I just received a review copy of meat and barbecue expert Adam Perry Lang's new grilling cookbook, BBQ 25. Unlike his last book, Serious Barbecue, a much more comprehensive guide to barbecue and grilling, this book is stripped-down to 25 simplified ("foolproof") recipes for basic meat cuts. Mind you, many require some advance prep brining meat, so the recipes won't quite translate into instant gratification. Nevertheless, they look accessible and tasty.
One frustration is that most of the recipes appear to serve six to eight people. This is great if you're planning a meal for a large group, but ratcheting down the amount of ingredients in the marinades is going to be an annoyance if you're only cooking for 2 to 4 people.
Designed like a notebook with photos, how-to illustrations, and handwritten notes scrawled across the pictures, BBQ 25 is published in a board book format. This is a nice practical design step, for not only can you handle it with your marinade-covered and blackened fingers without fear of destroying the book, you can give it to your baby to gnaw away at and get her own early education in grilling.