3 Great Books for Barbeque Beginners
If you are new to grilling and barbeque, I recommend you take a look at these books. They are a treasure trove of grilling information. Who knows, there may be something in there to inspire you to go for grilling greatness.
Dr. BBQ's Big Time Barbecue Cookbook by Ray Lampe
The book itself is pretty plain, but the content inside is first rate. Ray Lampe is an excellent teacher when it comes to making quality barbeque. The recipes and instructions are spot on. There's plenty of ideas and recipes for rubs, sauces, marinades, and brines, plus the front half of the book is divided into sections by competition meat: pork, ribs, brisket, chicken, whole hog. It's all there.
Ribs, Ribs, Outrageous Ribs by Steven Raichlen
Ribs tend to be a perennial favorite for people. There's just something about the carnivorous activity of tearing meat from a bone that folks really enjoy. Compound that with the sweet meat and sauce of baby back ribs, and they are pretty much irresistible. Ribs Ribs Ribs is a great book to read and get some awesome recipes to increase your knowledge and repertoire of barbeque ribs. Raichlen also covers the gamut of all types of ribs and where they come from. From baby backs to spares and ribs tips to St. Louis style, you'll find a wealth of rib information here.
I'm Just Here For the Food by Alton Brown
This list is my personal list that has helped me along the way. If you have your own list, please leave a comment or send an email. I'd love to hear what's in your set.