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Jul 14, 2012 09:08 AM

Grilling cookbook for a grilling novice

We just bought our first grill, and my husband wants to get grilling. I'm definitely the cook in the house, but he wants to become the grill master. What cookbook(s) should I buy him as a jumping-off point? Things he would probably enjoy: how-tos, grilling primers, and basic recipes. Things he probably would not: recipes with super long ingredient lists and recipes with long/complicated instructions. He's looking for a book that will teach him how to marinate and grill a cut of meat/poultry/fish to perfection -- the basics. Any recommendations would be much appreciated!

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  1. Weber's Big Book of Grilling by Jamie Purviance is really good for a novice. Another good one is How To Grill by Steven Raichlen.

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    1. re: Philly Ray

      why not check out cookbook of the month(COTM) on home cooking and recommend the book

    2. If he's a novice this may help him get started on the right foot.
      Best feature of all, it's free.

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      1. re: todao

        That's all good information, but if you are using a charcoal grill, skip the Kingsford briquettes and invest in a chimney starter and some hardwood lump charcoal.

          1. re: dag556

            No problem. The books I recommended are useful for gas or charcoal. They discuss both.