Here's a question for you: Aside from the barbecue, what is the most plentiful consumable at a cook-off - beer or beans?
I'm not sure which one it is, but right now let's talk about beans. Almost every book on barbecue includes recipes for beans, but until now I'd not come across a book that focused solely on the beans. Now there is "Easy Beans: Fast and Delicious Bean, Pea and Lentil Recipes" by Trish Ross ($12.95, Big Bean Publishing, 146 pp.), which is as outstanding a collection of beans information as I think anyone will find. Ross offers chapters of recipes on Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Main Dishes and Vegetables and Side Dishes; over 100 in all. Plus she adds plenty of other useful information, such as a nutritional chart, discussion on the different types of beans and preparation tips and techniques. All in all, this is a book you'll want to have on your bookshelf. --Doug Mosley from the National Barbecue News, Douglas, GA