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Apr 23, 2007 08:25 AM

Best Grilling Cookbook

I am looking to buy my husband a grilling cookbook as a gift. Can anyone suggest their favorites and why?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Are you looking for techniques or marinade recipes? If techniques, while I'm not an expert on Grilling, I don't think you can go wrong with anything from Chris Schlesinger (The Thrill of the Grill) or Steve Raichlen (How to Grill).

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    1. re: LindaWhit

      Looking more for techniques. Thanks for the ideas. I will check them both out!

      1. re: LindaWhit

        My wife bought me the Raichlin a couple years ago and I would highly recommend it for detailed, precise instructions as well as a little of the why behind the how.

      2. I've enjoyed The Grilling Encyclopedia by A. Cort Simmes. How to cook anything from A to Z with some nice side dishes and marinades in the back.

        1. The grilling book put out by the Cook's Illustrated editors is also pretty good, especially from a technique/equipment standpoint. It does seem to give a lot of answers to the "whys" of grilling choices.

          I don't own the book, but have checked it out of the library on a number of occasions, which leads me to the suggestion: check out a few grilling books and try them out before you make your gift purchase.

          For what it's worth, I think learning technique and understanding "the grill" are more important than the collection of recipes in any given book.

          1. I'm partial to "Born to Grill" by Jamison and Jamison good tips on technique and a wide variety of creative recipes

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            1. re: swarttav

              Thanks everyone! I will let you know what I end up with.