Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em: 4th of July Barbecuing

BBQ200The American tradition of paying tribute to our freedom with beer, fireworks, and meat is just around the corner.  Will this be the year you grab some sturdy kitchen tongs and belly up to the grill?  Or maybe you're already the designated grill master and it's time to take it up a notch from last year's spread.  Below you'll find ten new cookbooks to help you achieve barbecue greatness.  On this list we've got books to help you smoke like a pro, make a burger to die for, bring a little Texas to your table, and so much more...

 

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Think The Food Lab for outdoor cooking. Meathead is busting grilling myths and sharing secrets to good smoke and perfectly cooked meat.  This is a cookbook that works for both the novice and barbecue master among us.
 

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I love this cookbook, and to be honest, the cover really doesn't do justice to the goodness withinEach recipe has clear instructions, helpful photos and will have you making dishes like Smoked Tuna Sliders and PB & J Ribs in no time.
 
 

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 Project Smoke by Steven Raichlen
 
Steven Raichlen is something of an icon in the world of barbecue cookbooks.  He's written several best-sellers in the category and if there's one thing this man knows, it's how to make that grill sing like Pavarotti.
 

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A new iteration of food porn.  Just imagine the looks of awe and wonder as you serve up a burger called the Foie-ck a Duck or a Pumpk'n Spice Fatte.  You know you want one.
 

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Texas may be one state but there are a handful of distinct culinary divides and some pretty exciting food coming out of it.  Put on your largest belt buckle and get fired up to go big or go home.
 

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Melissa Cookston is representin' the ladies (and there are many of us on grill duty)  in the mostly male-dominated field of professional barbecue, and she's kicking some boy-band ass doing it.
 

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A little Latin America by way of Portland, Oregon. 100 recipes from the owners of the celebrated Ox restaurant introduce cooking everything from lamb shoulder to halibut to peppers over an open flame.  Feel the heat. 
 

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This is Barbecue 101.  Get off on the right foot with America's Test Kitchen's recommended tools, temperature, and recipes for the barbecue classics that every good home grill-chef should know. 
 

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Put away that prefab grill, it's hardcore, build-your-own-pit time.  Mixon is a judge on the traveling reality show, BBQ Pitmasters, and his book can help anyone get started on the road to smoky success.
 

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 Be the BBQ Pitmaster by Will Budiaman
 
Every region known for barbecue thinks theirs is the best.  Whether it's arguing the merits of dry rub or sauce, spicy or sweet, taste the delicious differences and decide for yourself.
 

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