Hot on the heels of his "New York Times" bestseller "Bobby Flay's Boy Gets Grill," Flay's new cookbook fuses two of America's passions--grilling and carb-watching--just in time to launch into the grilling season.Hot on the heels of his "New York Times" bestseller "Bobby Flay's Boy Gets Grill," Flay's new cookbook fuses two of America's passions--grilling and carb-watching--just in time to launch into the grilling season.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2005-04-11 Even though each recipe in Flay's new guide to grilling is accompanied by an analysis provided by nutritionist Joy Bauer (including number of calories and grams of carbs, sugar, fat, sodium and fiber), the Food Network star insists this is not a diet cookbook. Flay's goal, he says, is not to encourage high-protein living, but rather to give readers the nutritional information they need to support a healthy diet. Written with the help of Stephanie Banyas and Sally Jackson, the introduction and headnotes capture Flay's tone and provide clear direction and interesting tips. It's easy to make grilled food healthy, and therein lies Flay's test: he must make this book necessary-otherwise readers could just throw some chicken and veggies on the grill and call it a day. He rises to the challenge by skipping fake, processed foods like Splenda and bottled barbecue sauce, instead favoring fresh herbs, spices and "good carbs" such as multigrains and vegetables and "good fats" like olive oil and salmon. Flay is an advocate of moderation, and his trademark use of bold flavors in dishes like Grilled Red Snapper with Grapefruit-Thyme Mojo, and (skinless) Grilled Duck Breast with Black Pepper-Sweet Mustard Sauce bring out appealing contrasts and result in food that's satisfying even if it's reduced in calories, carbs or fat. (May 10) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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