How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques, A Barbecue Bible! Cookbook Paperback – May 1, 2001

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How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques, A Barbecue Bible! Cookbook Paperback – May 1, 2001

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  • 21 Reviews
  • Dec. 12, 2017 Last Review Date
  • April 15, 2013 First Seen Review Date
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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

[Holiday Gifts] What are the best cookbooks out there? [R]

2 years, 4 months agoekthc posted submission on Cooking.
Dec. 12, 2017

As we are getting close to christmas I thought it might be fun to share everyone's favorite cookbooks. I was looking for an italian one for my MIL and thought it might be a good resource for everyone here!

Could be from any type of cuisine. What are your favorites?

A couple I've received as gifts: The Frontier Woman (Nicely illustrated, simple recipes, nice variety) Flour Water Salt and Yeast (Great recipes, beautiful photos, lots of nice information, pretty niche though).

2 years, 4 months agoekthc posted comment on Cooking.
Dec. 12, 2017

How To Grill is my all time favorite.

Been using it for ten years, from living at home with my parents, through college and now out on my own.

Request: Cooking book that explains techniques, not recipes. [R]

2 years, 4 months agoekthc posted submission on Cooking.
Nov. 30, 2017


My wife knows how to cook and I don't. The chicken she cooks turns out browned, mine is pale and sickly looking. She knows the techniques to get these results - she knows the order to cook things , like when to add things to make a soup.

In short, I don't want to learn how to make a soup - I want to learn the techniques that I can apply to make different things. Does that make sense?


2 years, 4 months agoekthc posted comment on Cooking.
Nov. 30, 2017

How to Grill is exactly what you're looking for. I've had it for 10 years and continue to find it useful.

What are the best books to read for social work? [R]

2 years, 4 months agoLyeranth posted submission on socialwork.
Nov. 18, 2017
2 years, 4 months agoLyeranth posted comment on socialwork.
Nov. 18, 2017

How to Grill. Knowing how to grill and cook delicious food is very important for self care in my heavily biased opinion.

In all honesty, you'll be given the 'good' books to read while you are in school.

*Edited to complete my thought.

Pork chops for dinner tonight. Need advice, please! [R]

2 years, 6 months agoekthc posted submission on Cooking.
Oct. 10, 2017

I have some boneless pork chops in my fridge that I made half the package of the other day, but they weren't as tender as I like, so I wanted to see if there's a marinade or technique that will tenderize them without effecting the flavor too much, as I already have seasoning/breading to go on them.

Plan: Parmesan crusted boneless pork chops.

Bread crumbs, seasoned with garlic, onion, a pinch of salt and pepper, Italian seasoning, a touch of season all and a generous amount of Parmesan cheese. Chops get dipped into an egg wash(I add a little bit of milk to mine) then thoroughly coated in the bread crumb mixture. The oven is preheated to 425° and I bake the chops for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and the center of the thickest chop is white.

My first thought was maybe soak them in milk for a couple hours before cooking them, but I wasn't sure if that would work. Any advice is appreciated!

2 years, 6 months agoekthc posted comment on Cooking.
Oct. 10, 2017

A Brine is a simple salt solution that meat is soaked in. When it comes to pork chops I love this one from Steven Raichlen's How To Grill (I highly recommend that book).

Since you want to keep the flavor relatively neutral I would make the brine with just the water, salt and sugar. A 1-2 hour soak would be just fine for the chops.

Best cookbook you own? [R]

2 years, 7 months agoekthc posted submission on Cooking.
Aug. 17, 2017

My personal favorite is [The Food Lab](The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science since it shows the reasoning and science behind different techniques. What are some good cookbooks that you guys like, either just for recipes or for learning technique? I'm also wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a cookbook to get for my brother, who is planning on going to culinary school soon.

2 years, 7 months agoekthc posted on Cooking.
Aug. 18, 2017

How to Grill - I post it in ever single one of these threads. So much more than a grilling cookbook. Focuses on learning technique rather than following a recipe.

What is your favorite cookbook of all time? [R]

2 years, 8 months agoekthc posted submission on Cooking.
Aug. 7, 2017
2 years, 8 months agoekthc posted on Cooking.
Aug. 8, 2017

How to Grill, hands down. Virtually everything in this book can be adapted to different situations many times over. One of the greats that focuses on mastering technique, not following recipes.

I also love Sean Brock's Heritage, but I don't find it as practical as How to Grill.

Just got my first BBQ (grill)! Other than meat, what's something that is better when cooked over a flame? [R]

2 years, 9 months agoekthc posted submission on Cooking.
July 5, 2017

My wife and I saved up and bought our first 'real' grill, a Weber Genesis II. We've done steaks and some grilled veggies, and I did grilled peaches to put on some ice cream, but I know there are probably some awesome things I haven't even thought of to try!

Looking for suggestions, or (if possible) recipes!

2 years, 9 months agoekthc posted on Cooking.
July 6, 2017

You need to buy this book. I've had it for about ten years and still find it incredibly useful. It's more a collection of techniques than recipes so it is very adaptable.

