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What is your Best Barbecue cookbook gift idea?

Looking for suggestions for what you all think is the best BBQ cookbook to give as a gift for a BGEgger. Thoughts?
Chris
Falls Church, VA
Large & Mini
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  • An Amazon gift card
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,579
    Serious Barbecue is highly regarded. Recipes can be involved, in case they're not into that.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,267
    any of the drbbq books
    http://www.drbbq.com/

    i find i get most of my recipes off the web though and rarely open the books unless im looking for ideas. if they are new to egging, theres woks, dutch ovens and castiron fry pans, pizza peels and stone,thermapens and wireless thermometers, the more they have the quicker they get up to speed
  • bicktravbicktrav Posts: 488
    Serious Barbecue is highly regarded. Recipes can be involved, in case they're not into that.
    This.  No question.  Best cookbook I've encountered by a mile.
    Southern California
  • Charcuterie - Smoking/brining/curing/Sausage making. Great book if you are interested in making your own bacon (Easy and Gooood), Corned Beef,Sausage etc.

    Serious BBQ- Adam Perry Lang.  No longer in publication but used ones can be found on Amazon, and can be pricey.  I think I paid $70 for a hard cover that came from a library.

    Simi Valley, California
    LBGE, PBC, Annova
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,579
    Charcuterie - Smoking/brining/curing/Sausage making. Great book if you are interested in making your own bacon (Easy and Gooood), Corned Beef,Sausage etc.

    Serious BBQ- Adam Perry Lang.  No longer in publication but used ones can be found on Amazon, and can be pricey.  I think I paid $70 for a hard cover that came from a library.

    Serious Barbecue was reissued this summer; its around 25-30 buck on Amazon.
  • Another vote for Serious Barbecue.  I picked it up after hearing about it on the forum here and have loved it.
  • I picked up Serious Barbecue used for $7.50 plus $4 for shipping.
    Edina, MN

  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    +1 on Serious Barbecue. Recipes can be involved, but worth it IMHO.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • Nearly unanimous, SERIOUS BARBECUE is the winner! 
    Guess Santa will get one for me, too!
    Chris
    Falls Church, VA
    Large & Mini
  • I would suggest the ones from Chris Lilly and Myron Mixon.
  • I like the BGE cook book I also like Dr.BBQ's book called Slow Fire either one of the books would be a great gift to a Egghead 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • LitLit Posts: 6,523
    I have been hitting up goodwills. I got like 10-15 cook books in the last couple days for like $25.
  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 739
    Call me old fashioned, but I'm still partial to Smoke & Spice, simple yet thorough.

    LBGE

    Cedar table w/granite top

    Ceramic Grillworks two-tier swing rack

    Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer

  • EGC71EGC71 Posts: 28
    Serious Barbecue
  • BGE cookbook is good....for Thanksgiving cookbook said 5+ hours and it was done in 3 at 350F!
  • If the giftee is a baseball fan, you might consider this one. I,ve seen an epub version on a friends iPad and found it to be interesting.

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    The Nolan Ryan Beef & Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes from a Texas Kitchen by Nolan Ryan
    Authentic, easy-to-prepare Texas beef and BBQ recipes from Baseball Hall of Famer and cattle rancher Nolan Ryan.
    Legendary pitcher Nolan Ryan grew up in Texas and early on developed a passion for cattle ranching that rivaled his interest in baseball. His first cookbook offers 75 recipes for sizzling T-bone and rib-eye steaks, mouthwatering burgers, slow-cooked barbecue ribs, and more. Working with chef Cristobal Vazquez, Nolan presents a fresh take on the Tex-Mex standards of his childhood. The book includes family recipes for Sunday roasts and brisket, savory side dishes, and a few favorite desserts as well, including Ruth Ryan's Special Occasion Carrot Cake. In the accompanying texts Nolan shares his love of the food of the Southwest and the lessons he's learned in a remarkable career in baseball and in cattle ranching.

    San Diego, CA - Where I've mastered Curmudgeon..working on Recluse.
  • How about thinking out of the box and get them a cookbook for bread or cakes or cookies as the egg can do alot more then bbq.
    1 XXL BGE,  1 LG BGE, 2 MED. BGE, 1 MINI BGE, 1 Peoria custom cooker Meat Monster.


    Clinton, Iowa
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,817
    Something tells me they got a cookbook since it has been over a year since this thread started. :-c
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Well damn....lok
    1 XXL BGE,  1 LG BGE, 2 MED. BGE, 1 MINI BGE, 1 Peoria custom cooker Meat Monster.


    Clinton, Iowa
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 904
    I just ordered this 'The Pizza Bible' from amazon.
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • not specifically bbq, but pretty much any book by Ruhlman is a solid choice. I really love Ruhlman's 20. It really helped me become a better cook...not just provide recipes.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,277
    Chubbs said:
    Something tells me they got a cookbook since it has been over a year since this thread started. :-c
     
    Wow, I think it's been over a year since I've seen a post from you too; where you been?!?
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  • I think the How to Grill cook book by Steven Raichlen. This book boosted my confidence and abilities through the roof after I read it. I went through the book like a novel, from front to back.
    1 brand new XL BGE 1-22" WSM 1-Weber Performer 1-Four Seasons gasser West Islip, New York
  • I like Big Bob Gibson's BBQ book, Smokin with Myron Mixon, Serious BBQ, and Peace, Love, and BBQ by Mike and Amy Mills.
  • I think the How to Grill cook book by Steven Raichlen. This book boosted my confidence and abilities through the roof after I read it. I went through the book like a novel, from front to back.

    This. Especially if they are a beginner. I've got a myron mixon book that I would offer to give away, but I dont wanna inflict that kind of punishment on anybody.

    Little Rock, AR

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 15,951
    I have no bbq books but, APLs Serious Barbeque and Charcuterie would top my list. I have family cook books and some from our overseas deployments but, they aren't "specifically" barbeque books. IMHO you can tweak recipes to fit your cooking style and the BGE.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 13,124
    Even though I generally don't post on a mature thread, I did get a Q book this past Christmas (from a long-distance relative) -"Fire and Smoke" by Chris Lilly.  Given he does cook on BGE's and lots of other rigs, I will try a few of his recipes.  Great book for me-lots of pics and large text.  And as mentioned elsewhere-this site is the best "push the envelope on a cooking rig going".  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood.
  • bboulierbboulier Posts: 526
    edited December 2014
    I like Raichlen's first book, "The Barbecue Bible"  (1998).  Has some great recipes and techniques.  Of course, for this forum, there is always Betty McDonald's "The Egg and I".  :-)
    Weber Kettle, Weber Genesis Silver B, Medium Egg, KJ Classic (Black)
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