I have to confess that I searched out this book mainly as a way to get over the $25 free shipping threshold on the main book I was purchasing. I was immediately taken aback with the simplicity of it and thought - oh man, this isn't going to be that great - wow was I wrong. Adam Perry Lang is a barbecue genius!! This book has easy to follow recipes for each type and cut of protein that people commonly cook on the grill - including brines (where appropriate), mop sauces and techniques presented in a very easy to follow format. I started off with the burgers - very simple, but really grreat - who knew to put a little water in the ground beef to get the burgers to stick together better (might be a steaming thing too) and the carmelized onions were great too - my wife said they were the best hamburgers she had ever had! Then last night I did the whole chicken - brined and then grilled/smoked with a mop sauce - AMAZING. Best chicken I have ever had as well. I will now worship Adam Perry Lang when I am at my grill - and I will certainly be buying his other book and looking for a good excuse to go to New York and eat at his restaurant!!