The Big Green Egg Book

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This huge volume, Big Green Egg edited by Dirk Koppes weighs more than a three-pound pork roast. It is not about egg cooking but the fancy, heavy ceramic charcoal grill with the same name designed some forty years ago that has its dedicated followers.

The illustrations by an artist/photographer are outstanding, showing us both finished foods, dining company and close-ups. They are full page or double spreads, and are so beautiful that this high-end production fits a first-class coffee table book.

As a cookbook it is disappointing. First, its huge size makes it an inconvenience. The recipes are from professionals, unsuitable for the average home cook. Only the more advance cooks would be tempted to reproduce some of the time consuming recipes, many requiring three or four separate preparations before assembly. For many recipes you’ll hunt for hard-to-find ingredients such as orange blossom water, lavender salt, banana leaves, spelt berries, black currant, suckling pig and doves. The grill with its heavy construction will produce unusual flavors; it may be heated up to seven-hundred-fifty degrees or kept very low. There is a recipe index and a well cross referenced general index.

Leave this book on the coffee table.

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Author Dirk Koppes
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 208 pages
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publish Date 2015-Oct-27
ISBN 9781449471156
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Issue December 2015
Category Cooking, Food & Wine


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