Saturday, February 23, 2019

Weber's Ultimate Grilling: New Flagship Grilling Cookbook

Weber's Ultimate Grilling by Jamie Purviance

I was excited to hear that Weber was putting out a new rather comprehensive grilling cookbook for 2019. It's been about nine years since the company has showcased a flagship cookbook.

I've been writing about grilling and smoking for around fifteen years now and have the good fortune to see a ton of outdoor cooking books. Some of my favorite cookbooks have been under the Weber umbrella, and the newest grilling book is no exception.

Weber's Ultimate Grilling: A Step-by-Step Guide to Barbecue Genius by Jamie Purviance is a very solid book with coverage of almost anything you might want to try on the grill. This includes help sections as well as recipes. For instance, you will find photos and detailed directions on how to pat out good grill burgers (yes - there are better ways to make beef patties) and a section also with photos that help in mastering grilled pizza which is a challenge for many home grillers.

There are charts for various meats with cooking times over heat methods such as direct and indirect which are also covered. All types of dishes are included from starters to desserts with over 100 recipes which are easy to follow.

The organization on the cookbook is good, and the cookbook includes an index

This would an excellent grilling cookbook for any home barbecue beginner or even a seasoned griller. It would also make a great gift which is what I look for. It's fun to find a stand out cookbook to give to family and friends for special occasions or "just because."

*I reviewed an uncorrected, advance copy which is not complete and is not printed in color.