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Wednesday, April 04 2018 21:26

Gear-up for BBQ Season: Win Chef Michael Symon's PLAYING WITH FIRE and a Masterbuilt Charcoal Smoker!

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"It's classic American barbecue with the volume turned to high..."

When it comes to cooking, one thing I'm a big fan of is meat. Here at Rock Father HQ, my wife and daughters eat poultry, but when it comes to pork, fish or my favorite - red meat, I'm the only genuine, 100% carnivorous meat-eater in the bunch. That said, when a copy of Chef Michael Symon's new book arrived... let's just say the cover alone was mouthwatering. Now, publisher Clarkson Potter has teamed-up with The Rock Father™ to give YOU a shot at winning Michael Symon's Playing with Fire: BBQ and More from the Grill, Smoker, and Fireplace plus a Masterbuilt Charcoal Bullet Smoker! It's the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring and the coming days with more time spent grilling outside and crafting great meals to share with your family.

Co-host of The Chew and celebrated Iron Chef and restaurateur Michael Symon returns to a favorite subject, meat, with his first cookbook focused on barbecue and live-fire grilling, with over 70 recipes inspired by his newest restaurant, Mabel's BBQ, in his hometown of Cleveland. In preparing to open his barbecue restaurant, Symon enthusiastically sampled smoked meat from across America.

I've actually eaten at Michael Symon's other Cleveland restaurant, Lola, but now I'm all about another visit to Ohio just to check out Mabel's BBQ.  In Playing With Fire, Michael presents 72 finger-licking, lip-smacking recipes that draw inspiration from his favorites, including dry ribs from Memphis, wet ribs from Nashville, brisket from Texas, pork steak from St. Louis, and burnt ends from Kansas City--to name just a few--as well as the unique and now signature Cleveland-style barbecue he developed to showcase the flavors of his hometown. Symon offers expert guidance on working with different styles of grills and smokers, choosing aromatic woods for smoking, cooking various cuts of meat, and successfully pairing proteins with rubs, sauces, and sides.

Michael Symon Smoker Prize

ENTER TO WIN a PLAYING WITH FIRE Prize Pack by answering the following question: What is your favorite meal?

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The Fine Print: 

Promotion open to U.S. residents only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. One (1) winner will be chosen at random on, about, or after April 18, 2018, and will be notified via email to confirm. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Prizing provided & shipped by Clarkson Potter. This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any social network.

1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! The Rock Father is not responsible for shipping or for any lost or misdirected packages. In the rare occasion that a prize does not arrive (which, sadly, has happened), you have no remedy other than moving on. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery, but it seldom ever takes that long - we just have to say that.

Michael Symon’s Playing With Fire. Copyright © 2018 by Michael Symon. Photographs copyright © 2018 by Ed Anderson. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

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