Just got my first BBQ (grill)! Other than meat, what's something that is better when cooked over a flame? [R]

2 years, 9 months agoScienscatologist posted submission on Cooking.
July 5, 2017

My wife and I saved up and bought our first 'real' grill, a Weber Genesis II. We've done steaks and some grilled veggies, and I did grilled peaches to put on some ice cream, but I know there are probably some awesome things I haven't even thought of to try!

Looking for suggestions, or (if possible) recipes!

2 years, 9 months agoScienscatologist posted on Cooking.
July 5, 2017

How to Grill by Steven Raichlen has a ton of great recipes and techniques.

What is your go-to grill recipe? [R]

2 years, 10 months agoekthc posted submission on Cooking.
June 7, 2017

I got a new gas grill for my birthday and now have the urge to grill every meal. So far I have been lightly seasoning some easy meats (chicken, burgers, brats) and veggies (zucchini, peppers, cauliflower), and it had all been delicious.

Now I want to get more adventurous, so hit me with your favorite recipe that can only be done justice on a grill. Veggie recipes are encouraged because those are harder for me to come across.

Thanks for the help!

2 years, 10 months agoekthc posted on Cooking.
June 7, 2017

I HIGHLY recommend this book. At least one person in my family has had a copy for the past 15 years and I've gotten an incredible amount of use from it. It's more akin to a book of techniques than a book of recipes and can really improve your grilling game. (and overall cooking game)

Best accessible cookbook to own for a 23 year old male that enjoys cooking? [R]

3 years, 1 month agoFeb. 24, 2017


3 years, 1 month agoekthc posted on Cooking.
Feb. 24, 2017

This'un richere.

It teaches technique more than following recipes. This allows for almost all of the material to be extremely versatile.

I can't recommend this book enough.

Your cooking bible(s)? [R]

3 years, 1 month agoekthc posted submission on Cooking.
Feb. 14, 2017

I'm in my mid 20's and have always cooked from online recipes, trying new things and refining things from there. It just occurred to me that I can combine 2 of my loves: books and cooking. I want to buy a cookbook or several for my library. Any recommendations? I like to cook practical meals but from many different ethnic backgrounds. I.e. Moroccan tagine, kimchi jiggae, Tikka masala, chili etc. The more comprehensive your suggestion the better, but Im open to buying a few if it would be worth it.

3 years, 1 month agoekthc posted on Cooking.
Feb. 14, 2017

How to Grill will not let you down. I've been using it since my parents first got a copy when I was in high school and have found it to be extremely useful and versatile.

Raichlen covers countless cuts of beef, pork, lamb, poultry, fish, shellfish, even fruits and veg. The recipes are more akin to exercises on technique rather than a list of steps to follow. The flavors within range from American BBQ to Moroccan lamb, Vietnamese ribs, Argentinian churrasco and so much more.

Anyone have a Dry Rib recipe that they swear by? [R]

4 years, 5 months agocubicleninja posted submission on grilling.
Oct. 17, 2015

Hey everyone.

My first attempt at spare ribs wasn't horrible... I guess I'd say I broke even. The taste was okay, but I followed the recipe instructions to smoke for 4-6 hours and the meat was rather tough. It just felt like a giant let down after all that work.

I'd like to try again. I want to do a dry rib recipe. No fancy sauces. Just meat, spices, and charcoal. I've decided I'm going to do at least 7-8 hours this time no matter what (still at the recommended 225). So that should cover the tenderness (at least I hope so...but I'm really open to suggestions).

I'd really like to knock it out the park. Anyone have a dry rib recipe (I'll even take a link to a website if it's too much to type out), that if I follow to the letter is sure to have amazing taste (good flavor, tender, good bark) ?


4 years, 5 months agocubicleninja posted on grilling.
Oct. 17, 2015

Most here will tell you to look at Meathead's Memphis Dust. I use this one from How to Grill, by Steven Raichlen:


<pre> 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/4 cup sweet paprika 3 tablespoons black pepper 3 tablespoons coarse salt 1 tablespoon hickory-smoked salt or more coarse salt 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoon celery seeds 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper </pre>

Mix all ingredients in a bowl by hand. Now is is a BASIC recipe for ribs and everything else, so feel free to tweak and experiment. I've used turbinado sugar instead of brown. My wife doesn't care for too much salt, so I usually cut that in half, especially if the meat comes in a salt solution (check the package). I have a slew of books on BBQ and Grilling, but How to Grill is my go-to resource for everything. Its so tattered and torn, I need a new copy.

Bought a "Weber 22.5". I'm not sure if I know what I'm doing. [R]

5 years agoMarch 19, 2015


5 years agofelisrufus posted on grilling.
March 19, 2015

I can't recommend this book enough. Read it. Make notes. Mine is covered with sauce stains and all dog eared.

Brand new to grilling/need advice!!!! Thanks! [R]

5 years, 3 months agoPresidentTywin posted submission on grilling.
Dec. 21, 2014

Hey all. Very new to this subreddit and grilling in general. I just received a brand new Brinkmann's Grill yesterday and a charcoal chimney to go with it for Christmas from my dad. Do you guys have any good advice about curing/seasoning each side of the grill and to either use WD-40 or an oil of some kind on the outside of the grill? Also, any good websites for upkeep/maintenance and recipes? Also how to properly use the chimney? I really want to get into this and want to do it the right way. Thanks in advance!!

