Say what you will about the Mayor of Flavortown, but if we had to choose between a backyard cookout hosted by a guy in a toque and a man wearing a flame-emblazoned bowling shirt who kept shouting catchphrases and cracking beers while doing burger-flipping tricks, we’re going with the latter. Point is, Guy Fieri knows his way around the grill, and his cookbook is a surprisingly restrained affair (well, in terms of recipes, not catchphrases… it’d be ridonkulous to think otherwise). You’ve got your standard Americanized grill fare and campfire recipes, sure, but this thing’s also got unexpected moves like brick chicken, skillet cornbreads, grilled pizzas, and more. Yes, the writing in here is essentially like reading a transcript of DDD, but the info here is simple and sound for gas grills, campfires, or pretty much any object that's been set on fire. The recipes are a lot like Guy himself: attention-grabbing without being particularly complicated... and at the end of the day even the snobbiest of cookout guests will have a hard time denying that they kind of love them, even if they’re reluctant to admit it. Even better, this will look great on your bookshelf alongside Mastering the Art of French Cooking.