Weber’s New Real Grilling Cookbook by Jamie Purviance
Oxmoor House, 2013, 336 pages, paperback, more than 200 recipes, perhaps 300 color superb photos.
Purviance begins this beautiful book with managing the grill, and although Weber’s grills are featured, the advice is broad enough to cover most charcoal and gas grills.
Then it’s off to describing tools and accessories, ingredients, and a chapter on rubs, marinades, and sauces. Purviance is a witty fellow, and his text is fun reading. Not surprising, his cooking instructions are precise and easy to follow. He knows his food.
As good as the text is, I must spend a minute praising the photographer, Tim Turner. His work has made this the most beautiful book on barbecue and grilling on the market. The lighting, the composition, color, are all superb. You really get a sense of what the dish could look like (but of course we both know it never looks as good as the photos).