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Clarkson Potter sent me a copy of Playing With Fire AND is providing a prize pack for one of my lucky readers!MICHAEL SYMON’S PLAYING WITH FIRE: BBQ and More from the Grill, Smoker, and Fireplace

The thing that I was most excited about when I received MICHAEL SYMON’S PLAYING WITH FIRE: BBQ and More from the Grill, Smoker, and Fireplace in the mail, was that the food looks delicious and the weather is warming up — which means it is almost GRILLING SEASON! I love grilling season because we get to hang out outside as a family while eating amazing food. Seriously, though– food cooked on a grill or smoked in a smoker ALWAYS tastes better. It just captures the flavors in such an amazing way! I am excited to share this giveaway with you. MICHAEL SYMON’S PLAYING WITH FIRE will get you excited for grilling season. This mouth watering cook book is available in Stores April 3, 2018. Learn more about the book at


“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, Mabel’s BBQ, Michael Symon enthusiastically sampled smoked meat from across America.

The 72 finger-licking, lip-smacking recipes here 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. Michael 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. If you are looking for a new guide to classic American barbecue with the volume turned to high, look no further.”

About the Author

Michael Symon cooks with soul, having grown up in a Greek and Sicilian family. The Cleveland native shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on Food Network and as a co-host on ABC’s The Chew. Michael is the chef and owner of more than 18 restaurants, including Lola and Mabel’s BBQ in downtown Cleveland, locals of B-Spot Burgers throughout the Midwest, and Angeline at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. He is also the author of five cookbooks, including Playing With Fire (Clarkson Potter, 2018). When he’s not working, Michael loves cooking at home, playing golf, gardening in the backyard and spending time with his wife Liz and their bulldog Ozzy.


Can’t Wait? Preorder MICHAEL SYMON’S PLAYING WITH FIRE cookbook now!

Enter to WIN our MICHAEL SYMON’S PLAYING WITH FIRE: BBQ and More from the Grill, Smoker, and Fireplace Giveaway!

One (1) winner receives:

  • Copy of Michael Symon’s Playing With Fire
  • plus a $50 Visa gift card to stock up on meats and veggies for grillin’ and smokin’!

 Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Clarkson Potter.