UK BBQ Mag Autumn 2017 - Page 57

Hardcore Carnivore

The new Meatgasmic book from Jess Pryles

Jess Pryles is a serious carnivore and knows how to cook her meat instinctively, an Australian who now lives in Texas, co-founder of the Australian Barbecue Alliance, there's not much Jess doesn't know about cooking up meat.

Her new book has just been released and is available now.

There's a great start to the book with tonnes of relevant info and techniques, a section on Meat Science, BBQ setups, and techniques such as spatchcocking chickens, and one of my favourites "the ultimate condiment spread".

There are plenty of recipes that follow, with some stunning photography to get you licking the pages. Chicken, Game, Pork, Lamb, Beef and sides are all covered, and a Foundations and Finishes section at the end, stuffed with rubs and sauces etc.

There are plenty of recipes that cover a great range of cooking styles, and regional styles from the US and around the globe, which is great to see.

It's great to see game getting such a strong mention, as this is often overlooked, coffee-rubbed kangaroo fillet, quail and venison feature here.

Being a beef nerd myself, the beef chapter was full of inspiration, advice on cooking the perfect steak, and some great BBQ favourites such as Twice-cooked cola short ribs and some awesome burgers.

I'd definitely say this book had something for everyone...well maybe not vegetarians...

There's certainly loads of recipes and inspiration that I'm going to be trying out myself.

Hardcore Carnivore is Out Now for £20 hardback. Available on Amazon