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Weber's on the Grill(TM) Cookbooks Put New Spin on Old Favorites

PALATINE, Ill., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With an estimated 74 percent of American households now owning at least one gas or charcoal grill or smoker*, more people are preparing their meals outdoors than ever before. For those who want to keep their grilling simple and fun, Weber has just released two new cookbooks filled with quick and easy recipes.

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The new Weber's On the Grill companion cookbooks, Weber's On the Grill(TM): Chicken & Sides and Weber's On the Grill(TM): Steak & Sides, by New York Times best-selling cookbook author Jamie Purviance, offer fresh perspectives and accessible recipes for two of America's favorite grilling staples.

Purviance is well known for his previous cookbooks, including Weber's Way to Grill(TM), a 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards nominee and New York Times Best Seller, in which he leads readers through advanced recipes and techniques. In the new Weber's On the Grill cookbooks, he focuses his attention instead on fast and fabulous recipes that busy cooks can make any night of the week. In Weber's On the Grill: Chicken & Sides, for example, there are simply delicious Grilled Chicken Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Slaw and Lemon-Dill Chicken Wraps with Grated Carrots, and if someone wants to be a bit more lavish and creative, there are great options like Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Fig-Balsamic Glaze and Turkish Chicken Kabobs with Red Pepper and Walnut Sauce.

Published by Sunset Books, Weber's On the Grill: Steak & Sides provides the best grilling techniques for steak and lays out a wide array of fresh recipes for all kinds of cuts. For those who like the simplicity of only spices or herbs dusting their steak, there's Top Sirloin Steak with Santa Fe Spice Rub and New York Steaks with Toasted Fennel Rub. For grillers who like more pizzaz or a surprisingly delicious mix of flavors, there's Filet Mignon Steaks with Crab Guacamole and Miso-Marinated Flatiron Steaks with Shiitake Mushrooms.

And Then There's the Sides and More

In addition to 66 recipes each for chicken and steak, Weber's On the Grill cookbooks include 20 or more mouth-watering side recipes as accompaniments or main meals on their own. They vary from Eggplant with Spicy Asian Dressing or Cajun Corn with Louisiana Butter to Melted Onions or Couscous Salad.

Each cookbook also has its own 27 quick, go-to marinades, sauces, and rubs--plus grilling fundamentals and how-to's; what to look for when buying chicken or steak; a comprehensive index to find recipes in a hurry; and color photography by James Beard Award-winner Tim Turner.

At 144 pages with a manageable 7-1/2 X 9" soft cover format, the Weber's On the Grill cookbooks retail for $14.95 each. They're available wherever books are sold, including home centers, mass merchandisers, supermarkets and online.

About Weber

Weber-Stephen Products Co., headquartered in Palatine, Ill., is the world's premier manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills, grilling accessories and other outdoor room products. In 1952, founder George Stephen sparked a backyard revolution with his invention of the Weber® kettle. More than 50 years later, the family-owned company remains the industry leader with its Weber®, Weber® Q®, and Ducane® brands. As a leading exporter of grills, Weber brand products are sold worldwide at select home centers, hardware stores, department stores, patio stores, and other retail outlets. Weber has the strongest consumer outreach program in the industry with its Weber Grill-Line(SM) (1-800-GRILL-OUT®); Weber's On The Grill(TM) mobile application; and a content-rich website with grilling tips, techniques, and original Weber recipes at www.weber.com®. (The Weber Grill-Line and Weber Customer Service are closed on Christmas). Weber can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

About Sunset

Sunset Books, a Time Inc. company, is a national publisher with more than 200 titles, Sunset Books publishes books and special edition magazines in partnership with Sunset Magazine with a focus on home improvement, outdoor building, home decorating, gardening, and landscaping. Sunset Books are distributed to the trade by Hachette Book Group and are available wherever books are sold. More information is available at www.sunsetbooks.com.

* Source: 2010 Weber GrillWatch Survey(TM)


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