As a grilled-food enthusiast, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Around the Fire by the dynamic culinary duo, Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quinonez Denton, both of Ox Restaurant in Portland, Oregon.
Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Not one bit.
With uber clear and detailed instructions, breathtaking photography, and bold recipes that are anything but your dad's outdoor grilled fare, this book thrilled me on every level.
I can't wait to try their Coal-Roasted Oysters on the Half-Shell, Grilled Whey-Brined Quail, and Blistered Snap Peas. I'll probably add a dessert like Grilled Banana with Malted Chocolate Semifreddo and Sunchoke Chips. Any maybe even a cocktail like their signature Ox Blood (made from fresh red beet juice and bourbon).
If you're looking for unique, delicious, showstopper recipes that are undeniably beautiful, too, look no further. This book is for you!
*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.