Bbq Bash: The Be-All, End-All Party Guide, from Barefoot to Black Tie

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ReadHowYouWant.com, May 7, 2010 - Cooking - 438 pages
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Any party with Karen Adler and Judith Fertig at the helm is bound to be a success. With 100 creative, delicious recipes for entertaining with the grill or smoker, BBQ Bash is the key to partying with a touch of panache, from casual backyard get-togethers to more elaborate ''black-tie'' barbecues. The versatile dishes - from elegant appetizers and entrees, to refreshing sides and salads, to decadent desserts - offer all the flavor and flair of crowd-pleasing party food without any of the fuss. Recipes include Pancetta-Wrapped Radicchio, Fennel, and Potato Bundles; Creole Coffee-Rubbed Filet Mignon with Silky Crab Butter; Piquillo Pepper-Stuffed Chicken with Salsa Verde; Provenal Grilled Salmon with Rosemary and Mint Aioli; Grilled Pink Grapefruit and Orange Salad with Avocado; Planked Portobellos with Fresh Herb Grilling Sauce; Wine-Splashed Peaches, Plums, and Berries; and Golden Raspberry Meringues with Pistachios. A comprehensive introduction spells out all the information anyone will ever need to know to host a dazzling barbecue bash from start to finish, with tips about charcoal and gas grilling, smoking, skewering, stir-grilling, planking, stovetop smoking, and even stocking the bar, setting the tables, and selecting the right music. Sidebars throughout feature time-saving, party-planning, and food-presentation tips, as well as suggested themed menus, cocktail suggestions and recipes, recipe variations, and much more.
 

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Here are three new titles to open the summer grilling season. Adler and Fertig (coauthors, Weeknight Grilling with the BBQ Queens) focus on entertaining, offering menus for a variety of occasions ... Read full review

Contents

Appetizers and Little Foods to Set the Mood
42
Entrées to Get the Bash in Gear
124
Sides that Go Great with Those Entrées
241
Decadent Desserts to Keep the Party Going
309
Measurement Equivalents
356
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