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Favorite BBQ Cookbooks?

Hey, everyone -

I was just reading another post and read about Adam Perry Lang's BBQ cookbook.

Can ya'll recommend your favorite BBQ cookbook?


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248

    Here are some thoughts.  There are many great ones out there.


    Bbq Recipes, Bbq Books, Plye's Bbq

    Some one in an earlier thread asked for a list of books about BBQ. I have a little time on my hands so I trolled through Amazon and found the list below. If Phil or one of the mods could make this a sticky, it would help out the new members with building their BBQ library.

    1. Anderson, Warren R. ";Mastering the Craft of Smoking Food"

    2. Brown, Alton, ";Good Eats"

    3. Browne, R., ";The Barbecue America Cookbook"

    4. Davis, A., ";The Great BBQ Sauce Book"

    5. Gibson, Big Bob, BBQ Book.

    6. Elie, Lolis Eric & Frank Stewart, ";Smokestack Lightning"

    7. Gibson, Big Bob, BBQ Book.

    8. Griffith, D., ";Celebrating Barbecue"

    9. Hale, C. Clark ";Smoky", "The Great American Barbeque and Grilling Manual"

    10. Jameison, Cheryl Alters & Bill, ";Smoke & Spice: Cooking With Wood, the Real Way to Barbeque"

    11. Joachim David & Schloss, Andrew, ";Mastering the Grill"

    12. Kahn, Lisa, Editor, ";Char-Broil's Everybody Grills!";

    13. Karmel, Elizabeth, ";Taming the Flame"

    14. Kirk, Paul, ";Paul Kirk's Championship BBQ"

    15. Kirk, Paul, ";Paul Kirk's Championship Barbecue Sauces"

    16. Knote, Charlie, ";Barbeque and Sausage Making Secrets"

    17. Kutak, Rytek, ";Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing"

    18. Lampe, Ray, ";Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook"

    19. Lampe, Ray, ";Dr. BBQ’s Big-Time Barbeque Road Trip"

    20. Lampe, Ray, ";Dr. BBQ’s “Barbeque All Year Long!” Cookbook"

    21. Lampe, Ray, ";Dr BBQ,s The NFL Gameday Cookbook"

    22. Lampe, Ray & Beisch, Leigh, Ribs, Chops, Steaks and Wings

    23. Lang, Adam Perry, ";Charred & Scruffed"

    24. Lang, Adam Perry, ";Serious Barbecue"

    25. Lilly, Chris, Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book: ";Recipes and Secrets from a Legendary Barbecue Joint" by Chris Lilly

    26. McMeel, Andrew, :Big Green Egg Cookbook: Celebrating the World's Best Smoker & ...
    Big Green Egg - Andrews McMeel Publishing (2010)

    27. McPeake, Richard W, ";Backyard BBQ: The Art Of Smokology"

    28. Marianski, Stanley, Adam, & Robert, ";Smoking meat and Smokehouse Design"

    29. Mills, Mike & Amy Mills Tunnicliffe, ";Peace, Love, and Barbeque"

    30. Mixon, Myron, ";Smokin'";

    31. Purviance, James, ";Weber's Charcoal Grilling"

    32. Purviance, Jamie & McRae, Sandra, ";Weber's Big Book of Grilling"

    33. Purviance, James, ";Weber's ";Real Grilling"

    34. Putnam, Karen, ";Championship BBQ Secrets for Real Smoked Food"

    35. Raichlen, Steven, ";BBQ Bible"

    36. Raichlen. Steven, ";BBQ USA"

    37. Raichlen, Steven, ";How To Grill"

    38. Raichlen, Steven, ";Ribs Ribs Outrageous Ribs"

    39. Raichlen, Steven, ";Sauces Rubs & Marinades"

    40. Reader, Ted, ";Americas Best BBQ 100 Recipes"

    41. Reader, Ted, ";Beerlicious: The Art of Grillin' and Chillin'";

    42. Reed, John, Shelton, ";Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue"

    43. Reinhardt, .Julie, ";She-Smoke"

    44. Schlesinger, Christopher, ";The Thrill of the Grill: Techniques, Recipes, & Down-Home Barbecue"

    45. Shewchuk, Ron, Barbecue Secrets

    46. Stines, Mike, ";Mastering Barbecue"

    47. Thompson, F., ";Barbecue Nation"

    48. Walsh, Rob, ";Legends of Texas BBQ"

    49. Willingham, John, "; World Champinship Bar-B-Q"

    50. Wiviott, Gary & Rush, Coleen, ";Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons"

    51. Worgul, Doug, ";A Grand Barbeque"

    Recipe Type: Help

    Source: BBQ-Brethren, Pyle's BBQ, 2010/02/15*

  • Smoke and Spice is a good book
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  • We have loved all the recipes and stories from Peace, Love, and BBQ.  THe book is fairly priced and the recipes are not difficult.
  • I've posted a few threads about cooks I've done from Adam Perry Lang's Serious Barbecue cookbook.  If you've read those posts, this is going to be redundant: his book is kind of a masterpiece.  Each time I cook from it, I walk away going, "Well, that was the best thing I've ever cooked."  Beyond simply giving you recipes, the text ends up being very instructive.  He uses techniques that can be applied to cooks of your own design, things like wrapping mixtures and finishing dressings.  Basically, it gets you cooking amazing food and learning quite a bit in the process.  So my vote for number one cookbook is definitely Serious Barbecue.  I haven't read his other, Charred and Scruffed, but I'm sure it's good.  I've also got a cookbook called Good Meat, which is excellent.
    Southern California
  • Bick is there difference between the first and second edition just picked up the second edition at Barnes and noble looking at the tri tip recipe for tomorrow and a side to go with it.
    XL & waiting for my Mini Max Bloomington MN.
  • Bick is there difference between the first and second edition just picked up the second edition at Barnes and noble looking at the tri tip recipe for tomorrow and a side to go with it.
    I'm pretty sure they are the same.  Mine is the second addition (also recently procured from Barnes and Noble).  Post pics of the tri tip when you finish!  
    Southern California
  • beteezbeteez Posts: 504
    That glaze on the tri tip is killer
  • will do rather new to the forum and very computer illiterate will do my best with the pictures. picked up the tri tip at Trader Joe's Edina.
    XL & waiting for my Mini Max Bloomington MN.
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,690
    One of my favorites is "Weber's Way to Grill" by Jamie Purviance.  A really good book with super illustrations.  This book started me making Paella among other things.
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    +1 on APL's Serious Barbeque cookbook. Made the pork tenderloin with peach preserves last night and it was awesome.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
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