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Best Grilling Cookbook

lmem1 Apr 23, 2007 08:25 AM

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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    swarttav Apr 23, 2007 11:32 AM

    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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      lmem1 Apr 23, 2007 02:04 PM

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

    2. cayjohan Apr 23, 2007 11:17 AM

      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. MsDiPesto Apr 23, 2007 10:54 AM

        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. LindaWhit Apr 23, 2007 08:31 AM

          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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            lmem1 Apr 23, 2007 08:33 AM

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

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              lgphil Apr 23, 2007 02:24 PM

              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.

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