Originally Posted by Ayrton
(P.S. -- I am always suspicious of books that name themselves "bibles" ... just smacks of conceit to me. Call me difficult.)
As an aside, I read somewhere that Raichlen had no intention of naming his book of grilling recipes "The Barbecue Bible". He collected the international recipes from over 20 countries during a trip over several years. He wanted to share recipes that were very DIFFERENT from the traditional backyard BBQ fare. Someone, his publicist or his editor, slapped the title on the book and it took off.
The book is dreadfully misnamed, but is excellent if you are looking for out of the ordinary grilled dishes.
His "How to Grill" book and "Smoke and Spice" by the Jamisons both have my vote as two of the top how-to books, where the former deals more with hot, fast, grilling and the latter outlines how to cook low and slow barbecue.