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gastronomy Nov 17, 2006 06:38 PM

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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    Grubbjunkie RE: gastronomy Nov 17, 2006 08:49 PM

    The Thrill of the Grill, Chris Schlesinger.

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      PDXpat RE: gastronomy Nov 17, 2006 08:59 PM

      "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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        MsMaryMc RE: PDXpat Nov 18, 2006 05:07 PM

        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.

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        cheryl_h RE: gastronomy Nov 17, 2006 09:02 PM

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

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          gastronomy RE: gastronomy Nov 18, 2006 04:54 AM

          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! :)

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            glutton RE: gastronomy Nov 18, 2006 01:17 PM

            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.

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              Procrastibaker RE: gastronomy Nov 18, 2006 03:10 PM

              Thrill of the grill is a great place to start. Even though some of the dishes are unusual, his theory is really helpful. My husband is a master griller since we got that book...

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                huruta RE: gastronomy Nov 18, 2006 03:16 PM

                If you want a grill book about technique, How to Grill by Raichlen is great. Its purpose is to teach about all the different grill methods for different cuts and types of meats as well as vegetables. We have made virtually every recipe in this book and learned a tremendous amount. If you want sauces and recipes I'd recommend The BBQ Bible, also by Raichlen. We also have Let the Flames Begin by Schlessing & Willougby, which is great for pairing savory & sweet.

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                  swarttav RE: gastronomy Nov 18, 2006 03:20 PM

                  I think Born to Grill by Jamison and Jamison is very comprehensive, demonstrates great techniques, and has a wide range of recipes, including grilled desserts. Its my go to book for grilling.

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                    Mel RE: gastronomy Nov 18, 2006 07:37 PM

                    I love the weber big book of grilling as well as the grilling book from William Sonoma... they are my go to's for grilling

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