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How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques, A Barbecue Bible! Cookbook [Hardcover]

Steven Raichlen
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Book Description

April 3 2001
It's the bible behind the Bible. From Steven Raichlen, author of the bestselling The Barbecue! Bible, comes HOW TO GRILL, a lively, fully illustrated introduction to the techniques of cooking over to live fire. Whether throwing a few burgers and dogs on the grill for the kids or barbecuing a whole pig for a neighborhood block party, HOW TO GRILL shows exactly how it's done - and done best - in more than 1,000 full-color photographs matched to the author's expert, detailed instructions. Choosing the right grill. Choosing the right fuel. Stocking the essential tools. Setting up a work area. Building the best fire. Picking the correct method - direct grilling indirect grilling, barbecuing, split roasting, roasting in the embers. Managing the cookout. You can treat it as a primer or as a refresher - the fundamentals set the stage for all grilling heroics to come. The very first technique in the book elevates backyard barbecuing to a new level: Hickory Smoked Prime Rib. It covers the fine points of indirect grilling a large piece of meat along with the technique for using wood chips to create a smoke flavor, and it shows how to French the ribs for a jaw-dropping presentation. Technique by technique, recipe by recipe, the book runs the gamut of grilling skills: How to jerk pork. How to spatchcock a chicken. How to grill an asparagus raft, a pizza, oysters, tofu, pears, lettuces, delicate mushrooms, scallops, even a whole lamb. Says the author, If it tastes good cooked, it'll taste even better grilled.

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The giddy joy that comes with picking up this tribute to outdoor cooking is comparable to the adolescent thrill of sneaking a naughty magazine into the garage. Not only does every conceivable meat, fish and fowl get its turn over the coals, there is a whole Barbecued Cabbage stuffed with bacon and onion and even a grilled CrŠme Br–l‚e. Raichlen focuses on creative techniques, employing everything from butcher's string and bricks wrapped in foil to inserting a half-full can of beer into the cavity of a chicken: when placed on the grill it simultaneously steams the bird and holds it upright, allowing the skin to grow crisp. Indeed, Raichlen's (Miami Spice; High-Flavor Low-Fat Cooking) approach is anything but shy. However, to limit the book to a manageable size, Raichlen presents just one or two recipes for each cut of meat or type of seafood. Thus a single lamb is chopped into a new-world-order menu of Rack of Lamb Marrakech, Sichuan-Spiced Loin Lamb Chops and Leg of Lamb Proven‡al. Throughout, every recipe is made foolproof with step-by-step instructions and, happily, a photo accompanies every one of the steps. While none could be considered a full-fledged centerfold, it is impossible not to gaze upon them and lust.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


"...detailed directions are clear, the tips on technique are many and useful, and the outcomes are honest and tasty." -- The New York Times

"150 straightforward recipes will appeal to run-of-the-mill grillers as well as those weekend barbecue warriors..." -- Los Angeles Times

"Mr. Raichlen's recipes are interesting enough to make even an accomplished cook sit up and take notice." -- The Wall Street Journal

"Steven Raichlen might as well be called the guru of grilling, so well versed is he in every aspect..." -- Family Circle

"This summer, there will be only one new addition to my cookbook shelves: Steven Raichlen's 480-page How to Grill." -- Fine Cooking

"With more than 1,000 full-color photos to show you every step... this book can turn anyone into a grill master." -- Good Housekeeping --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 0-60 quick June 15 2004
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Recommended by a friend with great grilling abilities, I began with the simple stuff, picked up some good techniques and now a shelf of spices (it's ok to be a guy and have spices) and have moved on in bigger beef, beer can chicken, coconut shirmp... yadidoda... The format is consistent, Raichlen is readable, This book is great, but the a copy, drill holes in it and stick it in a binder, it will fall apart.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent presentation, MUST have BBQ book!!! July 16 2004
Steven R. has done a great job with presenting his idea in the most understandable way. The color pictures really make it easy for you to understand. Weather you are grilling for the first time or you are a pro, this book surely teaches you new ideas and techniques. I love grilling and I use to suck on doing BBQ on a grill but after reading this book, my family actually enjoys the food too and not just the adventure of cooking. I defineteley recomend this book. I doesn't just show you how to grill but also has MANY helpful and tasty recipe. You can rent it from libarary before buying it, thats what I did. I was confused between "how to grill" and "BBQ Bible" and I like this book alot more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good techniques. Not so good recipes. June 13 2001
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I was very excited about this book coming out. The layout and photographs are really nice (full color) and the techniques great (although *BEWARE* it didn't really teach me anything I hadn't learned from the Barbeque Bible already.) But in the end, the recipes left me disappointed as I was hoping for something more sophisticated. My advice, don't buy this book if you already have the first one. And don't buy this book unless you like all your meat products stuffed with cheese.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!!! May 13 2011
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I love this book... it's a perfect and simple guide for everything anyone would grill. I use it as a reference every single time I start my Barbeque. I've already bought three more copies as gifts. THE BEST.
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5.0 out of 5 stars perfect March 24 2014
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have wanted this book for a while now. delivery was quick and a great price. i would recommend it for both beginners and seasoned grill jockeys alike
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3.0 out of 5 stars Returned Sept. 4 2013
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I returned it as there was too much information in it . I was looking for something simple for a beginner BBQer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Basics Feb. 2 2013
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As a starter you need some basic books in your collection that you can refer to when you experiment or hone your BBQ craft. Its worth getting but I would supplement it with several other books on the market. There isn't one all-encompassing book to this art. Read up and develop your own technique and skills.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Everyone loves to come for a BBQ!!! Jan. 25 2011
This book makes for great tasting meals. I'm not sure that they would be called healthy but great for a splurge once in a while. My son and husband love the recipes for BBQing. Great gift for a man that likes to entertain.
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