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Nov 17, 2006 06:38 PM

Grilling/bbq cookboos

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for good books on grilling. I would love to get my boyfriend one for his stocking over the holidays (he loves to grill)! Thank you so much in advance to any replys! :)

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  1. The Thrill of the Grill, Chris Schlesinger.

    1. "Thrill of The Grill" is a great book, targeted mainly at unusual dishes and preparations.

      "Weber's Big Book of Grilling" is a great book targeted towards more mainstream stuff. It's great even if you have some other type of grill. Probably too big to fit in an actual stocking though.

      For BBQ proper, as opposed to grilling, "Smoke & Spice" is a great resource.

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      1. re: PDXpat

        I second the "Weber's Big Book of Grilling" suggestion. I've found a higher proportion of keepers--recipes I make again and again--from it than almost any other cookbook I own.

        My only criticism is that it recommends the USDA's higher, safety-over-flavor temperatures for doneness (which even the USDA has backed off from now). If you ignore those and cook to the more reasonable temps that most chefs recommend, you can't go wrong with this book.

      2. Almost anything by Steven Raichlen - his Barbecue Bible is a classic. I have his book on Sauces, Rubs and Marinades which I find invaluable.

        1. Thank you so much for all of your helpful tips! I think im going to go with webers big book of grilling for this holiday- however i have marked down all the others for upcoming occasions! :)

          1. I find Bobby Flay's grilling cookbooks to be really good, especially because he has recipes for grilling things other than meat, such as vegetables, fruits, and breads.