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Mar 31, 2007 06:08 AM

Cook book for grilling?

We're back out in the suburbs after several years in the city, and we now own a grill. Now I need a cookbook with good grilling techniques and basic recipes. Any suggestions?

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  1. The Best Recipe Grilling & Barbeque book by the Cooks Illustrated people. It's great on technique for both gas and charcoal grills. It has certainly made me a much better outdoor cook. The Steven Raichlen books are amazing as well. I like the Sauces and Rubs book.

      1. I like Steven Raichlen's "How to Grill." The recipes have turned out well, and the pictures are helpful and have inspired me to try some recipes that I might not have otherwise used. It's pretty basic, yet imaginative, and he includes suggestions for variations.

        1. My favourite is Steven Raichlens "The Barbecue Bible." The book features recipes for grilling foods from around the world and, best of all, they work. Mr. Raichlen's sense of spicing and flavour combinations is outstanding - nothing dull here.

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          1. re: FlavoursGal

            I second the Bible - I've been dieing to try the Brazillian Beer Chicken but haven't yet. Looks excellent. This post just inspired me - getting some chicken today!!!

            1. re: lexpatti

              If you like 'round the world cooking, the BBQ Bibli will be great....if you want good old fashioned American cooking, look else where...Steve's other books, IMHO are much more to the tastes of BBQ cooks. Wber's books are great....Also, Bobby FLay had a book out also about grilling that was very good

              1. re: nyfoodjoe

                Thanks for the great suggestions. The Cook's Illustrated book and How to Grill have been ordered!