Hungry for the great outdoors? Jamie and Bobby Deen know just what to make—whether it’s in your own backyard, on the beach, at a potluck picnic, or tailgating before the big game. In The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up, Paula Deen’s sons share a new batch of more than 125 mouthwatering recipes and entertaining ideas to make your outdoor dining a breeze.
Jamie and Bobby have always preferred eating at a picnic table to a dining room. For the guys, backyard grilling means more good eats and less mess, tailgating is all about friendship and fun, and a beach picnic is a chance to splash around in the sun between courses. Now the brothers are sharing their outdoor cooking know-how to help you wow your friends and family with everything from grilled meats and barbecue to sandwiches, pizzas, and smoky sides. This irresistible cookbook also offers up delicious nibbles, tasty salads, and refreshing Seaside Sippers. Featuring ingredients easily found at your local supermarket, these effortless dishes are made even more special with the Deen brothers’ signature Southern flare.
Fire up the grill for some Beer Can Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Pickled Vidalia Onions, Big Fat Garlicky Rib Eye, and Down-Home Baby Back Ribs. Whip up Hot Buffalo Burgers with Blue Cheese or Nutty Pimiento Cheese Balls in the parking lot before the game. Spread out the picnic blanket for some Red-Hot Mayo and Tomato Sandwiches, NOLA-Style Dirty Rice Salad, or Southern Biscuit Cheese Straws. Hit the beach with Glazed Barbecue Shrimp, Grilled Crab Cake Sammies, or Fire-Roasted Clams and Mussels. Then wash it all down with such lip-lickin’ concoctions as Pomegranate Punch, Cucumber Sangria, or a Savannah Sea Breeze. Jamie and Bobby also throw in something sweet with their Grilled Buttery Pound Cake and More and More S’mores.
Packed with gorgeous photographs of the whole family at work (cooking!) and at play, The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up is a celebration of the beautiful landscapes, the wonderful people, and the great meals we can all share together.
About the Author
The stars of the new prime time Food Network show Road Tasted, Jamie and Bobby Deen know great regional food inside and out-and their much-anticipated first cookbook delivers just what their fans are hungry for: the best recipes inspired by their tastiest discoveries on the road and personal stories of the people who make and serve some of the fabulous foods they encountered on their journey. Born in Georgia, Jamie and Bobby are the sons of famous Food Network host and best-selling cookbook author Paula Deen. The boys got their start in the food business back in 1989 when their mom hired them to deliver sandwiches. The three Deens joined forces to open a restaurant in Savannah, The Lady and Sons, which led to Paula's cookbook series and popular Food Network show. These two good-old-boy charmers are frequent guests on Paula's Home Cooking and beloved by Food Network audiences. Writer Melissa Clark from Brooklyn has spent her entire professional life associated with food. Her work appears in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, and Real Simple. She has also collaborated on 17 cookbooks, one of which received both a James Beard award and the Julia Child Cookbook award in 2000.
Melissa Clark is an author, television writer and college instructor. She is the author of the novels, "Bear Witness", "Swimming Upstream", "Slowly", and "Imperfect". Her essay, Rachael Ray Saved My Life is included in the anthology "The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage". She is also the creator of the animated television series, Braceface, starring the voice of Alicia Silverstone which aired on the ABC Family Channel. She has written scripts for Rolie Polie Olie, Totally Spies, Sweet Valley High, among others. Melissa teaches creative writing and literature courses both privately and at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
Praise for The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up
"With easy-to-follow recipes, full-page pictures and humorous prose, the Deens serve up a fun and appealing culinary collection. Perfect for readers who enjoy a little sunshine on their plate." -Kirkus
Praise for The Deen Bros. Take It Easy
“Such a delight . . . The recipes are honest, filling foods with an abundance of flavor and homespun charm.”—Houston Chronicle
“The Deen brothers are the kings of Southern flavor, and in this book, they bring it to you in a way your whole family will love.” —Tyler Florence