The barbecue grill may be this Toolmonger’s favorite tool. In that light, this past weekend we made an awesome discovery: as we were cleaning out the kitchen cupboards we ran across this awesome Weber grilling cookbook, which I had completely forgotten I had and can’t remember picking up in the first place. The book is almost as old as I am, but the recipes are timeless. What better way to prepare for the upcoming American famous outdoor grilling holiday, Labor Day?
In this 1972 printing of the first edition (Library Of Congress Catalog Card Number 72-85084) Test Recipe Publishers introduce the public to cooking Weber style. The introduction states:
Weber Kettle Cooking opens a whole new world of food enjoyment to both novice and expert cooks. Whether your purchase was a Weber Charcoal or Gas Covered Kettle, you will enjoy preparing the traditional barbecue foods as well as the great number of specialties possible only with a Weber Covered Kettle.
It’s not the cheap and flimsy pamphlets given with today’s products, but a hardcover book covering everything from charcoal placement and gas barbecuing basics to meat selection and gourmet recipes. Side dishes, appetizers, and desserts are also covered, including full recipes for Weber’s specialty sauces. I’ll be narrowing down the recipes to try in a few weeks and I’ll let you know how it goes. Until then — do you have a favorite Labor Day grilling recipe that you use? Do you have any experience with the Weber recipes?
Let’s make Labor Day 2011 a Toolmonger griller special!