May 1st, 2008

Our American Heroes Love Them Some Steak

Few things get me as choked up as stories about our men and women who are fighting for our freedom.

And I’ve just read about a book that shines a light on our Marines and their grilling ability — “Command of the Grill:  A Salute to Steak.”

Our soldiers and their favorite steaks? This has got to be good.

The Marines have a “Command of the Grill” contest and the book features winning recipes from this contest’s semi-finals and finals.

Some of these recipes were perfected while these heroes were serving overseas. What a testament to the determination of our soldiers! Does it get any more American than that?

Here’s an excerpt from a blog posting about this book on

The book showcases the winning recipes, honorable mentions, profiles of the Marine competitors, celebrity Marine recipes and a rigorous “Steak Boot Camp.” Capt. Eric Dominijanni’s Disco’s Hot and Tangy New York Strip Steaks is one of the recipes covered in the book. “Capt. D” has been cooking since he was a child. While stationed in Iraq, he was known to make paella for his troops in the back of his Assault Amphibian Vehicle. “I may have had to fight like a barbarian, but I didn’t have to eat like one,” Dominijanni said.

Here’s a link to the entire story on this book over at Sounds like a good investment to me.