[FTC Standard Disclosure] Chris and I traded copies of our books, so while I didn't pay for this book, I exchanged something of equal value, so I would not consider this a sponsored post.
If a new BBQ or grilling cookbook has a few of my personal favorite types of recipes, then I'm making those first.
Playing The Hits
Cooking the favorites makes sense for a couple of reasons. First, I have already tried them often and have a wide range of experiences for comparison's sake. Second, I like to see new spins on old favorites. Third, favorites are favorites for a reason; I want to eat them!
In no particular order, some of my favorite recipes to find in grilling cookbooks are:
- Any kind of chicken with Alabama white sauce
- Steak with compound butter
The Four Fundamentals of Smoking
So when I got my hands on Chris Sussman's (The BBQ Buddha) first book, The Four Fundamentals of Smoking, it should be no surprise that one of the first recipes I cooked was his Smoked Spatchcocked Chicken with Spicy Alabama White Sauce.