Barbecue cookbooks: an HBL guide

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Grilling at Barbecoa

Since man mastered fire he has been burning meat over it, promoting the important concept of community and sharing the hunt. Thousands of years later, barbecuing is still an essential part of outdoor living: a favourite event across the world, it brings people together to cook, relax and enjoy the good life al fresco.

Subscribers can access the WGSN-homebuildlife guide to the barbecue trends currently at retail level - and also read our report about both the past of the product, and its future. To accompany these reports, we've compiled a guide to our favourite BBQ cookbooks - with one to suit each trend.

For the beginner barbecuer: useful tips, walk-through guides and easy recipes to kick off the summer.

Weber's Complete BBQ Book by Jamie Purviance

Peace, Love and Barbecue by Mike Mills and Amy Mills Tunnicliffe, Everyday Grilling by Sur La Table, 101 Things To Do With A BBQ by Steve Tillett

Dutch oven cooking
Alternative cooking techniques such as Dutch ovens create a focal point to prepare food around. 
Dutch Oven Cooking with Janet Wayman
Texas Treasury Dutch Oven Cooking by the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society
Texan smokers
Some say the best way to create the most authentic barbecue taste is through smoking the food.
Texas BBQ by Wyat McSpadden
With the opening of Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa restaurant, consumers are increasingly keen to pursue more primal methods of barbecuing, working with the meat from its earliest stages.

Home Smoking and Curing by Keith Erlandson
Boy Meets Grill by Bobby Flay
Barbecuing on the move
Portable barbecues can be used on the beach, in the wilds or at home.

Campfire Cuisine by Robin Donavan
The Camping Cookbook by Annie Bell
The gourmet domestic barbecuer
Culinary Entertainer by Timothy Bleckx