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Get Into the Grilling Spirit With These Great Texas Cookbooks

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Winter is over (thank heavens), which means it’s now perfectly acceptable to begin talking about the most important thing – the Texas grilling season! Whether you’re in charge of planning an entire day around the barbecue, or you’re simply the go-to person when your family needs a great meal, there are some great grilling tips to be had in a variety of Texas cookbooks. Here are just a few that could help you make the most of your time in the pit!

1. “Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters”

Get Into the Grilling Spirit With These Great Texas Cookbooks

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This revised and updated edition, including 32 new recipes, makes “Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters” a must-have on your barbecuing bookshelf. Available on Amazon, the book’s description states, “Alongside the veteran Texas pitmasters that made tender smoked brisket, juicy sausage links and succulent beef ribs famous; a new generation of young pitmasters have created a modern style of Texas barbecue that is being imitated across the nation. You’ll find the classic methods and the latest techniques all together in this new updated edition—along with cutting edge smokers, pits, tools and accessories, and some innovative new recipes—like Trimmed Brisket, Cook-off Ribs, and luscious double-decker BBQ Sandwiches.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

2. “United Tastes of Texas: Authentic Recipes from All Corners of the Lone Star State”

Get Into the Grilling Spirit With These Great Texas Cookbooks

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Available online at Indigo, this book will have you learning the tricks of the trade for the best Texas grilling in no time! Covering five major reasons of the Lone Star State and the tempting cuisine that can be found in each, you’ll be grilling up a storm before you’ve made it past the first few pages. Written by a fourth-generation Texan who sits on the advisory board for the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas, you can’t go wrong with some of the recipes that are vetted in this book.

3. “Let’s Grill: Texas’ Best Secret BBQ Recipes”

Get Into the Grilling Spirit With These Great Texas Cookbooks

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Available on Kindle and in paperback form, “Let’s Grill: Texas’ Best Secret BBQ Recipes” will get you fired up to try your hand and make the most out of each recipe. Covering not only mains but also side dishes and decadent desserts, this book works to provide readers with the various distinctions of Lone Star State barbecue and how to work your way through the battlefield of grilling to the altar of great Texas taste!