Retro Barbecue: Tasty Recipes for the Grillin

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Book review of Retro Barbecue - Tasty Recipes for the Grillin' Guy.

If your Dad loves grilling and cookouts. If the thought of hosting a barbecue fills him with delight. Then here's a Father's Day gift that's hard to beat. More than just a collection of first class recipes for every course of a fabulous cookout -- from main courses to side dishes and salads to desserts, the book is hip and cool in a way that would make Ward and June Cleaver and Ozzie and Harriet Nelson proud.

Celebrating "America in the golden age of the post-war party" -- a perusal through these kitschy pages will have your cool-cat Daddy-O eager to fire up the coals and invite the gang over for a party. Filled with colorful 50s style graphics, advertising and collectibles, this is one of those books that's equally at home on the coffee table as it is in the kitchen.

But don't ignore the over 125 mouth-watering cookout and barbecue recipes. Chapters include: Marinades; Sauces; Chilis; Veggies; Tasty Ribs; Sizzlin' Steaks; Chicken; Ham; Boss Burgers; Hot Dogs; Fish; Classic Salads; Breads; Relishes, Pickles and All the Trimmings; Desserts; and Thirst Quenchers. Backyard barbecue newbies will also appreciate the practical information of barbecue basics, fuels, fires and tools you'll need. This is All-American fare - the stuff legendary 4th of July parties are made of. Get this book early in the season, you'll be using it all summer long!