We’re Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, better known as the Grill Dads, and often seen on Food Network, Today Show and across social media. We live and cook by a very simple mantra: You can make literally anything on a grill.
We like to joke that people at home can look at us and say, “If these two idiots can do it, I can too.” We’re not trained chefs. We never attended culinary school. We’re home chefs. Backyard connoisseurs. Grill enthusiasts. Weekend warriors.
Grilling and barbecue are different. See, grills are a tool, a versatile heat source. BBQ, on the other hand, is a cuisine. We don’t concentrate on making great low-and-slow BBQ, although we do enjoy doing that from time to time. We’re here to show people how to use grills to cook anything and everything. From soups and salads to mains and appetizers―the grill is a multifaceted tool you can use to turn out inventive and delicious food with a kiss of smoke and fire.
We are incredibly proud to offer this cookbook as a roadmap to express yourself and experiment with different types of grills, cooking methods and cuisines―with recipes designed to help you grow into an outstanding home chef. We’ve filled it with simple, fun, delicious recipes that you can make as written or use as a guide to experiment on your own.
This cookbook was written for everyone, based on our philosophy that you, yes YOU, can make everything and anything on a grill.
Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey are the creators of The Grill Dads. After winning Guy’s Big Project, they starred in the primetime shows The Grill Dads and Comfort Food Tour on the Food Network. They’ve also appeared on Beat Bobby Flay, The Wendy Williams Show, The Today Show, Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show and more. Mark lives in Boise, Idaho and Fey live in Los Angeles, California.