Man, a Can, a Grill: 50 No-Sweat Meals You Can Fire Up Fast

Man, a Can, a Grill: 50 No-Sweat Meals You Can Fire Up Fast

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by David Joachim, The Editors of Men's Health, Men's Health
     
 

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A Man, a Can, a Grill by David Joachim and the Editors of Men's Health

Take a man. Add a can. Now throw in a grill. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? But with the geniuses who brought you A Man, A Can, A Plan are calling the shots, any guy can turn his culinary carnage into a killer meal.

- Photos of most ingredients, so shopping is a breeze

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A Man, a Can, a Grill by David Joachim and the Editors of Men's Health

Take a man. Add a can. Now throw in a grill. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? But with the geniuses who brought you A Man, A Can, A Plan are calling the shots, any guy can turn his culinary carnage into a killer meal.

- Photos of most ingredients, so shopping is a breeze
- Instructions for charcoal and propane grills alike
- Options for vegetarians
- Other useful facts about the ingredients and grilling techniques
- Whether the menu calls for beer-basted chicken or shish kebabs, Joachim's approach to barbecuing will lure even the most inexperienced cook to slap on an apron.

Editorial Reviews

author of Cooking with Three Ingredients and Dinne Andrew Schloss
These easy, flavorful recipes for the grill are streamlined and smart. Real food—so good that no one will ever guess your secret is in the can.
From the Publisher

“Twenty years ago, the first chicken I ever cooked on a grill burst into flames before I opened the lid to turn it. I wish A Man, a Can, a Grill had been there before that happened. Thanks to David Joachim, I'll never set a chicken on fire again.” —Don Mauer, author of A Guy's Guide to Great Eating

“These easy, flavorful recipes for the grill are streamlined and smart. Real food--so good that no one will ever guess your secret is in the can.” —Andrew Schloss, author of Cooking with Three Ingredients and Dinner's Ready

Publishers Weekly
This gimmicky cookbook, printed on the stiff, cardboard pages more often seen in picture books for infants, offers a set of exceedingly easy recipes for the fellow whose favorite kitchen tool is the can opener. Promising to make any man "king of the grill," Joachim (A Man, A Can, A Plan) presents recipes in simple equations, with photographs of all the main ingredients stacked in basic, arithmetical order (in other words, one barely needs to know how to read): a can of beer plus a can of chopped jalapenos plus a flank steak plus flour tortillas (along with a few seasonings and garnishes) renders a plate of reasonably tasty Beer-Flamed Fajitas; a can of chicken broth plus a can of light coconut milk plus a lime plus some boneless chicken breasts and spices makes Spicy Bangkok Birdies. Running alongside the images are drill-sergeant directions on how to combine the ingredients: "In a big bowl, nuke everything but the chicken....Dump in the chicken....Fire up your grill," run the Bangkok Birdies instructions. With ingredients ranging from soda pop to SPAM (Pakistani Pork Chops call for the former, while the latter appears in SPAM Cordon Bleu and Mushroom SPAMwiches), and from Pringles to refrigerated pizza dough, this is not a book for the seriously health conscious, though fat and calories are listed and are often reasonable. Rather, it seems geared toward the busy good ol' boy craving a manly meal, to whom a "perfectly roasted whole chicken...with an open beer can stuck up its...um...orifice" (the recipe for Beer-Can Chicken) sounds appealing. (June) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579547677
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/16/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
46
Sales rank:
309,317
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 7.83(h) x 1.12(d)

Meet the Author


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.

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