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New Cookbook: Rotisserie Turkey

Thanksgiving is showtime for home cooks. It is our time to shine, pulling out all the stops to make a feast for family and friends. I write about rotisserie turkey every year on my blog. In early November, the questions start. A few trickle in early in the month, asking about strategy and tactics. As T-Day approaches, the volume increases, and the questions sound more nervous. On Thanksgiving, when I’m not checking on my own turkey, I spend the day on my cell phone – responding, coaching, cajoling, and in some cases talking people down off the ledge. Trust me – your Thanksgiving turkey will be just fine. After the turkey leftovers are done, and I’ve had time to recover, I gather any new questions and use them as the basis for next year’s Thanksgiving blog posts. This book is a collection of those years of blog posts and questions, cleaned up and rewritten when necessary. It gives me something to refer to when people ask questions: “Here it is, I wrote it all down …

Rotisserie Chicken Grilling Update

Rotisserie Chicken Grilling – Book Update

Now that grilling season is upon us, I’m relaunching Rotisserie Chicken Grilling. The iBooks, Nook and Kobo editions are now available, to go with the paperback and Kindle editions. To celebrate, I lowered the price of the e-book editions to $3.49. Check out my updated book pages for Rotisserie Grilling and Rotisserie Chicken Grilling – thanks to booklaunch.io, I have fancy pages dedicated to each of my cookbooks. Inside Baseball Here’s a little inside baseball about self publishing a cookbook. I love the e-books I get out of iBooks Author – Apple’s formatting is much nicer than the Kindle editions. If the only thing that mattered was appearance, I’d do exclusively iBooks editions. But…from my perspective, the market for e-books is on Amazon. I sell four times as many Kindle copies as I do iBooks through Apple’s iBookstore. (Nook and Kobo are barely a rounding error – I sell a copy a month I’m lucky in their stores). I wonder if the non-Amazon versions are worth the effort. For Rotisserie Grilling, the paperback is still outselling the Kindle edition …

Reminder: Kindle Countdown Sale on Rotisserie Grilling through Thursday

Reminder: my Rotisserie Chicken Grilling cookbook is on a Kindle Countdown sale through Thursday. The Kindle edition of Rotisserie Chicken Grilling is currently on sale for $2.99, down from the list price of $4.99. Thursday at 8AM EST the price goes up to $3.99, and Friday at 8AM the book is back to the full price of $4.99. If you want to check out Rotisserie Chicken Grilling, act fast!  

Kindle Countdown sale on Rotisserie Chicken Grilling – Today through Thursday

Starting today, my Rotisserie Chicken Grilling cookbook is on a Kindle Countdown sale! On Monday Jan 12, 2015 at 8AM EST, the Kindle edition of Rotisserie Chicken Grilling goes on sale for 99 cents – over 80% off the $4.99 cover price. Every day at 8AM the price will go up a dollar – Tuesday it’s $1.99, Wednesday it’s $2.99, Thursday it’s $3.99, and Friday at 8AM the book is back to the full price of $4.99. If you want to check out Rotisserie Chicken Grilling, act fast! On a related note, I was asked by a reader: This book looks like your first book, Rotisserie Grilling. What’s the difference? The difference? Lots and lots of chicken. I think chicken is the killer app for the rotisserie, the best way to show off what a rotisserie can do. There were a bunch of extra chicken recipes that I couldn’t fit in the original book, some of which I had a really hard time cutting out. I couldn’t give up on those recipes; I love them …

Paperback Edition of Rotisserie Chicken Grilling Is Live!

Does your grill have a rotisserie? If so, rotisserie chicken is the first thing you should cook on it. If you are just starting out, Rotisserie Chicken Grilling will teach you the basics. How do you set up the rotisserie? What equipment do you need? How do you secure the bird on the rotisserie spit? It’s all explained. There are over 50 recipes for rotisserie chicken; from simple salt and pepper birds to elaborate barbecue sauces; from Mediterranean herb pastes to Asian glazes. There are recipes to fill up the drip pan, bathing potatoes in chicken drippings, and a section on what to do with leftover chicken, from soups to salads to my favorite, Taco Night. The Kindle edition has full color pictures with each recipe – you are sure to find a new favorite. Now, get outside and start grilling a chicken on your rotisserie! About the author: Mike Vrobel is the food-obsessed author of the Rotisserie Grilling Cookbook, and writes about food on his blog, DadCooksDinner.com. The paperback edition of Rotisserie Chicken Grilling …

My New Cookbook: Rotisserie Chicken Grilling

  Does your grill have a rotisserie? If so, rotisserie chicken is the first thing you should cook on it. If you are just starting out, Rotisserie Chicken Grilling will teach you the basics. How do you set up the rotisserie? What equipment do you need? How do you secure the bird on the rotisserie spit? It’s all explained. There are over 50 recipes for rotisserie chicken; from simple salt and pepper birds to elaborate barbecue sauces; from Mediterranean herb pastes to Asian glazes. There are recipes to fill up the drip pan, bathing potatoes in chicken drippings, and a section on what to do with leftover chicken, from soups to salads to my favorite, Taco Night. The Kindle edition has full color pictures with each recipe – you are sure to find a new favorite. Now, get outside and start grilling a chicken on your rotisserie! About the author: Mike Vrobel is the food-obsessed author of the Rotisserie Grilling Cookbook, and writes about food on his blog, DadCooksDinner.com. Why am I a food writer? …

