Jamie Purviance has done it again. Weber’s Charcoal Grilling is the perfect book for the summer. This book has all of the basics for the beginner and over a hundred recipes that even an expert would love. This is the best book I have come across for the charcoal lover.
When Weber puts their name on something it has to be quality. From the Grills to the Grill tools to the Cookbooks. When they say step-by-step they really mean step-by-step. They include photos on how to prepare the grill, prepare the meat and vegetables and proper ways to cook the meat and vegetables. I love this book as each recipe is written in a similar way to my blog posts. Straight forward, step-by-step photos with a little character thrown in for a little extra pizazz.
As soon as I opened this book I started planning meals. The first recipe that I tried was the BLT salad. With charred bread croutons and fire roasted tomatoes, this was a salad for men and women alike. Heck, the main ingredient is bacon. Who could not love this salad. After making it, I declare, All salads made by me must have fire roasted tomatoes on them. It was one of the most delicious salads I have ever eaten.
Overall this is my new favorite cookbook ever. Just like Weber’s/Purviance’s other book, It takes the mystery out of grilling. It is a single resource that includes everything a griller would need to know. If you know a person that just picked up a grill or a long time griller that could use a few new tricks to spice up the summer barbecue, you should get them this book. I consider myself a pretty experienced griller and this book has taught me a few new tricks.
On a side note – If you are Jamie Purviance and you ever find yourself in Richmond, VA email me. I would love to share some recipes and grill.