06/09/2010 04:03 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Father's Day Gifts: The Best Barbecue and Food Books for Dad

2010-06-09-disaster_chicken.jpg"Give a man a chicken and he will turn it into a black lump. Teach a man to grill a chicken and he will gloat all night." Meathead

Dad's chicken look like this? Doesn't have to. Cooking outdoors is different than cooking indoors. But there is help. There are a number of good books that can rescue him (and you).

Below are some of my favorite books about barbecue, grilling, and cooking. Click the title to see the current price on Amazon. Click here for a complete list of all of the barbecue books on Amazon. Click here for more of my favorite food and cooking books.

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