Great books on Barbecue

 

Jess Pryles

Jess Pryles

In addition to our great articles from guest writers (like this guide to smoking with Australian hardwoods), we are often asked for basic BBQ 101 tips from new enthusiasts and people who want to get into smoking.

Starting out on your new barbecue journey can be a bit intimidating and expensive, and although trial, error and practice will be your best bet for learning on the job, it can help to have a basic guide to what you are doing before you light your first fire.

As so many authors have already managed to write great books on the subject, we thought it would be helpful to put together a guide highlighting some of our favourite books on the art of barbecue. We can’t write it any better than these guys already have!

We recommend you try a few different books, and get a feel for the different styles of each pitmaster. After all, there are so many variables and individual techniques, and eventually you will develop your own signature methods.

Click on any of the covers to find out more and purchase any of these books. Best of all, shipping on all the below titles is free, even to Australia!

 


 

Beginners guides

 

9780762436095

Low and Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons


Smoke & Spice


9780312339791

Dr. BBQ’s Big-Time Barbeque Cookbook


9781558322424

Paul Kirk’s Championship Barbecue: BBQ Your Way to Greatness with 575 Lip-Smackin’ Recipes


9781580086622

Mastering Barbecue: Tons of Recipes, Great Tips, Neat Techniques, and Indispensible Know-How


The Barbecue! Bible: Over 500 Recipes

 


 

Recipe & cookbooks

jess pryles hardcore carnivore

Jess Pryles’ Hardcore Carnivore

9780307408112

Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book: Recipes and Secrets from a Legendary Barbecue Joint


Franklin Barbecue: A meat-smoking manifesto


9780770434380

Fire and Smoke: A Pitmaster’s Secrets


9781449414139America’s Best Ribs: Tips and Recipes for Easy, Lip-Smacking, Pull-Off-the-Bone, Pass-the-Sauce, Championship-Quality BBQ


9781594861093Peace, ‘Ve and Barbecue


9780345528537

Smokin’ with Myron Mixon


 

Pictorial, regional & historical

9780292718586Texas BBQ


9780062202925

The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue


9780807832431

Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue


 

9780760327524

Barbecue Road Trips: In Search of America’s Best Sauces, Sides, Smoke and Rubs


9780817317188

Barbecue: The History of an American Institution


9781626195349

Memphis Barbecue: A Succulent History of Smoke, Sauce & Soul


9780820331096

Savage Barbecue: Race, Culture, and the Invention of America’s First Food


 

Do you have a favourite BBQ book that’s not on this list? Tell us about it on our Facebook group.