BBQ: Beer & B.S.
By Merv Hughes New Holland, out now, RRP: $40
What’s the guts? We love a good barbecue recipe book – we need to learn more about the best way to cook a snag or lamb chop on our Weber Kettle this summer. And what better way than to peruse BBQ: Beer & B.S.: Food To Bowl You Over? It’s chockers with recipes and cooking tips, cricket anecdotes and cack-yourself-comatose boozy beer tales courtesy of Aussie cricket ledge Merv Hughes! Anything else? How do you like your chunks of animal flesh cooked? We prefer ours burnt to a crisp, readers. Not Merv, though… he shows you how to expertly barbecue chicken, beef, pork, lamb and seafood. He also includes ideas for sides, dressings, rubs and marinades…oh, and salads. SALADS?! We assume Merv means providing at least TWO bottles of tomato sauce on the picnic table! Final word: Sink yer teeth into this!