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How To Grill
The Complete Illustrated
Book of Barbecue Techniques
A Barbecue! Bible™ Cookbook

By Steven Raichlen

How To Grill 
"Without a doubt the most interesting, comprehensive, and well-thought-out book on grilling ever."—Mario Batali

Get fired up for Steven Raichlen's biggest, boldest barbecue book yet: How To Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques. The bible behind his Barbecue! Bible™ How To Grill is the first step-by-step how-to barbecue book ever. The book details the entire grilling process—from buying and storing the equipment to marinating meat, lighting the fire, basting the bird, grilling vegetables, smoking pastrami. Put simply, there has never been another grilling book like it.

How To Grill is one part Essentials of Cooking, a dash of La Technique, and all barbecue. It packs 512 pages with well over 1,000 full-color photos covering more than 100 techniques—including direct and indirect grilling, smoking, rotisserie grilling, old-style barbecuing—plus 150 all-new recipes and hundreds of tips on grills, gear, fuels, seasonings, and sauces to spark up barbecues all year long.

From advance preparation to meal presentation, every recipe in How to Grill goes from set-up to sizzle before your eyes and will have readers tackling the grill with full confidence. For example, the section on "How to Grill Chicken Pieces" uses both pictures and words to take you from cutting up a whole chicken into ten equal pieces to cleaning, marinating, basting, and grilling it. The lesson ends with a recipe to demonstrate this technique: Steven's delicious Saffron-Grilled Chicken.

With chapters on beef and veal, pork and sausages, lamb, chicken, fish, shellfish, vegetables, and desserts, the recipes in How To Grill are as varied as the techniques they illustrate. In the mood for a classic American barbecue like Texas-style Barbecued Brisket? Or perhaps you're feeling a craving for Asian flavors like Sichuan-Spiced Lamb Chops? Like Steven's best-selling Barbecue! Bible™, How To Grill covers the world—from ribs in Memphis and Kansas City to quesadillas, yakatori, tandoori, and more. The book even offers desserts like S 'mores and Coconut Grilled Pineapple.

Whether you just bought your first grill or consider yourself an expert, How To Grill is practical and fun, as indispensable as it is delectable. As Steven says, "If it tastes good cooked, it'll taste even better grilled."

About the Author

Steven Raichlen's best-selling Barbecue! Bible™ series (including Barbecue! Bible ™, which won an IACP/Julia Child Award, and Barbecue! Bible™ Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades) have more than 650,000 copies in print. Steven is the author of more than 20 other books, including Miami Spice, which also won an IACP/Julia Child Award, and The James Beard Award-winning Healthy Jewish Cooking, Healthy Latin Cooking, and High-Flavor, Low-Fat Cooking series. A La Varenne trained teacher, Steven is a frequent contributor to Food & Wine and The New York Times, and a columnist for The Los Angeles Times Syndicate. He has appeared numerous times on national television, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and Discovery. He lives in Coconut Grove, Florida, with his wife Barbara.


Buy the Book!


How To Grill
The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques

By Steven Raichlen
Workman Publishing, May 2001
Hardcover: $35.00, Paperback: $19.95
512 pages, full-color photographs throughout
ISBN: 0-7611-2482-9 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 0-7611-2014-9 (Paperback)
Information provided by the publisher.


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