Apr 23 2016

Around The Fire Cookbook Review

Around the Fire (cookbook): Recipes for Inspired Grilling and Seasonal Feasting from Ox Restaurant is a book full of a hundred recipes. The restaurant this book is based on is located in Portland, Oregon. Now while you probably don’t think that will have a bunch of intriguing recipes to try, you are wrong.

around the fire cookbook review

Summary of Around the Fire Cookbook:

Take your backyard barbecue game to the next level with Around the Fire, the highly anticipated debut cookbook from celebrated chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton. These are black-belt grilling recipes—inspired by the live-fire cooking traditions of Latin America, as well as the seasonal philosophy of their Portland, Oregon restaurant, Ox—that will change the way you think about and cook with fire. Featuring unexpected cuts of meat (like Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Rosemary Marinade or Grilled Wild Halibut on the Bone with Toasted Garlic-Lemon Oil); seasonal produce (Grilled Butternut Squash with Za’atar and Charred Green Onion Yogurt will delight vegetarians and carnivores alike); and plenty of starters, salads, desserts, and drinks, Around the Fire will help make your next outdoor feast the stuff of legend.

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My Opinion about this cookbook:

It’s interesting, but deceiving, especially if you base your buy off the summary.  I’ve had quite a few cookbooks and this one is nothing like them. And by nothing like them, I mean the ingredients are out there and good luck finding the herbs here in America. I’ve never heard of half the herbs they use, and most the meats I would never try. Recipes that include duck eggs, quail, verjus? (have no clue what that is). fresh pork blood, hog casings and many other random ingredients, really aren’t my thing. I also cannot get past the fact that this was seemingly a major grilling cookbook, and half of them are not for the grill.

Some of the desserts sound better, but just as odd. Warm Parmesan Pound Cake with Basil sugar? Chocolate Olive Oil Cake? How about Pineapple-Cucumber Sorbet? This one I may have to do one day, because I do like cucumbers and pineapple… but the combination is rather gross sounding. I will say that if you are very open to worldly-tastes you likely will like this cookbook. Otherwise, you may be sorely disappointed and good luck finding substitutions for the hard-to-find ingredients. I’m not even sure how they are making some of this in a restaurant in Oregon.

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I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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