Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Simply Grilling Cookbook

Book Description

If your grilling repertoire is limited to burgers and hot dogs, it might be time to reconsider your grill’s true potential. Think beyond that typical backyard menu, and imagine serving up a platter of skewered Caribbean Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa or a Balsamic Beef Tenderloin alongside an Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad. Memphis chef Jennifer Chandler has assembled everything a grilling amateur could possibly need to achieve pitmaster caliber results any night of the week. Whether you’re cooking with gas, charcoal, or cast iron, Simply Grilling will eliminate the uncertainty and have you manning the flames with confidence.
In her accessible style, Chandler explains everything—the tools, the heat, and the flavors. If you’ve always found grilling to be a guessing game, you’ll never have to wonder again if the heat is just right or if you flipped your food too soon. From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, Simply Grilling is your guide to delicious meals, hot off the grate.

My Opinion

I really liked this cookbook it was a an easy read and has some very simple grilling recipes as well as some yummy desserts for on and off the grill.  Our air conditioner isn't working right now and we've had 90 degree temps in our area so grilling is a great alternative to heating up our house with the stove/oven.  The cookbook offers a handy Grilling 101 for those that aren't used to grilling, we grill quite often so this wasn't  applicable to us.  Each recipe has mouth watering pictures, they make you want to try every recipe in the book!  I give this cookbook 5 out of 5 stars for ease of use, great pictures and tasty recipes.

About the Author

When asked why she got into the food business, Jennifer Chandler always quickly responds "because I love to eat!"

Jennifer's love of good food has led her down an interesting …and tasty…road the past 15 years.

In 1993, Jennifer surprised everyone when she told them that she was giving up a career in International Finance to move to Paris to learn to cook. Jennifer enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, took a crash course in French and, a year later, graduated at the top of her class with Le Grand Diplome and a Mention Tres Bien in Pastry.

After a life changing year in Paris, she cut her teeth in the food biz with a stint at a Washington, D.C. restaurant group as well as working in the pastry shop at one of the East Coast's top caterers.

After moving back home to Memphis, Tennessee, Jennifer briefly considered getting a 9 to 5 career but soon found herself dreaming of the kitchen.

For several years, Jennifer owned a prepared foods market and bakery market in Memphis called Cheffie's Market and More. Voted best new restaurant in Memphis, Cheffie's received much acclaim and many awards.

With the birth of her second child though, she decided to turn her food career into a more family-friendly one and…because she couldn't leave the biz altogether… started food writing.

A contributing writer to several magazines such as Prevention Magazine, All You, MidSouth Magazine, Nashville Home & Garden, Memphis Magazine, Edible Memphis, Real Food, Pilates Style and Delta Magazine, Jennifer is also been a contributing food columnist for The Commercial Appeal (Memphis’ newspaper).

Jennifer has appeared on numerous broadcast cooking segments including Food Network’s “Dinner Impossible”, Better TV (Meredith Corp., syndicated in 84 markets in the U.S.) and has also been a guest on Martha Stewart Radio on Sirius/XM.

For two years, she also served as national spokesperson for French’s. In this role, she made appearances across the country on TV, satellite media tours, radio, and at special events sharing recipes that highlighted how pantry staples like mustards and French fried onions can easily add lots of flavor to a dish.

In 2011, she jumped back into the restaurant business as a consultant and designed the concept, menu, and recipes for
Cheffie’s Café in Memphis, TN. Nominated as best new restaurant in both the Memphis Magazine and Memphis Flyer’s annual reader polls, Cheffie’s Café is a gourmet “build-your-own” sandwich and salad shop.

Jennifer’s motto is: Good Food Simply. Dinnertime can be stress-free and an enjoyable experience for all, even the home chef!

Her cookbooks, Simply Salads, Simply Suppers, and Simply Grilling are available wherever fine books are sold or on
 This book is on sale for only $16.65 on Amazon!

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