Barbecue lovers will rejoice! This is the definitive guide to grilling, with everything cooks need to know, from the basics to the secrets of master grillers. Recipes include main dishes and sauces, appetizers, side dishes, even desserts.

Easy-to-use ringbound format.

Cooking directions for charcoal and gas grills and smokers.

Hundreds of timesaving tips. Color photos. Useful charts.

Preparation and grilling times and nutrition information for every kitchen-tested recipe.Better Homes and Gardens‘s The New Grilling Book opens with an introduction offering good advice on grill types, fuel types, safety, and maintenance basics. The several hundred recipes include condiments, appetizers, main dishes, and desserts–all prepared right on the grill. Each recipe has specific directions for charcoal and gas grills, along with a chapter on smoke cooking. You’ll find the usual suspects, with recipes for ribs, steaks, and vegetables, but there’s some less-than-usual fare, including Polenta with Ratatouille and Banana-Chocolate Tiramisu. The photography, lightly peppered throughout, is quite striking, and the “Wise Advice” commentary includes great suggestions on picking the freshest seafoods and proper poultry handling, as well as ranking beef cuts by the most to the least tender. A full international array of styles and flavors is present, including Tex-Mex, Asian, Mediterranean, Polynesian, and much more. The New Grilling Book is packed with a great wealth of information and ideas for novice and seasoned grillers alike. –Teresa Simanton

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