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Weber's Big Book of Grilling Paperback – May, 2001
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Search for a favorite recipe or browse through individual chapters and benefit from Weber's grilling history with helpful guides and sidebars about cuts of meats, cooking methods, tips, glossaries, and illustrated instructions. Every barbecue lover has their favorite bottled sauce or over-the-counter rub, but "Sauces, Marinades, & Rubs" will inspire you to make your own (Crazy Cola Barbecue Sauce to an overachieving Type-A Rub) from scratch using common pantry staples. "Starters" includes a helpful chart to match up appetizers with entrées along with a recipe for Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup (yes, on the grill--the Asian marinade for the chicken becomes the base for soup). Meat is covered in chapters on beef, pork, lamb, game, poultry, and fish and seafood. Beer-Bathed Brisket gets a little help from a pint of Guinness while a half-filled can of beer props up (and moistens) Beer-Can Chicken. Baby Back Ribs with Spiced Apple-Cider Mop and Buffalo Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise will spice up any party, and Lobster Tails with Champagne Vanilla Sauce is every bit as decadent as it sounds. "Vegetables" includes a handy vegetable grilling chart along with sections on grilling for vegetarians and quick and easy meat substitutes. "Sides & Salads" serves up Couscous-Stuffed Tomatoes and Grilled Garlic Bread while "Desserts" wraps everything up with the basics on grilling fruit (Grilled Figs and Goat Cheese Drizzled with Honey or Peaches with Raspberry Sauce and Lemon Cream) and several different takes on campfire favorite, s'mores. Without a doubt, Weber's Big Book of Grilling will get you through the outdoor cooking season, but it will also inspire you to fire up your grill (rain or shine) all year long. --Brad Thomas Parsons
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Top Customer Reviews
Then I purchased a Weber charcoal kettle, which came with some neat, out of the ordinary recipes. I started experimenting, and branched out into growing fresh herbs to season the food. There are now four Weber grills on my deck, including the little "Smokey Joe", for little projects and The Summit gas grille for the big ones.
As a result of a couple of major cooking projects I did for the neighborhood, I was given this book. I didn't know whether it was a thank you, or a subtle way of saying that my cooking needed improvement. What a horizon expanding book it is! If there is anything outside its covers that is needed to teach the novice or improve the good cook, I don't know what it is.
Recipes? Yep, and not a single loser out of 350. Grilling advice? Yep, everything from buying to using to maintaining your grill. There's a section on the uses of fresh herbs, including reduction formulas for the use of store bought seasoning. There are explanations as to why fresh ground black pepper and Kosher salt are preferred.
I have used this book exhaustively since I got it, and have given it as gifts to many, many friends, all of whom are as enthusiastic about it as I am. Simply put, if grilling means burning meat to you, save your money. But if you enjoy the looks of friends and family when you place a truly outstanding meal on the table, get this book.
Cooking seems to intimidate some guys. I don't know why. But Weber's book takes the fear out of cooking, and after a couple of successes, generates a bit of enthusiasm for the next time, both for the cook and the eaters.
The Art of the Grill (the first book) contains some very involved recipes that are very tasty, but not any of the practical cooking tips. The Big Book of Grilling, however, highlights the following:
* Tips on what to look for when selecting the best cuts of meat at the grocer/butcher.
* Explaining cooking tips such as when to use direct heat vs. indirect heat cooking, and how to make those cross-grill marks on your steak!
* A wide variety of homemade marinade recipes.
* Helpful charts at the end of the book which you can quickly reference when you quickly need to know how long to cook something no matter if it's a porterhouse steak or even a bunch of asparagus.
* Great side stories, like how to cook enough ham sandwiches for the town of Peoria, IL.
Just overall, this book has been a godsend when it comes to my grill. I have an older Weber 3-burner model that allows me to easily switch from direct to indirect heating, but the book also compensates for the charcoal users out there. I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a book full of great grilling ideas and suggestions, or who at least needs a great grilling reference book.
Big describes the difference. Quality recipes, photos and grilling basic advice are all here, but now more of it. Also, more informal recipes I'm discovering which probably will allow its usage more than just the occasional weekend bbq blast.
So far, pigged out on Greek Garlic Chicken, Disappearing Tenderloins with Pico de Gallo, Grilling A Monster Fish, plus great side dishes of veggies and grilled fruits and desserts.
Worthy to become a classic standard! Next to my Weber all the time!
Then along came this latest book. It's even better with lots more recipes and great instructions. I hate grill books that don't have clear instructions on the heat you need, among other things. I have made the stuffed veal chops several times and the sea bass and the simple pork chops that you just marinate for 30 minutes. Vegetables are also easy to grill, and I think they always taste better grilled. The recipes always come out as promised. I have no been disappointed, and I am anxious to try many more recipes that I know will turn out. This is the ultimate grill cookbook.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i know its a grill book what do you really need to know. when you start reading it its hard to put down think i knew everything to grill after reading this i wasn't even a novice. Read morePublished 13 days ago by S. Hahn
Very well illustrated and chock full of great recipes. Way to go Weber and Jamie Purviance!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is the ONLY book you will ever need for grilling (and maybe even oven roasting and stove-top cooking). Seriously. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bruce Oksol
This is an outstanding book on grilling. It should be on any book shelf where there is grilling going on. It is put out by Weber, the Grill people. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Louis G. Decker
THE definitive book on grilling - made my husband The Grill Master! Easy-to-follow recipes with common ingredients, and full of helpful advice on how to grill about everything. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Magic Jeannie
A great set of recipes and instruction on using your grill. But even more than that it is a beautiful book. I only wish the binding was more rugged. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carroll Colby
This book is great! Amazing recipe for Kansas City style BBQ sauce. Detailed techniques and teaches you everything you need to know from regulating heat, direct and indirect... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mephistopheles