Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

10 Essential Grilling Cookbooks to Seriously Up Your Game

Grilling can easily be done without ever opening a cookbook, and the food will still be delicious. But, grilling can involve a lot more skill and attention to detail than most people realize. These cookbooks will help you learn these skill and impress your friends the next time you’re grilling:

  • Around the Fire by Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton
  • Seven Fires by Francis Mallmann
  • Meathead By Meathead Goldwyn
  • Taming the Flame by Elizabeth Karmel
  • How to Grill by Steven Raichlen
  • Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto by Aaron Franklin
  • The Cook’s Illustrated Guide to Grilling and Barbecue by Cook’s Illustrated
  • Peace, Love & Barbecue by Mike Mills and Amy Mills Tunnicliffe
  • The Grilling Book by Bon Appétit
  • Serious Barbecue by Adam Perry Lang

No one ever said grilling had to be fancy, but my god, there’s a hell of a lot more nuance involved than slapping a hunk of meat over an open flame and waiting until it’s done. For all of the scientific complexities that go into barbecuing, smoking, and charring meats and vegetables, backyard grill culture is a notoriously lazy one. Don’t be one of those inattentive grill cooks who doesn’t even have an opinion about propane vs. charcoal — get yourself learned with these essential grilling and BBQ cookbooks, each an imperative foundation in the chargrilled canon. Collect them all to achieve flame-taming mastery.

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