Fruit for the Spirit, Meat for the Grill: Co-Founder of Traeger Woodfire Grills Shares Trade Secrets . . . with a Side of Wisdom

Fruit for the Spirit, Meat for the Grill: Co-Founder of Traeger Woodfire Grills Shares Trade Secrets . . . with a Side of Wisdom

by Randy Traeger

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Ever try to prepare a new meal without using the recipe? You may have all the cooking utensils, but without directions and the proper measurements, you could create a giant mess!

Preparing young men for manhood is no different. They need guidance, and to be instilled with the right "ingredients" to become men whose lives will honor their friends, families, and God. In Fruit for the Spirit, Food for the Grill, author and football coach Randy Traeger serves up sage advice for how men can be better husbands, fathers, co-workers, and friends, as well as leaders in their communities. Randy shares stories and practical steps toward adopting integrity, patience, kindness, honesty, self-discipline, and more.

As co-founder of the popular Traeger Woodfire Grills, Randy not only shares his best lessons for character development, he also shares his best barbecue recipes. Learn how to prepare mouth-watering, savory meat dishes, including beef brisket, prime rib, smoked teriyaki, and spare ribs. Don't be a half-baked man, missing a few ingredients! Join Randy, and thousands of others who've followed his example, in pursuing a virtuous lifestyle… becoming better men at life and at the grill!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940269863
Publisher: Deep River Books
Publication date: 06/23/2016
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Prior to his death in October 2017, Randy Traeger was the executive director of the Virtue First Foundation. He traveled the country, speaking on the importance of instilling positive virtues, and producing the "Virtue of the Week" internet broadcasts. Other books by Randy Traeger include The Encyclopedia of Virtue, Building Character, One Virtue at a Time, and The Voice of Virtue. An award-winning high school and collegiate football coach of 35 years, Traeger served as assistant coach and character coach for his alma mater, Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He has also enjoyed successful careers as a businessman (Traeger Grills), politician (mayor of Mt. Angel), restaurateur, firefighter, and medic. Traeger and his wife, Lynnette, raised seven children and seven grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction xi

1 Fathers 1

Manhood: Two Basic Ingredients 3

Cooking Time: Men Aged to Perfection 5

Who Is Cooking for Our Kids? 7

Wise Counsel for New Chefs 9

Burnt Cookies: Shame on Me 12

2 Beef 17

Prime Rib 18

Steak 19

Meat Loaf 19

Jerky 20

Beef Brisket 21

3 For Brothers 23

Helping Others Cook 24

Cooking Tips from the World's Best Chefs 26

Appetizers 28

A Great Cookbook 30

4 Poultry 33

BBQ Chicken 34

Smoked Teriyaki Turkey 34

Boneless Chicken Thighs 36

Chicken Quesadillas 37

5 For Teammates and Coworkers 39

Winners versus Losers 40

Artificial Ingredients 41

Lead Chefs and the Kitchen Crew 42

The Cold Within 43

Gentle Chefs 45

Kitchen Enthusiasm: Fake It 'Til You Make It 46

6 Pork 49

Spareribs 49

Pork Shoulder 50

Bone-In Ham 51

7 For Husbands 53

Cooking by Faith, Not by Sight 57

Moments of Truth in a Recipe 59

The Passion of Cooking 60

8 Fish 63

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon 64

Smoked Salmon 65

Fish Tacos 66

9 For Sons 69

No Self-Contemplation, No Great Recipes 70

The 20 Needs of Young Chefs 72

Hopeful Cooking 73

How to Be a Chef of Integrity 74

40 Developmental Ingredients for Adolescents 76

10 Side Dishes 81

Potato Wedges 81

BBQ Beans 82

Pea Salad 83

Cabbage Salad 84

Seafood Salad 85

11 For Friends 87

Walking the Fence of Manhood 88

Self-Discipline and Sticking to the Recipe 90

How to Cook More Friendliness 92

Conclusion 95

The End-All Recipe for Virtuous Manhood 95

Endnotes 101

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