French Grill - Cookbook GIveaway

Susan Herrmann Loomis states that barbecue was invented in France. When the Gauls were racing through lush forests in what is now Brittany, Normandy, and the Loire Valley, hunting game, they would return to the village, build a fire, and split their prize from barbe a queue (head to tail) for roasting. While we'll never know for sure who sparked this tasty method of preparing food, we can all agree it's delicious.

Today, the French are still great barbecuers, though over the centuries they've refined their skills and borrowed methods from other cuisines: the grill from the US, the plancha from Spain, the mechoui from North Africa. Susan's latest book French Grill: 150 Refined & Rustic Recipes delivers 120 recipes (plus variations) to encourage us to put a twist of France into our weekend grill fest.

From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, this book has something for everyone. Spiced melon salad, Honey grilled pork chops and Garlic polenta with olives are a few examples of the recipes. Fifty stunning photographs accompany the recipes that are both approachable and tempting dishes. Any level of cook can simply master these elegant but homey dishes.

Our   features three recipes with   access to give you a clear vision of just how beautiful this title is:

Special thanks to Countryman Press for sharing the materials for our preview as well as providing three copies of this book in our contest below. 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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78 Comments

  • MiMi60  on  7/19/2018 at 6:50 AM

    I would like to try the Honey grilled pork chops (Côtes de porc grillées au miel).

  • Kristjudy  on  7/19/2018 at 8:02 AM

    Oh oh..Camembert burger!

  • AlexH  on  7/19/2018 at 8:17 AM

    The cover recipe - grilled leg of lamb!

  • amyz218  on  7/19/2018 at 8:32 AM

    Drunken Lobster 😎

  • trudys_person  on  7/19/2018 at 8:35 AM

    I would start with the appies - Sweet and Salty Grilled Almonds caught my eye, as did the Stuffed Dates!

  • mlanthie  on  7/19/2018 at 8:48 AM

    Lemony, garlicky, rosemary lamb shoulder over coals (Épaule d'agneau au citron, ail et romarin sur les braises)

  • vickster  on  7/19/2018 at 9:04 AM

    Grilled Chicken with sweet, spiced rhubarb

  • MFJ196  on  7/19/2018 at 9:18 AM

    Definitely the Hamburger au Camembert -- what a brilliant idea to meld the burger meat and cheese together for this, rind and all. Inspiring!

  • Sheli  on  7/19/2018 at 9:25 AM

    Mmm. Lemony, garlicky, rosemary lamb shoulder over coals for sure! That sounds delicious.

  • kmn4  on  7/19/2018 at 9:39 AM

    Syrian spiced lamb chops (Côtes d'agneau à la Syrienne)

  • sproesch  on  7/19/2018 at 9:47 AM

    Salmon with tarragon butter, grilled on the skin. Salmon has been one of my staples since WeightWatchers put it on the zero points list. I'll use some points for the butter, but still so delicious and so healthy.

  • dbielick  on  7/19/2018 at 9:49 AM

    Mediterranean burgers

  • lauriesk  on  7/19/2018 at 9:52 AM

    Dinner in twenty: sausages, vegetables, and garden herbs

  • lgroom  on  7/19/2018 at 9:59 AM

    Syrian spiced lamb chops

  • Siegal  on  7/19/2018 at 10:06 AM

    I would love to make Smokey guacamole

  • annmartina  on  7/19/2018 at 10:26 AM

    Rabbit with mustard and crispy bacon.

  • mduncan  on  7/19/2018 at 10:41 AM

    Grilled pistachio, Almond & Honey Stuffed Apricots-- I always love a dessert off the grill!

  • lgroom  on  7/19/2018 at 11:11 AM

    Syrian spiced lamb chops

  • sparkfan1965  on  7/19/2018 at 12:00 PM

    Oh Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese Salad.........Two of my favorite things on a salad!

  • riley  on  7/19/2018 at 12:44 PM

    Grilled peaches with orange flower water

  • demomcook  on  7/19/2018 at 1:25 PM

    Spiced melon salad (Salade de melon épicée)

  • davisesq212  on  7/19/2018 at 2:38 PM

    I would choose the Potatoes with onions and maple syrup...simple but I bet very yummy and hopefully easy to make.

  • janv  on  7/19/2018 at 5:08 PM

    the grilled baby back ribs, French style sounds wonderful

  • RNJessicaK  on  7/20/2018 at 4:22 AM

    Sweet Carrots!

  • southerncooker  on  7/20/2018 at 9:15 AM

    Mediterranean burgers and the Camembert burgers both sound delicious.

  • bjamison01  on  7/20/2018 at 9:44 AM

    Love the upside down artichokes!

  • mmstarla  on  7/20/2018 at 10:12 AM

    I would love to try the Salmon with tarragon butter, grilled on the skin (Saumon à l'unilatérale au beurre d'estragon) !

  • JulieQC  on  7/20/2018 at 11:43 AM

    Syrien lamb chops

  • sgump  on  7/20/2018 at 3:13 PM

    The garlic polenta with olives (polenta aux olives) sounds nice.

  • LaurenE  on  7/20/2018 at 10:26 PM

    grilled baby back ribs, French style

  • mpdeb98  on  7/21/2018 at 8:37 AM

    Bacon-wrapped goat cheese salad

  • rchesser  on  7/21/2018 at 5:06 PM

    The garlic polenta with olives (polenta aux olives).

