I've always been a fan of the Weber recipe books especially the ones from Jamie Purviance. The explanations are always clear and the photography is first rate. Though some of the recipes use ingredients that are hard to find in the UK there's still plenty of interest in this book. I've already made three things from it and imagine I will be cooking a few more. If you like Purviance's books I would say this is 2nd only to Weber's Complete Barbecue Book.
As a Weber Fan Boy, I have purchased many books from their catalogue. Other than The Weber's Complete Book of Barbecue, this has to be one of their best. Really informative with lots of step by steps and "how to's" from knife skills, essential larder items and charcoal techniques. There is also a fantastic number of recipes all of which can be easily followed with satisfying results. The only gripe I do have is that this book is exactly the same as Weber's Big Book of Barbecue. For that reason I can only give 4 Stars. I can only assume this is the American version? As much as I love Weber products, I can't justify paying for this book twice for a different cover and title! If you already own Big Book of Barbecue, save your money or buy the Complete Book of Barbecue.
Once again a book full of stunning, mouthwatering recipes that always come up trumps. What I like about Jamie's books is that they make you think outside of the box and be a little more creative trying things that you may not have otherwise considered. For those new to the BBQ there are plenty of excellent tips on using the right equipment and cooking methods. Beginner or expert you will not regret buying this. Great photos, easy to follow instructions, fabulous food at the end. What else do you want? Buy it, you know you want to :-)
Just received this yesterday, so not much time to digest it, however it has all the basics and loads of recipes and tips. It is great to find a book that is specifically for ones barbecue, so that timing etc. can be exact. Thank you Weber. Interesting foreward about the history as well.
The recipes in this book are a wow, had a bbq party for friends and got nothing but compliments. The recipes are easy to follow and many can be prepared in advance leaving you less to do when guests arrive.