"I’d really like to thank Agate Publishing for tracking me down and asking me to review Rick Browne’s book on grilling – “1001 Best Grilling Recipes: Delicious, Easy-to-Make Recipes from Around the World”. In the grand scheme of things I’m a pretty small fish in the great big pond that is the World Wide Web and it’s always flattering when someone contacts me and asks me to do a review.

First things first – after looking through this book I have to say that if a person was an experienced griller, smoker or ‘Que guy – and that person could only have one book in their house to feed their passion – this would be the book I would recommend.

This book is a 2″ thick, no fluffy pictures, encyclopedia of all things grilling. Seriously. Browne leads off with a short chapter on grilling guidelines, and then jumps right in. My favorite chapters? There is a chapter on rubs. Another chapter on sauces. A sweet chapter full of wild game recipes. This is a recipe book, plain and simple. 700-plus pages of mouth-watering, lip-smacking roasted flesh goodness. Then a big chapter featuring desserts that might just cause you to weep. Caramel Strawberry Tortillas, Grilled Ice Cream Oranges, Rainbow Fudge Pudding Pie. Desserts I can guarantee that you have never heard of.

Meat galore. How about Red Dragon Ribs? Corned Beef with Apricots and Mustard Sauce. Barbecue Grilled Quail with Jalapeno Cherry Sauce. Grilled Vanilla Shrimp Toast. There’s not a corner of the globe you won’t visit, no type of meat goes unmentioned. OK – I never saw a yak recipe in there….

Oh, and if you insist on having sides in addition to meat and dessert, there’s a chapter for those as well. How does Citrus and Buttermilk Hushpuppies sound? Or what about Craisin-Apricot-Cheddar Rice? You get the picture.

Every single recipe in this book can be done on your grill. Honestly – can it get any better than that? I’ll say it again – this is the most comprehensive grilling cookbook I have ever seen. Rick Browne hits a home run with this effort. I’ll never need another grilling cookbook."       Marshall Miller –