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May 25, 2010 11:52 AM

I'm looking for the greatest BBQ cookbook

Any suggestions greatly appreciated! Thanks -

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

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      1. re: FreeWally

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

        1. re: boyzoma

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

        2. re: FreeWally

          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>

        1. re: dloech

          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

            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.

        2. 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

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


              1. re: Mistral

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

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

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