5 years, 2 months agoPresidentTywin posted on grilling.
Jan. 16, 2015

Highly recommend these two books:

How to Grill

Weber's Way to Grill

What Book do you recommend for BGE Owners....Step By Step Directions [R]

5 years, 4 months agoNov. 18, 2014

I just bought an XL EGG and want to purchase a book that gives me a step by step on how to get started. ..What is your favorite BGE How to book?

Thank you for your feedback! !

5 years, 4 months agotonyled posted on biggreenegg.
Nov. 20, 2014

if you insist on a book and/or are new to outdoor cooking in general this book is worth its weight in gold. it is a bit redundant with the how to light the grill instructions but it is a great book with very detailed explanations and lots of pictures

What are some tasty appetizers to make on the grill for a BBQ? [R]

5 years, 10 months agomoviesandbeer posted submission on recipes.
June 13, 2014

Our oven is broken but we are having a BBQ tonight! Any ideas for cheap or easy or yummy appetizers than can be cooked on the grill? Thanks!

5 years, 10 months agomoviesandbeer posted on recipes.
June 13, 2014

I got the idea from this book:

which is really great. AND! I bought it from the used section on Amazon for 1 penny! (plus 3.99 shipping)

Deluxe BBQ Platter at The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch, London [1239 x 825] [R]

5 years, 10 months agocuckname posted submission on FoodPorn.
May 16, 2014
5 years, 10 months agocuckname posted on FoodPorn.
May 17, 2014

A grilling cookbook recommendation? [R]

6 years, 1 month agoMarch 10, 2014

I just recently purchased a gas grill. I have been grilling for a few years with charcoal, nothing fancy just steaks and hamburgers and whatnot. I want to learn some new recipes and impress my wife. What recipe book would you recommend?

6 years, 1 month agocertainlyheisenberg1 posted on grilling.
March 10, 2014

Steven Raichlen's was the first one I got and its wonderful and extensive. 4.5 stars on Amazon:

Edit: Actually, I linked to the wrong one. It was Raichlen's The BBQ Bible that I have. But this is his newer book and looks just as good.

Flash [Contest] $25 Sears gift card [R]

6 years, 2 months agoVodmer posted submission on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
Jan. 24, 2014

Contest Closed! The randomizer Gods chose /u/Bridget1989 as the winner!

Alright ladies and gents, anyone want a $25 Sears gift card? It is the last remaining gift card I have from my wedding back in October. I have tried to find something online or in store that I want, but nothing jumps our at me. I will pm the winner with the card information so don't worry about passing on personal info. So here we go..

  • I will be selecting the winner with our raffle randomizer.

  • link me something from amazon that tickles your fancy! Can be funny, silly or something you like. Let's keep it sfw.

  • Raffle phrase is If it tickles your fancy

  • I will close the contest around 4ish pm tomorrow the 24th

EDIT: I forgot the amazon link part! Woops!!!!

6 years, 2 months agoVodmer posted on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
Jan. 24, 2014

who doesn't like BBQ

If it tickles your fancy

A simple crash course on paleo eating [R]

6 years, 10 months agoJune 2, 2013


6 years, 10 months agocubicleninja posted on Paleo.
June 2, 2013

Well, if you own a grill, then go get some steaks, chicken pieces, fish, etc.. I recommend this book. I also like to grill veggies such as asparagus, squash, and zucchini. That book will show you how. Also check out /r/grilling and /r/bbq.

A crock pot will allow you to do a simple roast or chicken, but its not necessary. Check out /r/slowcooking.

BBQ season will be here soon. What's your favourite homemade burger recipe? Or other BBQ ideas? [R]

6 years, 12 months agoApril 14, 2013
6 years, 12 months agoStaurol posted on recipes.
April 15, 2013

Firstly, there's a bar down the street from me that does pulled pork stuffed burgers. They are more amazing than they sound, and they sound awesome.

Secondly, I go crazy with the hamburgers. What I make is essentially grilled meatloaf patties and not hamburgers, but I think they're great. I use Bread crumbs, flour, beer, spiced mustard, steak sauce, worcestershire sauce, dry onion soup mix, eggs, and pepper. I've done these so much I've stopped measuring, and it all depends on how much meat you have.

I put the ground beef in a large metal bowl, add a whole bottle of beer (I prefer Sam Adams Boston Lager), mustard, steak sauce, a few squirts of worcestershire sauce, an egg (or two if I have a lot of meat), then I cover it in breadcrumbs and add a handful or so of flour, then liberal amounts of pepper and the soup mix. I mix it all together with my hands, which is fun, but my hands usually get cold. I'd take off your rings before mixing too. Make patties and you're good to grill.

Finally, if you're serious about getting your grill on, I would read anything by Steven Raichlen, especially How To Grill. He has a lot of good recipes and ideas. Also, his basic dry rub is delicious. As a novice home cook, I found the different techniques he uses to be very helpful. He doesn't have too much online stuff, no youtube channel, but he is on PBS occasionally.