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Haven't visited this in a long time, and the list is outdated.

I'll throw some up and you guys add/comment.

New this year
Give it a subjective rating 1 to 10 with ten being an absolute must buy. Try to tell us what you like/don't like about a book

The list:

I'll go through them over the next couple of days and combine them and we can update them.

PLEASE feel free to add to the list.

If some are great for newbies, or one subject books, tell us what you think.

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Favorite Q Books -- 2001

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Here's my list, it's 5 years old, and need to update it with ratings and update with the newer books.

Most are BBQ, some grillin' (I just adapt the recipes for the smoker) and some are subject specific

Can you tell that family/friends know what to get me for my Birthday (and it's this month)

In no particular order:

I'll redo this list and add ratings.

1. Whatcha Need to Know to Barbecue Like a Pro by Ron Lutz May 2001
2. Fish & Shellfish Grilled & Smoked, Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, 2002
3. How to Cook MEAT by Chris Schlesinger & John Willoughby, 2002
4. Grill It, by Annette Yates, 1999
5. UPDATED: Smoke & Spice : Cooking with Smoke, the Real Way to Barbecue
by Cheryl Alters Jamison, et al (Paperback - 2003)
6. Grill It – Seafood , by Annette Yates, 1999
7. The Grilling Encyclopedia, by A. Cort Sinnes, 1992
8. Smoke & Spice : Cooking with Smoke, the Real Way to Barbecue
by Cheryl Alters Jamison, et al (Paperback - May 1994) 155832061X
9. Paul Kirk's Championship Barbecue Sauces : 175 Make-Your-Own Sauces, Marinades, Dry Rubs, Wet Rubs, Mops and Salsas
by Paul Kirk (Paperback - December 1997)
10. The Kansas City Barbeque Society Cookbook : Barbeque...It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore (Hardcover)
11. The Barbecue! Bible
by Steven Raichlen (Paperback - June 1998)
12. John Willingham's World Champion Bar-B-Q : Over 150 Recipes and Tall Tales for Authentic, Braggin' Rights, Real Southern Bar-B-Q and All the Fixin's
by John Willingham (Hardcover - May 1996)
13. Sublime Smoke : Bold New Flavors Inspired by the Old Art of Barbecue
by Cheryl Alters Jamison, Bill Jamison(Contributor) (Paperback - May 1996)
14. Barbecue America : A Pilgrimage in Search of America's Best Barbecue
by Rick Browne, Jack Bettridge (Hardcover - April 1999)
15. Barbecuing and Sausage Making Secrets : How to Buy Beef, Pork, Poultry, Lamb, Fish and Sausage by Charlie Knote
16. The Great American Barbecue & Grilling Manual
by Hale Smoky, et al (Unbound)
17. The Great Barbecue Companion : Mops, Sops, Sauces, and Rubs
by Bruce Bjorkman (Paperback - March 1996)
18. COOKSHACK SMOKED FOODS COOKBOOK Over 190 Recipes for Authentic Pit Barbecues and Gourmet Wood-Smoked Foods
by Running Press(Editor), Editors at Cookshack (Paperback)
19. The All American Barbecue Book by Rich Davis, Shifra Stein
20. The Jack Daniels Old Time Barbecue Cookbook by Vince Staten (Hardcover - April 1995)
21. Finger Lickin, Rib Stickin, Great Tasting Barbecue
by Jane Butel (Paperback - September 1982)
22. Barbecue! Bible : Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes
by Steven Raichlen, Ron Tanovitz(Illustrator) (Paperback - May 2000)
23. Where There's Smoke, There's Flavor : Real Barbecue--The Tastier Alternative to Grilling [Paperback] By: Richard W. Langer
24. SMOKE IT! 100 Succulent Recipes to Revolutionize Your Cooking
by Paul Kirk (Hardcover)
25. North Carolina Barbecue : Flavored by Time
by Bob Garner (Hardcover - September 1996)
26. The Best Recipe: Grilling and Barbecue [Hardcover] By: Editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine
27. Ribs : A Connoisseur's Guide to Barbecuing and Grilling
by Christopher B. O'Hara, et al (Hardcover - November 2000)
