Churrasco: Grilling the Brazilian Way by Evandro Caregnato
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The book starts off with a biography of the author, one of the founders of the Texas de Brazil restaurant chain. It then gives a brief history of where Churrasco came from in Brazil. After a primer on the tools and cuts of beef they get to the recipes. Interestingly, there are a decent amount of non-grilling recipes in here.
Overall, I found the background info to be a lot of fun to read. The recipes are not for the beginner. Unlike America’s Test Kitchen or Milk Street, the recipes are not as precise and definitely assume a certain level of knowledge. It’s also up to you to figure out how to adapt the recipes to your grill if you don’t build a gaucho grill. I’ve marked some off in my dokuwiki instance to make when the weather warms. I don’t mind BBQing or smoking in the winter, but grilling is a real pain.
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