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I'm looking for the greatest BBQ cookbook

dloech May 25, 2010 11:52 AM

Any suggestions greatly appreciated! Thanks -

  1. HillJ Sep 20, 2010 05:37 AM

    The Weber grill people offer a dynamite grilling cookbook in hard copy & online.

    1. Chefalicious Sep 19, 2010 11:53 AM

      My dad bought me a book called Killer Ribs: Mouthwatering Recipes from North America's best Rib Joints. Great pictures and authentic recipes.


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        Leper Sep 17, 2010 10:58 AM

        For a really interesting take I suggest "Seven Fires, Grilling the Argentine Way" by Francis Mallmann. No one does meat over fire better than the Argentenines. Also good is "Taming the Flame" by Elizabeth Karmel.

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          deepsouth Sep 17, 2010 11:44 AM

          thanks for the recommendations!

          1. re: Indirect Heat
            bizkat Sep 19, 2010 07:01 AM

            I've got Seven Fires. The photos are quite beautiful and many grilled veggie recipes that really opened my eyes to other possibilities.

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            jiarby Sep 17, 2010 06:58 AM

            Paul Kirk has a couple good ones that are worth having.

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              sparkareno May 25, 2010 04:56 PM

              Hot Barbecue by Hugh Carpenter
              fabulous recipes and beautiful photos. It's not a strict how-to book so if you need that, go elsewhere


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              1. re: sparkareno
                deepsouth Sep 16, 2010 02:25 PM

                i think the best bbq "cookbook" is doing a search on a couple different bbq websites... those being eggheadforum.com and bbqbrethren.com


                1. re: deepsouth
                  Mistral Sep 16, 2010 11:14 PM

                  Excellent websites!

                  1. re: Mistral
                    deepsouth Sep 17, 2010 07:00 AM

                    thanks. i have found them to be an invaluable resource and they have greatly allowed me to step up my bbq game.

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                dloech May 25, 2010 01:18 PM

                Thanks for the suggestions!

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                1. re: dloech
                  Indirect Heat May 25, 2010 04:43 PM

                  Second for APL's Serious BBQ. It's a pretty fantastic book. The other book that I use a ton is Smoke and Spice by the Jamisons. Both excellent books. I am not a Raichlen fan (cue flaming in 5, 4, 3, 2...).

                  1. re: Indirect Heat
                    Mistral Sep 16, 2010 11:13 PM

                    I have several of Raichlen's and am also not a fan. Your book choices sound good.
                    One is basically needing excellent tested recipes and here I think Southern authors are the one's to look for. If one is totally new to grilling the Weber guides are recommended.

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                  Rippin200 May 25, 2010 11:55 AM

                  Adam Perry Lang's Serious BBQ......Great Book!!

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                    FreeWally May 25, 2010 12:11 PM

                    BBQ Bible by Steven Raichlen

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                      boyzoma May 25, 2010 12:17 PM

                      Or, if you are just starting out, "How To Grill" by Steven Raichlen

                      1. re: boyzoma
                        Perilagu Khan May 25, 2010 01:20 PM

                        I learned a lot from "How to Grill" and still use several of its recipes. It's a great book.

                      2. re: FreeWally
                        alkapal Sep 19, 2010 07:25 PM

                        from bbq bible, raichlen's "rasta ribs" recipe rocks! <say that fast five times>

                        raichlen's rasta ribs... rock <i feel a conga line comin' on>

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