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This hefty volume features a didactic tone that corresponds to the mission of the magazine of the same name, bringing scientific scrutiny and rigorous testing to home cooking with extremely detailed recipes and illustrations. With chapters on major ingredients and accompaniments-beef, pizza, vegetables, rubs, etc.-the book illustrates such tasks as recreating Texas-Style Barbecued Beef Ribs at home (hint: don't use bony scraps), grilling a whole turkey (small turkeys work best) and preparing lobsters for grilling (split them in half lengthwise). The editors distinguish between grilling (which uses fast, direct heat) and BBQ (slow, indirect heat); weigh in on the virtues and shortcomings of gas and charcoal grilling; and address other puzzling grill-related issues. They warn readers that grilling and barbecuing are fraught with potential problems, and the book, while well researched, tends toward the negative (e.g., "If you slice meat straight from the grill, say goodbye to its juicy flavor.... There's nothing you can do now, but next time take this precaution"). Yet this approach is ideal for those who are nervous about outdoor cooking and want to know what to expect. For fans of Alton Brown-style minutiae, this is a prime resource. (June) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780936184869
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 83,268
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    Do not waste your money

    I have a great respect for the test kitchen so I was excited when I saw this book was comming out. It is not true to its title at all. BBQ is done in an oven or on a kettle grill. This is not BBQ! Poorly researched, I returned the book. The information is worse than bad it is missleading. I have cooked in professional kitchens and in my backyard on various grills and BBQ rigs for more than 20 years. What a disapointment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2007

    Grilling Bible- You Have to Have this Book!

    There is not a bad piece of advice or bad recipe in this book. It is the absolute must-have for grilling method, and in true Cook's Illustrated style, it tells you WHY the method works -- the science behind getting it right. If you are giving a grilling book as a gift, this is your end-all, be-all book. I received it as a gift, and I've given it another dozen times, and every one of the recipients says it's the best grilling book they've ever received

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