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Chowhound Gift Guide 2017: For the Meat-Obsessed

Meathead Goldwyn (yes, that’s his name) is the guy behind the popular site amazingribs.com and in this book has compiled what amounts to a treasury of meaty wisdom for the ages. With detail that’s easy to follow and understand, and instructions for how to smoke or grill everything from trout to game hens to, well, ribs to perfect tenderness, this book is a must-have for anyone looking to get started with smoking food at home. The book also includes recipes for classic BBQ sauces all the way from a simple vinegar-pepper sauce to thick, sweet Kansas City-style sauce, as well as for sides like grilled cauliflower, corn on the cob, and a few different slaws.

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