The fun of barbecuing at home! Don’t forget the traditional roles of the male and female!
“Husbands become the experts and do the barbecuing. Wives take it easy. All they have to do is make the salad and dessert. The kitchen stays clean. The house remains neat. There is almost no wash-up afterward.” I like how taking it easy is only making everything except the grilled meat.
On page 10 there’s a fantastic old school and really dangerous “Big Boy Electro-Rod” for starting the charcoal. It’s like a scary electric branding iron. It uses enough power that they warn you the extension cord, if used, should support 900 watts. The Electro-Rod is right up there with lawn darts for backyard safety.
Page 25 has some brontosaurus steaks on the grill. 2″ thick giant slabs of meat covering the grill.
I like this book most for its retro charm, but we do have the obligatory nasty recipe on page 44: Liver, bacon and onions.
“Barbecue liver and bacon? It’s really unusual, but why not? The delicate flavor of liver is enhanced by charcoal grilling in a way that lends zest to appetite and eating enjoyment.” Better yet, why? I’m happy that I grew up in the 70’s/80’s, liver seemed quite prevalent. Yuck.