Cookbooks, Food Books, And Magazine Reviews

Every year there is a new trunkload of books stuffed with knowledge and recipes. We read a lot of them and I have more than 100 books on barbecue and grilling alone, and at least 200 other cookbooks. Here are some of our faves.

The picture here is the potato gratin by Kenji Lopez-Alt from his superb book, The Food Lab. Also there are more of our favorite food books, magazines, newsletters, and periodicals. Click the orange buttons to see the current prices on Amazon.com and other retailers. Click here for a complete list of all of the barbecue books on Amazon.com. Click here for a complete list of all of the cooking books on Amazon.com. They also offer many books in audio form and they gift wrap. If you have others to recommend, please share in the comments on these pages.

Book Cover: DIY Cocktails
I own several bartending guides and I've seen many others, but I have never seen anything like this. read more
Meathead BBQ Book
With 400 pages and more than 400 of my photographs plus color illustrations, there is new material and new recipes not on this website, and the whole thing is organized so that you can sit down in an easy chair and flow from start to finish. read more
Meathead cookbook cover
AmazingRibs.com is run by some of the best BBQ experts in the business. Between us, we have written and collaborated on dozens of books, mostly on barbecue and grilling, but also on things like food science and wood oven cooking. Click to read brief reviews and check prices on these expert BBQ books. read more
Science of Good Food book cover
The authors explain what ingredients are made of, how they behave when cooked, and how various methods work. A very thorough A to Z encyclopedia of food science. read more
Book Cover: Planet Barbecue!
Beautifully photographed in color, this book won a Julia Child Cookbook Award. Raichlen's most recent book, it is the best of his five barbecue books. read more
Book Cover: The Food Lab
This is the best cookbook I own. It has also won the Cookbook of the Year from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and a James Beard Award. read more
Fire It Up book cover
A big, heavy, beautifully photographed book that feels authoritative. The intro material is short, but high quality. read more
Book Cover: Serious Barbecue
The recipes are creative, insightful, and beautifully photographed. read more
Book Cover: Peace, Love, and Barbecue: Recipes, Secrets, Tall Tales, and Outright Lies from the Legends of Barbecue
Peace, Love, and Barbecue, published in 2005, not only contains the expected count of excellent recipes and cooking tips, but includes interviews with the legends of barbecue, and visits to the "shrines, shacks, joints, and right respectable restaurants." read more
Book Cover: Paul Kirk's Champion Sauces
This book has 175 sauces, marinades, dry rubs, wet rubs, mops, and salsas. Nothing fancy, no long-winded tales and stories, just tried and true recipes, mostly from his buddies on the competition circuit. read more

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