Monday, April 27, 2009

Ramblings: Book Reviews

Book Reviews


Most of the book reviews on the Home of BBQ have been for large and often lavish cookbooks or books about the culture of BBQ. There is another style of book out there that deserves attention. Small ‘chapbooks’ that don’t have the same level of presentation, but have a considerably lower price point are common enough to warrant commentary.


Do these books strike a balance that makes them worthwhile? Are the potential savings worth the sacrifice of size, depth, visuals and gloss?


Although most books of limited size and expense are geared towards the novice, we are going to try to review them as objectively as possible. Our next five books reviewed will all cost under $14.00 and will be less than a hundred pages in length. Three of the five will not have a listed author and all will be currently in print. Two will be by a BBQ legend and have just been released.


The question at hand is will these be books be of use to anyone, and if they are what segment of the BBQ population will find them useful.


Look for the first review in two days.


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