Since Father’s Day is on the horizon, I thought it might be appropriate to give away a nice grilling book called “Best Ribs Ever” by Steven Raichlen. Not because I think women don’t barbecue, but because Father’s Day always falls during some of the best grilling weather we see in Virginia (Note: I’m crossing my fingers and toes as I write this, lest Mother Nature have another of her mood swings).
This barbecue bible promises more than 300 pages of recipes, not just for meats but also for accompaniments such as baked beans, slaws and sauces. A few recipes that caught my hungry eye: Brazilian coconut rotisserie ribs, smoked beer barbecue sauce, Argentinian short ribs with chimichurri, and pineapple marinated smoked beef ribs. YUM!
If you’d like to be in the running to win this book, tell me what food you associate most closely with your father, and why. For some reason what comes to mind for me is my dad’s fantastic roasted potatoes with rosemary and sage, which he starts in a skillet on the stove top and finishes in the oven. It always made the house smell heavenly.
The deadline for this giveaway is noon on Monday. I will announce a winner by about 5 p.m. on Monday. Let’s collect some nice Dad stories!