Chef Ben Ford is known for wowing crowds with handcrafted feasts of epic proportions: a whole pig roast, paella for eighty or burgers for the block. In his complete guide to outdoor grilling, smoking, and roasting, he divulges his secrets for nine jaw-dropping feasts for the adventurous home cook and DIY enthusiast. Just choose your theme and number of guests-he'll show you how to throw a party for the whole neighborhood or host an intimate dinner for four. Feasts include: Whole Pig Roast, Burger and Bratwurst Block Party, Cedar-Plank Wild Sturgeon Bake, Box-Roasted Spring Lamb, Wood-Fired Paella, Hill Country Barbecue, Southland Barrel Clambake, Lake House Fish Fry and Sunday Roast. Every feast includes recipes for main courses, sides and desserts, all reflecting Ford's passion for artisanal techniques, innovative flavors and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Hailed as a "culinary MacGyver," Ford also provides DIY primers for making simple, custom outdoor cookers. Hardcover, 288 pages.