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How to deal with barbecues this summer.

Best books to make fantastic barbecues with your family and friends this summer. No more burned sausages or tasteless chicken wings. 

Grill Smoke BBQ

There's so much more to barbecues than sausages and burgers. At Ember Yard, chef director Ben Tish excels in creating stunning grilled, barbecued, smoked, charred and slow-roasted dishes that enhance the flavour of meat, fish and vegetables.You can make fantastic food on a barbecue, be it in a country garden, on a tiny urban balcony or on a campsite. All you need is the simplest barbecue with a lid and some charcoal, and you can make everything from pizzas to ribs, desserts and even Sunday roasts on a rainy winter's day; there's no need to wait for the summer to get the barbecue out. Try Chargrilled Duck Breast with Peas, Broad Beans and Hot Mint Sauce, Paella, Crispy Artichokes with Lemon and Sage, and amazing Smoky Bitter-Chocolate Puddings.The smoky, rich taste of food cooked over an open fire is one of life's true pleasures and these recipes will inspire you to use your barbecue for much, much more than just steak.

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Texas BBQ

To Texans, barbecue is elemental. Succulent, savory, perfumed with smoke and spice, it transcends the term "comfort food." It's downright heavenly, and it's also a staff of Texas life. Like a dust storm or a downpour, barbecue is a force of Texas nature, a stalwart tie to the state's cultural and culinary history. Though the word is often shortened to "BBQ," the tradition of barbecue stands Texas-tall. Photographer Wyatt McSpadden has spent some twenty years documenting barbecue-specifically, the authentic family-owned cafes that are small-town mainstays. Traveling tens of thousands of miles, McSpadden has crisscrossed the state to visit scores of barbecue purveyors, from fabled sites like Kreuz's in Lockhart to remote spots like the Lazy H Smokehouse in Kirbyville. Color or black-and-white, wide angle or close up, his pictures convey the tradition and charm of barbecue. They allow the viewer to experience each place through all five senses. The shots of cooking meat and spiraling smoke make taste and smell almost tangible. McSpadden also captures the shabby appeal of the joints themselves, from huge, concrete-floored dining halls to tiny, un-air-conditioned shacks. Most of all, McSpadden conveys the primal physicality of barbecue-the heat of fire, the heft of meat, the slickness of juices-and also records ubiquitous touches such as ancient scarred carving blocks, torn screen doors and peeling linoleum, and toothpicks in a recycled pepper sauce jar.

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Ultimate Book of BBQ: The Complete Year-Round Guide to Grilling and Smoking

The Ultimate Book of BBQ builds on the expertise of Southern Living magazine to create the definitive barbecue and outdoor grilling guide. The book features more than 200 of the highest-rated Southern Living recipes for barbecued meats and sides, plus pit-proven tips, techniques, and secrets for year-round smoking, grilling and barbecuing. With full color, step-by-step photos and mouthwatering recipes, this book includes everything the home cook needs to achieve first-rate backyard barbecue. Proven cooking techniques and equipment, expert advice from award-winning pitmasters, and a Rainy Day BBQ chapter with stovetop, oven, and slow-cooker options make this Southern Living's most definitive book on barbecue.

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BBQ 25

New York Times Bestelling author and BBQ maestro Adam Perry Lang is back! Serious Barbecue meets A Man, A Can, A Plan in BBQ 25: an ultra-foolproof guide to the 25 most popular barbecue dishes, in a format anyone can follow with guaranteed success.

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Barbecue!

Marinate skewers of beef tips in Tex-Mex Tequila-Jalapeno Wet Rub before putting them on the grill. Or slather pork chops with B.B. Lawnside Spicy Apple Barbecue Sauce. Or coax a chicken breast to perfection with a Coconut Curry Baste. From Steven Raichlen, author of the big, bad, definitive BARBECUE! BIBLE, comes BARBECUE! BIBLE SAUCES, RUBS, AND MARINADES, BASTES, BUTTERS & GLAZES, an in-depth celebration of those cornerstones on which unforgettable live-fire flavors are built. Here are fiery spice mixtures for massaging into food, sensuous bastes to be brushed on like lacquer, killer marinades, sugary glazes, tangy mops from award-winning barbecue teams, and dozens of sauces, from the classic tomato-based American Sweet and Smoky to a bold Moroccan Charmoula with its medley of fresh herbs and spices. In all, 200 recipes cover the gamut. But BARBECUE! BIBLE SAUCES aims even higher - offering a serious education in flavor. Big flavor. It tells how to use a mortar and pestle to maximize fresh garlic and onions. How to create a failproof fish cure and radically improve home-smoked fish. The best way to handle a Scotch bonnet chili to reap its heat and savor without scorching skin or eyes. How to balance acid, oil, and aromatics in a marinade so that it tenderizes meat, coats the exterior to keep it from drying out during cooking, and adds cannon blasts of flavor. And how to confidently incorporate ingredients like tamarind, lemon grass, star anise, wasabi, marjoram, kaffir lime leaf, and tarragon. Put it all together, and you'll really have your barbecue mojo working.

