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Cookbooks

beesbees Posts: 335
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
What BGE cookbooks would you recommend for a new egger?
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  • ForniaFornia Posts: 451
    I personally don't have the BGE Cookbook yet, but I've just adapted the directions in a book to the Egg.

    I've been enjoying the BBQ books, sauce/rub/mop books...I recently picked up BBQ25 by Adam Perry Lang, Mastering Barbecue.

    Working on a brined pork chop right now...keeping it pretty close to the book as least. :whistle: I'm personally not one follow a recipt to a T, unless it calls for it. I have the book upstairs now, sorry I dont know it off hand.
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  • Everything you need to know is right here. Recipes a plenty by people who know what they are doing and how to cook on an egg.
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  • ForniaFornia Posts: 451
    Totally agree with the above!!!

    Just thought maybe you wanted to fill a bookcase or something. B)

    And when you can't find it here (really?), there are various online web resources provided by some very dedicated Eggers!
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  • Steven Raichlen's BBQ USA: 425 Fiery Recipes From All Across America

    Mastering the Grill: The Owner's Manual for Outdoor Cooking [Paperback]
    Andrew Schloss
    Andrew Schloss (Author)
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  • Bees,

    I would recommend the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) as the first book anybody should use for any type if cooking.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,294
    Any cookbook, any recipe can be used on the BGE.
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
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  • Honestly, the cookbook Ive utilized the most since I got my egg is Peter Reinharts American Pie. The biggest selling point of the egg to me was the ability to have an authentic pizza oven that can recreate pies from Italy, New York and Chicago. It's part novel, part recipe book that allows you to recreate crusts and toppings that are authentic to the originals.

    I've bought the new and old bge cookbook and they are ok. The new book is nice food porn but I find more appeal in utilizing tried and true methods from the forum rather than what some professional chef has created with big kitchen and culinary support staff. Also there are a few food blogs I read such as the Naked Whiz, Celtic Wolf and others that are related to bbq/bge.
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  • Honestly, I would not get a cookbook specific to the Egg.

    I'd recommend perfecting your indirect and direct cooking techniques by reading this forum and trying out things.

    Once you have your direct and indirect down, you really can just about convert any recipe to the Egg.

    For example, my cook last night was from America's Test Kitchen and had nothing to do with the Egg or even grilling but it rocked on the Egg.

    So keep reading here, ask questions, and try things you see people do. That helped me tons!
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  • I'm a huge Reinhart fan; his Bread Baker's Apprentice and Artisan Breads Every Day are wonderful if you want to bake on the Egg. No, he doesn't talk about eggs; you'll figure that part out yourself.

    I second Raichlen's books, as he provides clear, simple instructions for newbies who can't cook anything, or don't have any grilling/bbq experience at all.

    My latest favorite grill book is Robb Walsh's Tex-Mex Grill and Backyard Barbacoa cookbook...nice stories along with the recipes. And Francis Mallman's Seven Fires is interesting for his overall approach.
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  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    In case it hasnt been mentioned, without a doubt I'd get the Dinosaur BBQ cookbook...most recipes are very adaptable to the egg..has great cooking tips..and havent found a bad recipe in the bunch!
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  • BajaTomBajaTom Posts: 1,269
    I like Dr BBQ cook books. He cooks on the egg alot. His recipes are easy to make on the ee. BBQlibrary.jpg
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,294
    What is the little one on the right? Nice collection.
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,635
    drbbq,s books
    breath of a wok
    quick an easy thai
    caprials bistro style cuisine
    complete book of breads

    any book that has recipes that you like :laugh: dont limit yourself to bbq ;)
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  • beesbees Posts: 335
    I have to say this forum has some of the best folks who are having fun living and trying to help others.
    Thanks much for the thoughts!
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  • Best BBQ and grilling books that I like

    1. Big Bob Gibson's BBQ
    2. William's Sonoma, Essentials of Grilling

    Paul Kirk's Chrmpionshipp BBQ is a very comprehensive book as well.
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