The Best Grilling Cookbook Hands Down

There are a great number of books that claim to be the Best Grilling Cookbook but there are only a few that are worth reading. The Best Grilling Cookbook should not only include recipes and cooking techniques; it should be a complete and in-depth guide to the art of grilling. Read on for the five grilling books that deserve to earn the title, The Best Grilling Cookbook:

1. The Thrill of the Grill: Techniques, Recipes, & Down-Home Barbecue by Christopher Schlesinger and John Willoughby

This book by chef Christopher Schlesinger and journalist John Willoughby is one of the best references for grilling. The authors are very clear on the distinctions between grilling and barbecue and they even describe the differences between the grilling and barbecue styles of most states in America. There are chapters upon chapters of recipes, cooking techniques, detailed instructions, and useful information. Pick up this book for the best reference for grilling.

2. Born to Grill: An American Celebration by Cheryl Alters Jamison & Bill Jamison

Authors Cheryl Alters and Bill Jamison have created a cookbook with attitude. They understand and have mastered the art of real grilling. They emphasize the importance of going back to basics – open air and intense heat – when it comes to grilling. They invite the readers into the wonderful world of grilling and even take the time to look explore what makes old favorites timeless. This is an excellent book about grilling and then some.

3. How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques by Steven Raichlen

This is a book that many claim to have “changed the definition of a basic grilling book.” This is a lovely tribute to grilling. Author Steven Raichlen delves into new grilling territory and explains the differences of grilling on all types of grills. The book even discusses how to grill every kind of meat imaginable. The author’s focus is mainly on the different techniques to grilling but it also has a lot of recipes with detailed instructions and photographs that will make any one who is knew to the kitchen a grilling pro by the end of the book. This is a must-have for grilling aficionados and first-timers alike and earns the right to be called, “The Best Grilling Cookbook.”

4. Grilling America by Rick Browne

Author Rick Browne and his team have produced a book that is more than just a grilling cookbook. It is almost a scrapbook of their travels across America to a great number of excellent barbecue festivals. While this book has many mouthwatering recipes that you can easily make at home on whatever kind of grill you decide to use, this book also features valuable grilling tips as well as secrets from a multitude of grilling experts.

5. The New Grilling Book: Charcoal, Gas, Smokers, Indoor Grills, Rotisseries by Better Homes And Gardens

Kristi Fuller and a team of experts from Better Homes And Gardens put together a book that many consider as the ultimate guide to grilling. It covers everything that is related to grilling including lighting charcoal, grilling times, and even information on nutrition. It covers the basics and even shares secrets from grilling masters. There are a great number of excellent recipes and instructional photographs for first-time grillers and cooking directions for every type of grill. This is a must-have for people who are new to grilling and an excellent read even for real kitchen pros.

Whichever one you choose from this list of must-haves that deserve to be called “The Best Grilling Book,” you are guaranteed to learn the art of grilling as soon as you finish off the last page.

Alicia D. Walker

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