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 had set. So that brings us to 20 years later and the latest book, “Weber’s Ultimate Grilling: A Step-by-Step Guide to Barbecue Genius” ($26.99, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 352 pp.), which continues that string of suc- cess. Purviance holds the title of Weber’s master griller and teacher and that’s a role he has performed well. There is no doubt he and his Weber cohorts are in that elite company of prolific authors who each time they release a new book I find myself wondering how they will top this one. Somehow Purviance has just done exactly that with “Ultimate Grilling”. The book’s promotional materials use the term “look and cook” and I honestly could not have described it better. The way the recipes and techniques are illus- trated with pictures and graphics complements Pur- viance’s words so well. Plus I’ve always admired these books because they do a great job in appealing to both beginners and advanced grillers. As an example, “Ulti- mate Grilling” does a great job as a primer for grilling various cuts of steak but also advances to some addi- tional techniques to really put that dish over the top. Well done, Jamie Purviance. Now I can’t wait to see what the next 20 years brings us. Many of you know of my own great proclivity for all things tiki. As a matter of fact, it seems like every time I write about a new book on tiki I always hear from readers who hold similar interests (and many send along new takes on tiki imbibables which is always appreciated! – Well I have a new book for you like-minded folks and this one is sure to take your tiki game to a whole new level – “The Home Bar Guide to Tropical Cocktails: A Spirited Journey Through Subur- bia’s Hidden Tiki Temples” by Tom Morgan and Kelly Reilly ($37.95, Korero Press). my great fondness for the 2005 book “Trader Vic’s Tiki Party” that would serve as a new guidebook for a tiki resurgence. Then came along the stunningly well done “Smuggler’s Cove” just a couple of years ago and it seemed like we were really off to the races in terms of can-you-top- this in home tiki dedication. I don’t even try to come close to any of the personal tiki bars that were exhibited in “Smuggler’s Cove” and shown off on the better tiki aficionados web sites and forums but I do try to hold my own in being able to serve up a great tiki cocktail. And now, with this book in hand, I will be elevating my game to the next level. There are over 150 cocktails recipes offered in these pages and – word of advice – they are geared to those who are truly committed. This book will teach you how to set up a well-provisioned tiki bar and then how to make turn out results that will blow away your neighbor- hood competition. So break out that gawdy Hawaiian- print shirt and get ready to mix up some incredible cocktails.   SEPTEMBER 2019 - 43 Some may recall 

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