Top BBQ Books for 2017

Step Your BBQ Game Up!

We are  just about 3 months into the new year and BBQ season is upon us. These past few winter months we’ve spent countless hours researching and reviewing what would potentially be the Top BBQ Books for 2017 and we’ve come up with 10 that we like the best! Some names may sound familiar and some lessor known but the recipes and tips within the pages of these books are AWESOME! So, if you want to make some killer que and improve on your BBQ skills we suggest you check out at least 1 of these books.

Some of the books listed are due to be released later this year but advanced orders can be made. The books are not listed in any specific order.

Grilling with House of Q

Brian Misko is co-owner of House of Q, a competition BBQ team based in Surrey, BC. The team has attended the Jack Daniel’s World Championship in Lynchburg, Tennessee, and twice has gone to the Best of the Best Competition at the National BBQ Festival in Douglas, Georgia. In 2010 and 2012, it was honored as the Team of the Year for British Columbia. BBQ Brian was a guest chef at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and his “BBQ Tips” segment is now seen regularly on Global TV BC’s Morning News.

BBQ Brian has spent more than a decade smoking and grilling foods, competing against other pit masters and learning from some of the best in the business. And not only does he regularly win awards for his barbecue and House of Q BBQ sauces, but he’s now one of the most sought-after teachers around.

Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques, and Barbecue Wisdom

Andy Husbands, the award-winning chef/owner of Tremont 647 in Boston, has been enticing patrons with his adventurous American cuisine at the South End neighborhood restaurant and bar for well over a decade. A James Beard “Best Chef” semi-finalist, Andy competed in the sixth season of Fox Television Network’s Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. Andy and Chris are the authors of Wicked Good Barbecue, Wicked Good Burgers, and Grill to Perfection.

Pitmaster is the definitive guide to becoming a barbecue aficionado and top-shelf cook, whether you’re new to the grill or a seasoned vet. Recipes begin with basics such as cooking chicken thighs on a grill and expand to roasting whole hogs over hickory coals. The cornerstone of all successful barbecue recipes is proper smoker operation, and instructional photos and tutorials for using all classic smoker types are featured as well.

BBQ Master Cookbook

BBQ master! 50 exclusive barbecue recipes. Meat, vegetables, marinades, sauces, and lots of other tasty things – all in one! There is an old saying: “Eating is a necessity but cooking is an ART.” These words describe the sense of the book. Exclusive recipes, tasty ideas, and unusual combinations will turn your ordinary meal into something special. It is the easiest way to amaze your family and friends with juicy meat, fragrant marinades, and spicy sauces. This book provides detailed techniques of cooking your best BBQ ever.

Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades

Steven Raichlen is America’s foremost grilling authority. His last book, Project Smoke, was a New York Times bestseller, and previous live-fire cookbooks won James Beard and IACP awards. Articles by him appear regularly in the New York Times, Food & Wine, and Bon Appétit, and for the past dozen years he’s taught sold-out Barbecue University classes, currently at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Steven and his wife divide their time between Miami, Florida, and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Barbecue sauces, rubs, and marinades are every griller’s secret weapon—the flavor boosters that give grilled food its character, personality, depth, and soul.

Praise the Lard

Mike Mills and Amy Mills are the authors of Peace, Love, and Barbecue. Mike owns three 17th Street BBQ’s in Murphysboro, Illinois, and two Memphis Champion Barbecue’s in Las Vegas He is a partner in Danny Meyer’s Blue Smoke. Amy’s OnCue Consulting, the only business seminar of its kind in the world, has incubated barbecue operations across the globe. Mike lives in Murphysboro, Illinois and Amy divides her time between Murphysboro, Illinois and Boston.

Praise the Lard, named after the Mills’ popular Southern Illinois cook-off, now in its thirtieth year, dispenses all the secrets of the family’s lifetime of worshipping at the temple of barbecue. At the heart of the book are almost 100 recipes from the family archives: Private Reserve Mustard Sauce, Ain’t No Thang but a Chicken Wing, Pork Belly Bites, and Prime Rib on the Pit, Tangy Pit Beans, and Blackberry Pie. With hundreds food photos, candids, and illustrations, this book is as rich as the Mills’ history.

