Barbecue Bible-Sauces, Rubs and Marinades

barbecue bible sauces coverWhen I get in the mood to grill, I reach for this book. I'm always hit with the same dilemma when I crack it open.   I have to decide whether to use the same incredible recipe I used last time, or try something new.  It's a tough call.

Barbecue! Bible : Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes
by Steven Raichlen is not just a list of recipes.  It's a reference book and a griller's guide to making barbecue like the Masters.  Raichlen educates, entertains and makes our mouth water.

Occasionally, I pick it up to study the differences in dry rubs and wet rubs, or to remind myself of good grilling techniques for certain types of meat.  But mostly, I use it to find that fantastic spice combination that will make my friends and family groan while they eat.  Yep, this books makes me a rock star.

Barbecue! Bible : Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes
covers quite a lot in its 304 pages.

  • Building Better Barbecue - The Flavor Factor
  • Everything You Need To Know About Barbecuing And Grilling
  • Seasonings and Rubs
  • Marinades, Wet Rubs, and Spice Pastes
  • Bastes, Mops, Glazes, Oils, Finishing Sauces, and Butters
  • American Barbecue Sauces
  • World Barbecue Sauces
  • Slather Sauces: Ketchups, Mustards, Steak Sauces, Vinaigrettes, and Hot Sauces
  • Salsas, Relishes, Sambals, and Chutneys

Recipes I've written about here on Simple Daily Recipes:

I will share that some recipes call for ingredients that are not common pantry items. BUT! What I really dig is that there's 20 plus opportunities to use them in the book.  Raichlin provides us with plenty of combinations to explore new flavors.  Most of the recipes call for herbs and spices that are already in the spice cabinet.  And being that we love grilling already, we know that there's always room to improvise on the fly and still come out with a great dinner.

Steven Raichlen has another valuable book that really covers everything you need to know for great grilling,
How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques, A Barbecue Bible! Cookbook.

My best friend owns it and I dig through it when I'm over at her house.  I'll admit that I look at it just for the pictures. ;D
It's an handy book for the newbie and the experienced.

Barbecue! Bible : Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes meets the needs of those that want straight access to the recipes.

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