Cook the Book: Bobby Flay's Grill It!

Book CoverSome Food Network stars may be just a flash in the pan, but true, well-trained and passionate celebrity chefs will always endure. Since the debut of Boy Meets Grill in 1996, Bobby Flay has stood as an example of what it means to be famous for food: he is the owner of five acclaimed restaurants, the talent behind three television shows (not to mention the food correspondent for The Early Show on CBS, and a regular guest on Iron Chef America), and a best-selling cookbook author. While many insiders and professionals scoff at culinary celebrities claiming they care more about cash than they do about cooking, Bobby has always been heralded for his innovative southwestern cuisine.

This Week's Cook the Book selection is Bobby Flay's Grill It!, his eighth title and the first ever that is fully illustrated and full-color. Bobby understands that home cooks think "I want salmon for dinner," not "I want to prepare an entrée on the grill." To that end, the chapters in Grill It! are divided by ingredient rather than by course, and cover everything from basic burgers and chicken breasts to show-stopping lobster and lamb chops (of course, there are veggies and desserts, too). Additionally, the book includes an exhaustive grill guide for resources, ingredients, indispensable grilling tools, and the pros and cons of gas versus charcoal.

Win ‘Bobby Flay’s Grill It!’

In addition to excerpting a recipe each day this week, we’re also giving away five (5) copies of Grill It! To enter for your chance to win, just tell us in the comments section below, if you could hire any Food Network star to cook you dinner in your home kitchen, who would it be?

Five (5) people will be chosen at random from among eligible comments below. Comments will close Monday, August 11th at noon ET. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.