Grilling isn't just about flipping burgers. Grilling is the oldest form of cooking and is both an art and an science. Grilling is practiced around the world and key to many cuisines. Looking for the perfect grilled steak or something more creative? Here are ten wonderful books (in no particular order) on grilling that will satisfy your passion for outdoor cooking as well as your taste buds.
Argentinians love food and they love to grill! This wonderful book by Argentine native Francis Mallmann is a fascinating journey into South American culture and good food. The seven fires refers to seven different cooking techniques over an open fire. The directions are very straight forward and the photos are beautiful.
This a wonderful grilling book with gorgeous photography and over 200 mouth-watering recipes (many with an ethnic flair). Some highlights include: 10 key tips for better grilled food, different live-fire cooking methods, what the best grill is for you, building the right fire, controlling the heat, and testing for doneness.
Like all of Cook's Illustrated books, Grilling and Barbecue is very detailed with step-by-step instructions and tons of information. This is a very good reference guide for beginners and experts alike. The staff at Cook's have perfected their techniques and recipes by testing, testing, and retesting every variable. I don't always agree with their finding but there is always something to be learned from their books.
This is a fun book that shows a global perspective on grilling. Rick Browne travels to 26 locations around the world and shows us how the locals grill. Learn grilling techniques from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and, of course, the United States. Makes for very interesting reading.