Tuesday, March 3, 2009

39. Weber's Big Book of Grilling

I finished up another book just for fun. It is a mix of a cookbook and a how-to book. I have always wanted to be able to grill well. Melissa told me in the past that I was good at grilling stuff, but honestly, I just set it on the grill waited awhile and when I thought it was done, Itook it off. I wasn't doing anything special. I wanted to get a feel for why things happened on the grill rather than hoping that I was doing things right. The book Weber's Big Book of Grilling did just that for me. It walked me through different things you can do on the grill. It talked about different techniques you can use while having things on the grill. It went through each type of meat or produce specifically and told of things to look for when purchasing the product, to how to know when it was done. This book was not the typical read, but it gave me knowledge that I have enjoyed getting to know and use over the past month.
While the book did give practical advice and education about things to do with/on the grill, it was also filled with different recipes to try out. I've only tried a few, but so far, things have gone well. The thing right now that I'm looking forward to most is having it be light out again when it is time for dinner. This grilling in the dark is getting old!
Through all this knowledge, I have learned that I will never again just buy ground beef, form it into a patty and throw it on the grill. There are so many things you can add to it to give it flavor and texture. I'm glad I picked this one up and look forward to what things I will do in the future on the grill.


Mom said...

You can cook something for me anytime. It's been years since I've had anything cooked on a grill, and I miss it very much. Hamburgers just don't taste the same cooked on a stove.

Matt Weis said...

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