Books By Team (cont'd)

Kissed by Fire book cover
This book is a must-have for anyone with a wood-burning oven. It helps you develop an instinct for the primal force of fire itself. You’ll also learn to cook by sight and sound. Find tips on tools and enjoy dishes as varied as Wood-Oven-Baked Eggs, Ultimate Thyme-Roasted Chicken, and Wood-Grilled Cowboy Steaks. read more
The Cook & The Butcher book cover
Here are 100 delicious recipes using popular cuts of meat, plus loads of tips from America's favorite butchers. Each chapter begins with quick-cooking cuts and easy methods like stir-frying, then progresses to grilling, pan-frying, roasting, and braising. The perfect book for meat lovers and aspiring butchers. read more
The New Wine Country Cookbook cover
The New Wine Country Cookbook. Move over Napa, here is the only up-to-date, stunningly photographed gift book available on California’s hottest, fastest-growing wine country, the Central Coast, with 120 wine-friendly and wine-inclusive recipes. read more
1001 Best Grilling Recipes book cover
The definitive book on grilling everything from appetizers and side dishes to lamb, beef, hamburgers, sausages, fish & shellfish, wild game, chicken, game birds, turkey, pork, and desserts. Author Rick Browne is among the country's best-known grilling authorities, and this book is the only grilling book you'll need. read more
The Ultimate Guide to Grilling book cover
Rick Browne has traveled across America and tasted everything it has to offer. In The Ultimate Guide to Grilling, Rick shares recipes for all kinds of barbecue concoctions like Coca Cola Chicken, BBQ’d Apple Pie, and Rodney’s Tequila Porterhouse. This book is indispensable for all kinds of barbecue fanatics. read more
Barbecue fire and smoke book cover
Barbecue: Fire and Smoke explains in detail how to create true barbecue using indirect heat and smoke along with plenty of reliable recipes. Learn which cuts of meat are best suited for barbecue and how to flavor, smoke and grill them. There's even a chapter on building your own large insulated offset smoker. read more
Exclusively Kamado book cover
Exclusively Kamado features 50 innovative recipes for your ceramic smoker and grill. Enjoy the kamado's amazing ability to enhance the flavor of food with dishes like Hickory-Smoked Beef Tri-Tip, Chimichurri Spiced Ribs, Salt Block Grilled Bass, Grilled Stuffed Artichokes, and Brie in Puff Pastry. read more


Dave Joachim Editor David Joachim has authored, edited, or collaborated on more than 45 cookbooks including four on barbecue and grilling, making him a perfect match for a website dedicated to the “Science of Barbecue and Grilling.” His Food Science column has appeared in "Fine Cooking" magazine since 2011. 

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