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Offline Fuzzybear

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« on: March 17, 2004, 03:16:50 pm »
Anyone out there recommend any particular book on smoking? [?]

I went to the internet, was overwhelmed, came back here and posted this inquiry...hope that's not the case here (being overwhelmed)...

I'm thinking I want a book not designed for the novice - I have my smoker, I am comfortable using it and can pretty well access my brain for common sense stuff without having to refer to a book.  I guess I'm looking for one with different recipies; methods of smoking; sauces and rubs included along with wood (puck) recommendations.

"Smoke and Spice" seems to come up from time to time in the forum...

Thanks smokers!

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Offline trout

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2004, 06:26:36 pm »
Smoke and Spice is definitely the top book for smoke cooking food.  Sublime Smoke is another excellent book by the same authors.  If you are interested in a wealth of info about curing and smoking different sausages and cuts of meat, then I would recommend Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing by Rytek Kutas.  Avoid the Home Book of Smoke Cooking.  I bought this book a few years ago and it is severly outdated.   Read on[8D]

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2004, 07:47:17 pm »
Fuzzy I agree with Trout, I have both the books he mentions and they are a wealth of info. I highly recommend Smoke & Spice for recipes,sauces & rubs as well as cooking temps.There is a section where they suggest what wood to use on different meats.As I said, a wealth of info.

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2004, 09:23:07 pm »
My 2 cents- same as Bassman and Trout- Smoke and Spice and Great Sausages and Meat Curing - there's probably 1000 combined pages of info on these subjects.

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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2004, 02:26:07 am »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by trout</i>
<br />Smoke and Spice is definitely the top book for smoke cooking food.  Sublime Smoke is another excellent book by the same authors.  If you are interested in a wealth of info about curing and smoking different sausages and cuts of meat, then I would recommend Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing by Rytek Kutas.  Avoid the Home Book of Smoke Cooking.  I bought this book a few years ago and it is severly outdated.   Read on[8D]

Let your trout go and smoke a salmon instead.
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">Ditto. Home Book of Smoke Cooking suggests it's OK to use corncobs, haven't tried it, doubt I will.[xx(]

What I do find interesting is the dated methods and pretty detailed sketches of old-world, custom smokehouse design. It's an interesting read but I might not use any recipes from it. But then again, I have over 100 cookbooks, including a 1934 one published by the "new" Crisco, in which everything contains........you guessed it.....Crisco.[:0] I recently got a copy of the Fannie Farmer book but have yet to read it.

Most of it is outdated, but every now & then, you find a gem. My rule of thumb on cookbooks is if you find 2 recipes in the entire book that you love, it was worth the price of the book.

Back on topic, a couple of other good reads are:

"Where There's Smoke There's Fire" by Richard W. Langer
"Paul Kirk's Championship Barbeque Sauces" by duh!
"Kill It & Grill It" by the Nuge

But if you only have one, it has to be S&S by the Jamisons.

Smoke On & Purchase Books[8D],

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Offline Fuzzybear

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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2004, 01:32:35 pm »
Ok, I ordered S&S and Sublime...thanks guys!

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