License To Grill is a food based show hosted by Rob Rainford. It was formerly aired by the Discovery Network on its channel, Discovery Home and could be seen all across the United States. The show went off air when the channel merged with Planet Green. ‘Bike Ride BBQ’ was the last to have been aired in the United States of America. However, the viewers can still catch it on Food Network, Canada and Asian Food Channel. It is also possible to download episodes of the show from the Australian site MoboVivo.
The show focuses on barbequed food with the host highlighting a number of recipes that can be ideal for backyard cooking.
Origin of License To Grill Recipes
The show was first aired on 28th September 2004 and has enjoyed a long run encompassing five seasons now. The first season consisted of 26 different episodes with each of them aired on Saturdays. The initial episode featured several recipes with the host, Rob Rainford trying his hand at grilling Salmon and lamb martini along with a host of vegetables and herbs. The episode was aptly named ‘Martini Birthday Bash’. The show is on its fifth season now.
Format of License To Grill
The main theme of the show is entertainment where Rob Rainford enjoys conjuring up a host of recipes for his guests. Each episode is usually aired on a Saturday with some of them continuing for a couple of days. The various tips and tricks associated with barbeques are demonstrated in an easy and light manner while Rainford barbeques the hamburgers, steaks and kebabs. A few of the episodes also consist of unique barbeques including leg of lambs, smoked fishes along with grilled desserts.
The philosophy behind the process of barbeque is explained by the host too as he incorporates both the slow and indirect method as well as the high heat method of barbequing in his show.
Noteworthy License To Grill Recipes
Some of the most memorable episodes have been:-
· Brick Breaking Bash- The emphasis is on grilled dishes with beets, stuffed quail and a blue cheese salad being the main attraction of the show.
· Japanese Farewell Dinner- The entire menu comprised of Japanese grilled and smoked dishes.
· Successful Jump- Some unique and innovative dishes like Lemonade Chicken Papaya Slaw and smoked almonds were showcased by Rob in this Season 3 episode.
License To Grill: Trivia
Various recipes from License To Grill have been incorporated in the book ‘Grilled to Perfection: Recipes from License to Grill’.