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Books with more than recipes?

Discussion in 'Smoking Books, Videos, Magazines' started by illini40, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. illini40

    illini40 Meat Mopper

    Any good book recommendations that are more than just a cook book with recipes?

    I'm interested in techniques, equipment, knowledge, etc. - more so than just recipes.

    For reference, I read Meathead, by Meathead Goldwyn, and I really enjoyed it.
  2. genek

    genek Smoke Blower

    Not smoking related but a good one on cooking:

    The food lab
    J. Kenji Lopez-alt

    He has a degree from MIT and is science oriented.

  3. I got a lot of great information from the Barbecue Bible from Steven Raichland. He talks about a bunch of global techniques of grilling and barbecue. Discussed lots of spices and how to do things like making your own smoked salt. I found it to be very entertaining and informative at the same time.

  4. Danno44

    Danno44 Fire Starter

    I’m 1/2 way through Aaron Franklin’s Meat Smoking Manifesto. I find it a good read so far and gets into plenty of detail from woods to smoker set up. As well as how he started.
  5. illini40

    illini40 Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the reminder. I think I have this book (borrowed), and I never really dug into it. I'll check it out.

    Awesome - thanks for the recommendation. I forgot about his book.
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  7. illini40

    illini40 Meat Mopper

    Just an update to this thread.

    As mentioned initially, Meathead was a great read. I'm planning on going back and rereading.

    I read Aaron Franklin's book. It was great. I really enjoyed all of the history, background, and techniques - more so than just a pure recipe book.

    I did also read Jeff's book. It was very good. It was more recipe driven, I felt. But a very good add to the collection. And the recipes seem to be a condensed collection of some classics.

    Are there any other new book recommendations out there?