Michael is the chef and owner of more than 18 restaurants, including Lola and Mabel’s BBQ in downtown Cleveland, locals of B-Spot Burgers throughout the Midwest, and Angeline at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. He is also the author of five cookbooks, including Playing With Fire (Clarkson Potter, 2018). When he’s not working, Michael loves cooking at home, playing golf, gardening in the backyard and spending time with his wife Liz and their bulldog Ozzy.