Getting started; main meals; desserts.
Forget sausages, burgers and chicken drumsticks. Barbeque fare can be much more interesting and tasty as Australian chefs Jane Lawson and Vanessa Broadfoot show, sharing their knowledge of outdoor cooking in this fabulously illustrated book. With both authors being widely travelled, their recipes reflect the international fare they have sampled, providing a tantalising selection of dishes previously unsuggested in books on the subject. Chicken tikka, baba ganouj, mozzarella burgers and Korean beef, all clearly explained and lusciously photographed, whet the appetite and offer exciting variations on standard barbeque fare. The inclusion of desserts demonstrates the barbeque's diversity and the imagination of the authors who offer a range of different puddings including a particularly attractive berry and marshmallow gratin. So whether you are planning an entire dinner party or a quick after-work meal, both are catered for here making this an ideal addition to the bookshelves of lovers of outdoor cooking and eating. - Lucy Watson