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Post Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:26 pm
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I'm home from work today ... laid up from straining my back while moving some "indoor " cooking appliances. So I decided to read the intro of "How to Grill" to take my mind off the pain.

It got me to wondering what books ya'll have in your arsenal?

I have:
How to Grill - Steven Raichlen
BBQ USA - Steven Raichlen
Barbecue! Bible - Steven Raichlen
Sauces, Rubs & Marinades - Steven Raichlen
Beer Can Chicken - Steven Raichlen
John Madden's: Ultimate Tailgatiing

I've purchased a half dozen other BBQ books that I won't mention. They didn't hold a candle to Steven's so I'll be giving them as stocking stuffers this year to family members.

Post Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:54 pm
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Location: Decatur,Al

I am new to posting on the board, but I have been lurking :shock: for a couple of months.

I have recently started my BBQ library with the following:

BBQ USA - Steve Raichlen
Beer Can Chicken - Steve Raichlen


Post Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:55 pm
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My favorites are:

1. How To Grill - Steven Raichlen
2. BBQ USA - Steven Raichlen
3. Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades - Steven Raichlen
4. The L.L. Bean Game & Fish Cookbook - Angus Cameron, Judith Jones
5. America's Favorite Wild Game Recipes - The Hunting and Fishing Library
6. Game Care & Cookery - Sam & Nancy Fadala
7. The Garlic Book - Susan Belsinger and Carolyn Dille

We have a shelf full of other books, but as you can see through this site, Books by Steven Raichlen have become my absolute favorite.


Post Sat Nov 22, 2003 12:52 am
Bob-BQN User avatar
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Welcome aboard heaterman. You've got a great start on your library. Have you checked out "How to Grill" yet? It's full of color photos and detailed steps for every recipe. Well worth the investment!

I grilled fajitas tonight from page 86. They were much better than the ones we used to make with store bought fajita mix. We used freshly picked homegrown pablano peppers. Which, by the way, were hotter than ones I've eaten at restaurants and made a very spice fajita.

Post Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:08 am
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Location: St. Louis, MO
I have all of Steven's books but I must say that Steven has spoiled us all with all of the full color pictures in How to Grill!

Post Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:27 am
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Location: St. Charles, IL
I own:
How To Grill by the Grilling Guru
BBQ USA by the Grilling Guru
Sauces, Rubs and Marinades by the GrillingGuru
Grilling by Williams-Sonoma
The Weber Grill Cookbook by Weber

I'm hoping to add, if Santa is nice to me this year, Beer Can Chicken and Barbecue Bible by the Grilling Guru.

Good Eating to All, and to all a stuffed belly!

Post Sun Nov 23, 2003 11:38 am

From Steven I have:
Suaces Rubs and Marinades
How to Grill
Barbecue USA and
Beer Can Chicken
I also have:
License to Grill by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby
Steak lovers Cookbook by WIlliam Rice
Weber's Big Book of Grilling by Jamie Purviance and Sandre S. Mcrae
Championship Barbecue Sauces by Paul Kirk and
The Great American Barbecue and Grilling Manual by Smoky Hale
I also have collected a number of magazine articles on the topic of barbecue and grilling.

Post Sun Nov 23, 2003 11:39 am
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Location: Central NJ by way of NY
Didn't login, the previous post is mine. Oh, in addition I have The Barbecue Bible by Steven.

No, it ain't burnt- it's barbecue

Post Mon Nov 24, 2003 8:51 am
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Location: York, PA
Great Thread!!

I know that I have all of Steve's grill books, but beyond that I know I have many others but they've been surpassed by Steve's

I'll have to dust them off and list them later...

Post Mon Nov 24, 2003 8:31 pm
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Location: St. Louis, MO
Smoke & Spice by Jamison is also another good book that I have in my collection - kind of strange organization but good recipes.

Post Mon Nov 24, 2003 8:32 pm
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Location: St. Louis, MO
I also use Bobby Flay's Boy Meets Grill cookbook when I want something alittle unusual - however you will always need to make a trip to the store since his recipes require some unique ingredients.

Post Tue Nov 25, 2003 10:14 am
Bob-BQN User avatar
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Location: Texas
I noticed in the posts above that aside from Steven's cookbook's (which seem to be at the top of our lists) each one of us have different cookbooks. So far noone has the same as anyone else. An interesting variety!

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