Rotisserie Cookbook Update

I want to apologize in advance. This post is “inside baseball” about my self-publishing adventure. Today was supposed to be a story about the glories of fall grilling, with colorful descriptions of leaves falling around me. That will have to wait. I screwed up my domain name transfer over the weekend, and spent my blogging time trying to get DadCooksDinner.com back on the air. I hope all the problems are solved. It takes a while for the changes to travel to Domain Name Servers across the globe. Hopefully things have settled down by the time you read this. I need to celebrate. My cookbook has earned enough money to break even. I actually covered my expenses! I have a stack of receipts for the IRS – from lights for trussing videos, proof copies, and review editions. My biggest expense? Meat. It took a lot of roasts to test the recipes. But every copy I sell from now on goes towards profits. Whoo hoo! Well, OK, this does mean I worked six months for free. But …

Review (And Giveaway) of Rotisserie Grilling over at Casual Kitchen

“Mike’s book covers literally everything: You’ll learn how to set up your own rotisserie at home. You’ll learn the pros and cons of different types of grills. You’ll learn everything you need to know to make magazine-caliber meals out of rotisserie poultry, pork, beef, roasts, ribs and lamb. You’ll learn the techniques of trussing, spitting (no, not that kind of spitting), salting, brining, dry and wet rubs, marinating–even “brinerating.” And Mike also shares more than fifty of his top favorite rotisserie recipes. [Dan Koontz, CasualKitchen.blogspot.com] Dan is a long-time blog friend of DadCooksDinner, and I sent him a copy of Rotisserie Grilling for review. On top of the glowing comments, he did some freelance proofreading, finding a couple corrections I missed. (Dan also writes the Quick Writing Tips blog.) Thank you, Dan! Casual Kitchen is giving away two Kindle copies of Rotisserie Grilling. Get over there before Monday the 24th, leave a comment with a link to your favorite grilling recipe, and you could win a copy. Tell him Mike sent you! Giveaway! Rotisserie Grilling …

Cookbook Update: Paperback version is now available!

The paperback edition of Rotisserie Grilling is now available! Rotisserie Grilling: 50 recipes for your grill’s rotisserie, is $9.99 through Amazon.com, with the same content as the Kindle edition. The only difference is the interior pictures – a full color book would have cost over $30, so I had to go with black and white pictures. If you’ve been waiting patiently for a physical book, thank you. Paperback: Rotisserie Grilling – $9.99, with black and white pictures. Kindle: Rotisserie Grilling – $4.99, available for immediate download, with full color pictures *My apologies to Nook and iBook readers. I made a mistake. I’m almost done formatting…but I can’t publish until August 1st. I signed up for a “Kindle exclusive” program when I first published Rotisserie Grilling, and now I’m contractually obligated to not have other e-book versions until then. I won’t do that again, I can assure you… Thank you to everyone who passed on the news about my cookbook to their friends and readers. When it first came out, I had the #1 selling kindle book in the “Outdoor …

Rotisserie Grilling Sample: Charcoal vs Gas

It’s I wrote a Cookbook week on DadCooksDinner! To whet your whistle, here’s a sample section from Rotisserie Grilling. I let my inner food geek run wild, and explore the science of rotisserie. Enjoy! —Start Excerpt— Sidebar: Charcoal vs. Gas The cheapest charcoal grill browns meat better than most gas grills. Why? Warning! Science content ahead. If you want to skip it, the summary is: Meat browns as meat juices are exposed to heat and evaporate. Dry heat browns better than wet heat because the extra water has to evaporate before the meat will start to brown. Burning charcoal is dry heat. Burning gas releases water, making wet heat. Therefore, charcoal browns meat better than gas. Starting science content. My wife, the high school chemistry teacher, made sure I have the science correct. She says you better not skip ahead. There will be a quiz. Why is dry heat better than wet heat? The Maillard reaction. The Maillard reaction occurs when sugars and amino acids are exposed to heat in a dry environment; the result is browning …

My Cookbook: Rotisserie Grilling

[Updated 6/3/2012 to add the paperback edition] As of today, I’m a (self) published author. Though I prefer the term “indie author”, since that makes it sound like I’m cool enough to be in a band. My first cookbook, Rotisserie Grilling, is available in the following formats: Paperback edition: Rotisserie Grilling – $9.99, black and white pictures. Kindle edition: Rotisserie Grilling – $4.99, available for immediate download, full color pictures. Nook edition: Rotisserie Grilling – $4.99, available for immediate download, full color pictures. iBooks edition: Rotisserie Grilling – $4.99, available for immediate download, full color pictures. Kobo edition: Rotisserie Grilling – $4.99, available for immediate download, full color pictures. All editions have 50 recipes for your grill’s rotisserie, and are full of photographs and step-by-step instructions on how to use the rotisserie attachment for a grill. * Sorry about the black and white pictures in the paperback – I would have to charge over $25 if I published a color picture version. Errata: Corrections for typos, printing errors, and other mistakes. Thank you to the readers who pointed these out – …