28. The Ultimate Barbecue Sauce Cookbook
by Jim Auchmutey, Susan Puckett(Contributor) (Hardcover - May 1995)
29. The Thrill of the Grill by Chris Schlesinger, et al (Spiral-bound - May 1997) ISBN: 0811816729
30. Barbecued Ribs, Smoked Butts, and Other Great Feeds (Knopf Cooks American Series) by Jeanne Voltz (Paperback - April 1996)
31. Bar-B-Que, Barbecue, Barbeque, Bar-B-Q, B-B-Q : Booklet by Carolyn S. Wells (Paperback - November 1991)
32. Kansas City Bbq Pocket Guide by Ardie Davis This title is out of print.
33. Smokestack Lightning : Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country
by Lolis Eric Elie, Frank Stewart(Photographer) This title is out of print.
34. Uncle Billy's Downeast Barbeque Book : Adventures in Barbeque by Jonathan St. Laurent, Charles Neave (Paperback - April 1992)
35. All About Bar-B-Q Kansas City Style by Rich Davis (Paperback - March 1997)
36. Memphis Barbecue, Barbeque, Bar-B-Que, Bar-B-Q, B-B-Q by Carolyn S. Wells (Paperback - September 1991)
37. The Great Australian Barbecue. Bay Books, 1991
38. All About Grilling, by the Editors of Joy of Cooking (Hardcover – 2001)
39. Celebrating Barbecue – The Ultimate Guide to America's 4 Regional Styles of ˜Cue by Dotty Griffith (Hardcover – 2002)
40. The Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook – Recipes and Recollections from the Pit Bosses by Robb Walsh
41. The Grand Barbecue – A celebration of the History, Places, Personalities and Techniques of KC Barbecue by Doug Worgul (Hardcovery – 2001)
42. Great Barbecues – Kingsford (Softcover – 1989)
43. Weber's Big Book of Grilling by Jamie Purviance and Sandra McRae (Softcover – 2001)
44. The Great Big Barbecue Cookbook (also published as the Ultimate Barbecue Cookbook) by Hermes Press, (Hardcover 1999-2001)
45. The Ultimate Grill Book JG Press (Softcover 2000)
46. Beer-Can Chicken : and 74 other offbeat recipes for the Grill by Steven Raichlen (Softcover – 2002)
47. Dinosaur Barbque by John Stage and Nancy Radke (Hardcover 2001)
48. BBQ PDQ Twice the Flavor Twice as Easy by the Editors of Better Homes and Gardens (Spiral Hardcover – 2002)
49. Let the Flames Begin by ATCO Gas Kitchen staff (Spiral 2002)
50. Best Barbecue Recipes : A Collection of 200 recipes by Mildred Fischer (Spiral 2991)
51. Seafood Grilling : Twice a Week by Evie Hansen (Softcovery – 2001)
52. Grilling For Dummies®
by Marie Rama, John F. Mariani (Paperback - April 1998)
53. The Ultimate Grill Book/Ringbound by Sunset Books Editors, Sunset Magazine Editors
54. Char-Broil Grill Lovers Cookbook, Char-Broil, 1985
55. Grill Indoors and Outdoors, Easy Home Cooking Press, Pamphlet, June 2000
56. All-American Barbecue by Chef David Pantone Florida Culinary Institute (Softcover – 2002)
57. How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated book of barbecue techniques by Steven Raichlen (Softcover – 2001)
58. Grill Indoors and Outdoors: Featuring recipes from Kingsford French's Lawry's Lipton (Softcover -- 2000)
59. Hooked on Fish on the Grill by Karen Adler 1999
60. The Cook's Illustrated Complete Book of Poultry by the Editors of Cook's Illustrated (Hardcover - August 1999)
61. The Complete Meat Cookbook: A Juicy and Authoritative Guide to Selecting, Seasoning and Cooking Today's Beef, Pork, Lamb and Veal by Bruce Aidells, Denis Kelly (Hardcover)
62. Tequila : The Book
by Ann Walker, et al (Paperback - June 1994)
63. Sauces and Salsas
by Oded Schwartz, Ian O'Leary(Photographer) (Hardcover - October 1999)
64. The Complete Book of Spices : A Practical Guide to Spices and Aromatic Seeds
by Jill Norman
65. Flavored Vinegars : 50 recipes for Cooking with Infused Vinegars by Michael Chiarelle (Softcover – 1996)
66. The Stinking Cookbook : The Stinking Rose A Garlic Restaurant by Dal Bozzo (Softcover 1994)
67. Planked Seafood Cookbook: Cooking on Wood by Chinook Planks (Spiral 1997)

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