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These books make fantastic gifts for the food lover in your life. Click the links to see our short reviews and check prices online.

Cover of the Meathead Method Cook Book
Thank you for your advanced purchase of the Meathead Method! 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
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
The Best Barbecue on Earth book cover
With this groundbreaking book, you can experience grilling across 6 continents in 25 countries with 170 recipes. Here's where barbecue goes global: pitmaster Rick Browne travels all over the world to bring you the best outdoor-cooking recipes on earth, all adapted for American grills and kitchens. 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
The Tailgater's Cookbook, Kindle Edition cover
This cookbook provides 75 must-have recipes to make at the game or take along for tailgating. Feast on beer boiled shrimp, Memphis style ribs, and sophisticated desserts like tiramisu. Also includes tips on planning and essential equipment for cooking up a great party in the parking lot. read more
Williams Sonoma Grill School book cover
From bestselling authors and grill experts David Joachim and Andrew Schloss comes Williams-Sonoma Grill School: 150+ Recipes & Essential Lessons for Cooking on Fire. This all-inclusive guide to grilling features 30 easy-to-master lessons, dozens of failproof techniques, and over 100 mouthwatering recipes. read more
Mastering the Grill book cover
This New York Times bestselling grill guide helps you understand the science of grilling so you can transform it into an art. Find hundreds of tips and techniques, mouthwatering photos, and 350 surefire recipes, including everything from rubs and marinades to appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts. read more
A Man A Can A Grill book cover
David Joachim is back with 50 no sweat recipes you can fire up fast. Feast on hearty, healthy fare like Beer-Flamed Fajitas, Badass BBQ Chicken, Jah Mon Jerk Pork, Fungus Amungus Burgers, and more. Step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs make cooking foolproof for even the most culinarily challenged dudes. read more
The Flippin Awesome Backyard Griddle Cookbook cover
Grill up a mess of delicious eats in your own backyard. With the tips, techniques and recipes in this book, you can cook authentic diner and burger joint recipes in no time, including Diner-Style Omelets, Buttermilk Pancakes, Smashed Burgers, Asian Seared Salmon, and Grilled Pineapple with Ice Cream. read more


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