5 Collectible Cookbooks for Labor Day Weekend and Other Barbecue Gatherings
Barbecue and grilling cookbooks are great for outdoor cooking ideas for any time of the year. In honor of Labor Day, we thought we'd put together a list of some of the top collectible and vintage cookbooks for this weekend's barbecue festivities and other barbecue-perfect holidays.
Read on to see the 5 collectible barbecue-themed cookbooks we have selected and learn more about each of them.
1. Kansas City Barbeque Society Cookbook
Author: Members of Kansas City Barbeque Society
Publisher: Kansas City Barbeque Society
Average Price Used: $10.00
Notes: This cookbook is one of the top cookbooks in the barbecue and grilling category. It’s no surprise that The Kansas City Barbeque Society Cookbook is a national award winner of a Tabasco Community Award. Recipes like Pistachio Sausage, Phantom Memphis Gumbo, and Barbecued Orange Duck are some of the standout dishes offered in the cookbook. The Kansas City Barbeque Society is the world’s largest organization of barbecue enthusiasts. Who would know barbecue better than this melting pot of competition barbecue cooks?
2. Towns Trials, and Special Times: The Marlboro Country Cookbook
Author: Editors, Philip Morris
Publisher: Phillip Morris
Average Price Used: $14.00
Notes: Marlboro published some stunning cookbooks that were exclusively available to their Marlboro Miles rewards members. We can’t begin to describe this beautiful cookbook with its fold-out poster and postcard style inserts, delicious barbecue and grilling recipes, and more. Favorites like Hot Cinnamon Rolls, Whiskey Steak, and Crusty Corn Trout are all inside this cookbook…plus there are “Special Times” recipes for celebrations and holidays like Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.We have a more in-depth collectibility review on this cookbook on our store blog.
Marlboro made some other amazing cookbooks. We have one of them currently available called Marlboro Cook Like A Man
3. Betty Crocker's New Outdoor Cookbook (1967)
Author: General Mills Editors
Publisher: Golden Press
Average Price Used: $12.00
Notes: There are several different editions of this cookbook. This is the 1967 “New” Outdoor Cookbook from Betty Crocker. It has wire ring binding. There are 450 recipes in the cookbook for literally every kind of outdoor cooking imaginable including smoker, grill, campfire, rotisserie, camp stove and more. Everything from salads to sauces to desserts is included among the main barbecue recipes, as well.
4. All American Cowboy Cookbook
Author: Ken Beck and Jim Clark
Publisher: Rutledge Hill Press
Average Price Used: $8.00
Notes: Nothing says “barbecue” like a cookbook of cowboy fare. There are many cookbooks of this genre, but the All American Cowboy Cookbook is a fun cookbook because the recipes come from the United States’ top western stars from TV and film to rodeo stars and more. Clint Eastwood’s Spaghetti Western accompanies recipes from other western actors/actresses and singers like Waylon Jennings, Roy Rogers, Annie Oakley, and James Garner. There are almost 200 classic Old West photos inside.
5. Weber’s Art of the Grill
Author: Jamie Purviance
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Average Price Used: $10.00
Notes: Weber has produced several cookbooks on the subject of grilling and outdoor cooking. Weber, a household name in grilling, never fails to provide a memorable cookbook. Weber’s Art of the Grill is one of our favorites from the company. It has over 100 grilling recipes for dishes like Diablo Shrimp, Bourbon Barbecue Beans, and S’mores All Grown up. This cookbook also contains tips and techniques for making outdoor cooking easy.