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Need advice on grilling books

Phaedrus May 25, 2011 07:14 AM

Not just barbecue books, although I am not opposed to looking at them. I am really searching for books on how to grill mediterranean style. More seafood and vegetables. Recipes books are welcomed but I want to know more about the tricvks and tips on how to grill with flavor and without fanfare.

Also, anything on Brasilian Rpdizio type of grilling would be great too.

Much thanks.

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    laststandchili RE: Phaedrus May 25, 2011 07:42 AM


    Not familiar with Brasilian, but 7 fires on Argentinian grilling is excellent.

    I kind of hate to admit it, but I also like Steve Raichlen's books. I can't stop making his recipe for Vietnamese meatballs.

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    1. re: laststandchili
      Philly Ray RE: laststandchili May 25, 2011 10:18 AM

      Which Raichlen book is that meatball recipe in? I have Planet Barbecue and I don't see it in there.

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        j8715 RE: laststandchili May 25, 2011 12:48 PM

        i keep suggesting seven fires as a cookbook of the month, but people can't get enough dowdy old lady cookbooks (seriously rice in june??).

        i just got smoke and spice, its bbq not grilling but is nice.

        mario batali has a grilling book that i would assume is mediterranean in nature, but i really know nothing about it. i just trust him because he is a fat guy.

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          arashall RE: j8715 May 26, 2011 05:33 AM

          The Batali book is just called Italian Grill. It does lean to mediterranean. Simple but delicious recipes, and lots of pictures. Try the onions with the balsamic sauce...I can't remember it exactly, but the crowd went wild!

      2. C. Hamster RE: Phaedrus May 25, 2011 12:44 PM

        I dont hate to admit it, Steve raichlins books are very good. Plus he's a VERY nice guy.

        I also like Chris Schlesinger's The Thrill of the Grill

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          shrimp13 RE: C. Hamster May 25, 2011 12:48 PM

          +1 on Raichlen and Schlesinger!

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            Gio RE: C. Hamster May 26, 2011 06:02 AM

            Schlesinger's License to Grill is terrific, too, as is the Batali book.


          2. Woodfireguy RE: Phaedrus May 26, 2011 05:27 AM

            I agree with laststandchili, Francis Mallmann’s book, Seven Fires is great stuff. You can also take a look at what we are doing on our blog. David Rocco’s, does a lot of this style of grilling on his show. I’m sure he has a cookbook by now. If I was you, I would start with making Paella on your BBQ.

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