  • RSW  on  7/22/2018 at 10:17 AM

    Spiced melon salad (Salade de melon épicée)

  • matag  on  7/22/2018 at 1:34 PM

    Grilled chicken with sweet, spiced rhubarb

  • Dannausc  on  7/22/2018 at 2:07 PM

    Smoky olives

  • LSanders  on  7/22/2018 at 4:29 PM

    Grilled chicken livers and onion

  • ktwalla  on  7/23/2018 at 7:17 PM

    Glorious Apricot, Cream U Basil Tart

  • sarahawker  on  7/24/2018 at 10:04 AM

    Smoky pork shoulder à la Française

  • jenlhawes  on  7/24/2018 at 10:09 AM

    The grilled leg of lamb looks and sounds to die for!

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  7/25/2018 at 4:10 AM

    I would like to try making Aioli with autumn vegetables from the grill (Aioli aux légumes d'automne grillées)

  • antpantsii  on  7/25/2018 at 2:07 PM

    Bacon wrapped goat cheese salad YUM

  • Julia  on  7/25/2018 at 4:31 PM

    Grilled chicken livers and onions

  • Nkrieda78  on  7/25/2018 at 6:20 PM

    Aioli with Autumn Vegetables from the grill!

  • BMeyer  on  7/26/2018 at 9:31 AM

    grilled peaches in rosewater and camembert burger

  • vmiller514  on  7/26/2018 at 12:15 PM

    I would love to try first the Gazpacho, smoky French-style (Le gazpacho fumé à la Française)!!

  • jmay42066  on  7/27/2018 at 2:37 PM

    Smoky pork shoulder à la Française

  • Dmartin997  on  7/27/2018 at 10:01 PM

    Camembert burger

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  7/30/2018 at 7:26 AM

    Potatoes with onions and maple syrup (Pommes de terre aux oignons et sirop d'érable)

  • ravensfan  on  7/30/2018 at 8:04 AM

    Bacon-wrapped goat cheese salad

  • Laura64  on  7/30/2018 at 6:19 PM

    Bacon wrapped goat cheese salad

  • FireRunner2379  on  8/1/2018 at 1:35 PM

    I'd go for the Caramelized dates stuffed with almonds and the Flourless chocolate cake on the grill!

  • hibeez  on  8/1/2018 at 4:49 PM

    Sweet and salty grilled almonds -- I gotta know how to put them on a skewer! :-)

  • beetangsurat  on  8/1/2018 at 6:04 PM

    Grilled bread with smashed tomatoes!

  • monasli  on  8/1/2018 at 10:59 PM

    Camembert burger

  • t.t  on  8/3/2018 at 11:48 PM

    Smoky guacamole (Guacamole fumé)

  • banba1  on  8/4/2018 at 7:29 PM

    Cute little mushrooms on the grill :)

  • Brancica  on  8/14/2018 at 12:15 PM

    I’d try the Camembert burger

  • linded  on  8/14/2018 at 12:47 PM

    I want to make The Devil’s Hot Toad Chicken because, we’ll, the name!

  • rglo820  on  8/14/2018 at 4:01 PM

    Bacon-wrapped goat cheese salad!

  • ecasey830  on  8/14/2018 at 4:18 PM

    Bacon-wrapped goat cheese salad!

  • centraljersey  on  8/14/2018 at 6:12 PM

    The Gazpacho one given that we have a glut of both tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden right now

  • hagoesch  on  8/17/2018 at 6:15 AM

    Les huîtres grillées au pommeau, s'il vous plaît!

  • BMeyer  on  8/17/2018 at 11:06 PM

    camembert burger

  • fbrunetti  on  8/18/2018 at 1:33 PM

    Grilled baby back ribs, French style

  • sequoia55  on  8/18/2018 at 7:01 PM

    grilled baby back ribs, French style

  • mph993  on  8/18/2018 at 9:36 PM

    We would like to try Syrian spiced lamb chops (Côtes d'agneau à la Syrienne)

  • jim.windle  on  8/19/2018 at 10:30 AM

    Bay grilled monkfish

  • EmilyR  on  8/19/2018 at 8:32 PM

    Honey, rosemary, and lemon eggplant (Aubergines au miel, romarin, et citron)

  • mfl  on  8/19/2018 at 8:45 PM

    Smoky guacamole (Guacamole fumé)

  • RickPearson54  on  8/20/2018 at 9:22 AM

    sweet carrots

  • tararr  on  8/20/2018 at 2:23 PM

    camembert burger

  • kcfish  on  8/21/2018 at 8:29 AM

    Grilled baby back ribs, French style

  • starzine  on  8/24/2018 at 2:33 AM

    Sweet and salty grilled almonds (Amandes grillées sucre salées).

  • orchidlady01  on  8/29/2018 at 1:17 AM

    Cute little mushrooms on the grill (Petits champignons mignons sur le grill)

  • DJCross  on  8/30/2018 at 10:25 AM

    Grilled almonds

  • littleminxgirl  on  8/30/2018 at 6:27 PM

    Hamburger au Camembert YUM!

  • abihamm  on  8/31/2018 at 8:10 AM

    Grilled peaches with orange flower water

  • auntietina  on  9/1/2018 at 1:37 PM

    Upside-down artichokes. I'm intrigued (and I love artichokes)

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