An irreverent celebration of the great Australian barbecue, this superb collection of recipes shows you how to make the most of this enduring tradition.The Great Aussie Barbie Cookbook covers al the basics of cooking on a barbie and a bit more, and is full of ideas for delicious dishes to suit any occasion, whether it be for a family gathering, a special celebration or just a regular Monday night meal. Using the best fresh produce available, the recipes are uncomplicated and unfussy, and work every time. There are new takes on some old favourites, from steak sandwiches to an upmarket surf 'n' turf, as well as a respectful nod to recent arrivals on the barbecue scene, such as Thai beef salad and paella. And it's not just the main courses that get attention. Kim Terakes, a hopeless foodie by any definition, shows you how to frame the perfect steak with tasty starters, healthy salads and absolutely irresistible desserts.Rediscover the fun of outdoor cooking and learn a few barbecuing tricks that will make you a legend in your own neighbourhood. The Great Aussie Barbie Cookbook is a must for anyone who has ever prodded a sausage over a flame and dreamed of something more.
Kim Terakes' twenty-five-year advertising career was really just an excuse to have lunch in restaurants every day. He has since given up the pretence and now devotes himself exclusively to the cause of good food. Since the late 1980s, he has written about food and restaurants for publications such as Australian Gourmet Traveller, Vogue Entertaining, BRW, SMH Good Living and the Sunday Telegraph. He was the restaurant reviewer for the Sun-Herald for several years, and contributed to the Good Food Guide throughout the 1990s. He has been the food writer for GQ magazine for the past five years. Kim started the Boys Can Cook cooking school ( boyscancook.com.au ) in 2004 and also runs aussiebarbie.com.au. He is passionate about teaching blokes how to be useful in the kitchen and inspirational at the barbecue.