Decent recipes from Alsace (in French) are on http://members.xoom.fr/mimu/ This was posted to fr.rec.cuisine, a wonderful newsgroup (am still shaking over the 3 versions of fish choucroute posted recently). They are great to download.
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Smoky-Sweet BBQ Beef Short Ribs
Beef ribs can stand up to strong flavors. Here, a spicy-sweet rub with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and brown sugar coats the meat, which is roasted to tenderness. Finishing on the grill with a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce ensures the meat gets a nice char and the sauce lacquers. Read more.