Myron Mixon's BBQ Rules: The Old-School Guide to Smoking Meat

New York Times bestselling author and star of Destination America's BBQ Pitmasters Myron Mixon goes back to the basics of backyard pit barbecuing with BBQ Rules, offering readers essential old-school barbecue techniques and 50 classic recipes. In barbecue, "old-school" means cooking on a homemade coal-fired masonry pit, where the first step is burning wood to make your own coals, followed by shovelling those coals beneath the meat and smoking that meat until it acquires the distinct flavour only true pit-smoking can infuse. With easy-to-follow, straightforward instruction, America's pitmaster shows you how and also demonstrates methods for cooking on traditional gas and charcoal grills common in most backyards. The book is divided into four parts--Meat Helpers, The Hog, Birds, The Cow--and features recipes and methods, including: Pit Smoked Pulled Pork; North Carolina Yella Mustard-Based Barbecue Sauce; Prize-winning Brisket; Smoked Baby Back Ribs; Thick and Smoky T-Bone Steaks Presenting step-by-step illustrations on building a pit, managing a fire, selecting meats for the pit and the best wood to burn in it, and more, Mixon offers all of the fundamental lessons to becoming a champion backyard pitmaster. Filled with Mixon's southern charm, personal stories and never-before-shared methods, BBQ Rules is a down-home, accessible return to old-school pit smoked barbecue.

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Weber's Complete Barbeque Book

We all love to get the barbecue out on a hot summer's day and enjoy some down-to-earth al fresco dining, but why restrict ourselves to only one season in the year? This comprehensive guide shows you how to cook food the Weber way to get the most from your grill throughout the year, and contains everything the avid barbecue enthusiast needs to know. Enjoy over 150 delicious triple-tested recipes for meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables and fruit, as well as invaluable ideas for rubs, marinades and sauces. You will also find expert answers to common questions about barbecuing, plus tips and advice on safety, upkeep, fuel and lighting methods.From simple kebabs to elaborate rotisseries, a grilled cheese salad or a tasty fruit pudding, Weber's Complete Barbecue Book is packed with an extensive range of delicious recipes for all-year-round barbecuing.

Let There Be Meat

LET THERE BE MEAT is the must-have companion for anyone interested in the art of barbecue and smokehouse; wood-smoked, slow cooked pork and beef, sausages, burgers, ribs, seafood feasts and all the mouth-watering sides that go with them.James Douglas and Scott Munro provide their unique insight into the American BBQ culture, gleaned from seven years travel and hard study in the Deep South, with instructions on how to get the most from your meat. Including matching cocktails, sides, sweet stuff and even how to make your own pig roaster and home brew IPA.LET THERE BE MEAT is the carnivore's bible, crammed with over 100 melt-in-the-mouth recipes that have made Red's True Barbecue a phenomenon.

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Jamie's Food Tube: The BBQ Book

Jamie has personally chosen his favourite subjects for this Food Tube series, DJ BBQ's BBQ recipes fulfil Jamie's high food standards of quality, flavour and fun. DJ BBQ's top BBQ set up advice, cooking techniques and collection of exciting barbeque recipes will transform your barbeque from entertaining to catertaining. Goodbye sad burnt sausages, hello Bodacious Burgers and Rad Rum Ribs! DJ BBQ's smokin' hot recipes include: Cherry-wood smoked chicken, Bodacious burgers and Classic Texan brisket, as well as Candied pork tenderloin, Kick-ass fish tacos and Grilled tomato slabs.

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