Learn how barbecue like a pro!
Barbecuing is an American tradition, one which most of us can’t seem to get enough of. No matter what the season, that smoky, fiery flavor calls to us. Of course, we could all use some pointers to increase our skills and master new recipes. If you want to improve your grilling game, one (or all!) of these top BBQ books is sure to help.
Weber’s Way to Grill: The Step-by-Step Guide to Expert Grilling
Full of detailed color photographs, this guide is well-loved by many and considered to be the next-best thing to having an expert teach you in person. A collection of both classic and ethnic recipes give you a wide range of options, while the common ingredients ensure that you’ll have the items needed on hand.
Instructions for how to care for your grill are included. Also included are step-by-step guides on how to handle your grill and cook over fire, how to tell when your meat is done, how to choose the best cuts of meat, and more. Written by Jamie Purviance, Weber’s master griller, this book is sure to please both novices and experts.
The Barbecue! Bible: Over 500 Recipes
Steven Raichlen’s take on barbecuing is a bit more oriented towards gas grilling. Some beginners may find it to be a little overwhelming, but those who are looking for wider selection of recipes are sure to love this book.
If you want to expand your palate and try new foods, Raichlen’s methods make recipes from all over the world accessible and easy. Full-color photographs are included, and show not only photos of the finished product but also how-to photos to ensure that you can make the finished product. Furthermore, grilling isn’t just limited to meat — recipes for how to grill vegetables such as potatoes, eggplant, and cauliflower are included as well.
Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book: Recipes and Secrets from a Legendary Barbecue Joint
The Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q restaurant of Decatur, Alabama is famous for its barbecue and has influence much of the surrounding area in the way BBQ is made and served in the region. The book, authored by the executive chef Chris Lilly, shares the BBQ story of the place, and includes side dishes and dessert recipes to complete the experience. This book is great for beginners who want tried-and-true barbecue recipes but also desire more than just a meat cookbook.
No matter which of these BBQ books you choose, you can look forward to all kinds of tasty meals as you find new ways to utilize your grill. Whether you prefer the basic, classic sort of barbecue or wish to try more exotic flavors, you’re sure to impress your friends and family with the incredible flavors and textures of perfected barbecue.