More than 70% of American households own a gas or charcoal grill. If only most grilling cookbooks weren't unwieldy tomes whose layouts overlook the realities of backyard grilling! Knack Grilling Basics combines instruction and recipes in sumptuous spreads that help readers easily build their skills. In addition to 100 great recipes for chicken, steak, burgers, veggies, and kabobs, Linda Johnson Larsen discusses gas versus charcoal grills, including the difference in taste, convenience, and price. And she covers all the new gadgets—such as wok grills, grill toppers, corncob baskets, rib racks. Sidebars describe shortcuts, how to use convenience foods, useful tools, simple variations, additions like sauces and rubs, and make-ahead tips.
• 100 recipes plus 250 variations
• 350 full-color photos
• Covers both gas and charcoal grills
• Step-by-step photography for every recipe
Linda Larsen is a cookbook author and Home Economist who has created and tested recipes for major food companies like Pillsbury and Malt-O-Meal since 1987. She is the Guide for Busy Cooks at About.com (http://busycooks.about.com), providing cooking lessons, recipes, menu ideas, and information about food science and food safety.
She was a member of the Bake-Off Staff at Pillsbury, Manager of Search in 1992, and Manager of Internet Recipe Search in 2000. She developed original recipes, conducted tolerance tests, presented recipes to taste panels, styled food for photography, and conducted trend research. At Malt-O-Meal, Linda developed quick and easy recipes and held cooking demonstrations for health food fairs.
Linda has written articles for Woman's Day magazine, and her recipes have appeared in Good Housekeeping's Quick and Simple Magazine. Linda has been interviewed on several radio programs, including the Ask Heloise nationally syndicated show. In summer 2007 she was a panelist for About.com's Under One Roof event, meeting editors from magazines and publishing houses.
She has written The Joyce Lamont Cookbook for Voyageur Press, to be published April 2008. She has just finished writing Back of the Box Recipes cookbook for Rowman Littlefield, publication date unset.
She has done numerous cookbooks for Adams Media.
Linda holds a degree in Biology from St. Olaf College, and a degree with High Distinction in Food Science from the University of Minnesota.