Smoking Meat: Fish Edition

Here You Will Find The Most Popular And Delicious Smoking Fish Recipes That Will Make Your Smoking Process Much More Interesting! Want to Get the Most Out of Smoking Fish? In the book you will find useful tips and delicious recipes that every smoking fish fan will love! It is the most amazing Smoking Fish Recipe book you’ve ever read.

The South’s Best Butts

Matt Moore’ s work has garnered critical acclaim far and wide, from the BBC to The New York Times. Moore’ s narrative style, hosting skills, and recipes have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Southern Living, and Esquire, as well as on TODAY, VH1, and FOX, among other outlets. His most recent book was A Southern Gentleman’s Kitchen.

He uncovers their tried-and-true techniques gleaned over hours, days, and years toiling by fire and spit, coaxing meltingly tender perfection from the humble pig-the foundation of Southern BBQ. More than a book of recipes, Matt explores how the marriage of meat, cooking method, and sauce varies from place to place based on history and culture, climate, available ingredients and wood, and always the closely guarded, passed-down secrets followed like scripture.

Weber’s Greatest Hits

Jamie Purviance is one of America’s top grilling experts and Weber’s master griller. He graduated from Stanford University and the Culinary Institute of America before launching a career as a food writer for publications such as Bon Appetit, Better Homes and Gardens, Fine Cooking, Town & Country, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of numerous cookbooks including Weber’s Way to Grill, a James Beard Award nominee and New York Times best seller. Purviance has appeared as a grilling authority on numerous television shows including Today, The Early Show, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He lives in California.

For decades, Weber grills have set the standard for backyard grills, and Weber’s cookbooks have delighted grilling enthusiasts. But out of more than 2,000 total recipes for every kind of dish, which ones are the very best of the best?

Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling

Meathead Goldwyn is the founder, barbecue whisperer, and hedonism evangelist behind AmazingRibs.com, the world’s most popular outdoor cooking website. His articles have appeared in numerous publications and he was previously syndicated wine critic for the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. He has taught at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and he has judged food, wine, beer, and spirits all around the world. He lives with his wife in Chicago.

The book blends chemistry, physics, meat science, and humor. Lavishly designed with hundreds of full-color photos by the author, this book contains all the sure-fire recipes for traditional American favorites and many more outside-the-box creations. You’ll get recipes for all the great regional barbecue sauces; rubs for meats and vegetables; Last Meal Ribs; Simon & Garfunkel Chicken; Schmancy Smoked Salmon; The Ultimate Turkey; Texas Brisket; Perfect Pulled Pork; Sweet & Sour Pork with Mumbo Sauce; Whole Hog; Steakhouse Steaks; Diner Burgers; Prime Rib; Brazilian Short Ribs; Rack Of Lamb Lollipops; Huli-Huli Chicken; Smoked Trout Florida Mullet -Style; Baja Fish Tacos; Grilled Lobster, and many more.

Project Smoke

Steven Raichlen is the author of How to Grill, The Barbecue! Bible®, and live-fire cookbooks that have won James Beard and IACP awards. Raichlen has written for The New York Times, Food & Wine, and Bon Appétit, and he teaches sold-out Barbecue University classes, currently at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. His TV shows include the PBS series Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke (currently going into its second season); Primal Grill; and Barbecue University.

Smoke is the soul of barbecue, the alchemy that happens when burning wood infuses its magical flavors into food. Project Smoke tells you how to make the alchemy happen, with Raichlen’s seven steps to smoking nirvana; an in-depth description of the various smokers; the essential brines, rubs, marinades, and barbecue sauces; and a complete guide to fuel, including how each type of wood subtly seasons a dish. Then the recipes for 100 enticing, succulent, boldly flavored smoked dishes, including Bacon-Crab Poppers, Cherry-Glazed Baby Back Ribs, Slam-Dunk Brisket, Jamaican Jerk Chicken—even Smoked Chocolate Bread Pudding.

 

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Just a regular guy who loves to barbeque. Married father of two. I developed a love for grilling as a child watching my dad grill. My love for BBQ, using wood and the "low & slow" method came after I purchased my first horizontal smoker in my 20's.

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