In the Loop with Andy Andrews

On this week’s episode, I talk about my passion for cooking outdoors, reveal my secret recipe for the best grilled vegetables ever, and discuss why I like to put things that I actually use into the stories in my books.


I am kind of a foodie.

  • I enjoy making and eating great food.
  • I don’t know if it’s just a southern thing, but we seem to devise events around food.
  • I really like cooking outside.


I’m a grill guy, and I love the charcoal taste.

  • I come from a long line of “grill people.”
  • My dad thought he was good, but he burned everything.
  • All you people who have gas grills. Wrong! You’re cooking with heat and there is nothing to give your food taste.


For years I have put things in my books that I like or use.

  • In The Noticer Returns, Jones is teaching how to start a business, and one of the guys (Baker Larson) starts cooking with a Kamado Joe.
  • We cook on them at least three times a week.
  • We do pizza, fish, steak, and wild game.
  • One of our absolute favorites is cooking vegetables.


Secret Recipe:

We will cut up whatever vegetables we have and cover them with an Italian dressing to soak for a little while. We’ll then put the vegetables in a basket that goes in our Kamado Joe, and smoke them at about 350 degrees.


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Direct download: ITL124_The_Andy_Andrews_Guide_to_Cooking.mp3
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