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BOOKS OFFER TIPS ON GRILLING

THE ULTIMATE GRILL BOOK; Sunset Books; paperback; 1991; 208 pages; $14.95. Innovative recipes for beef, lamb, pork, fish and poultry. A special section includes ideas for entertaining as well as features describing bread baking, smoking, grilling fruits and vegetables or spit-roasting a pig.

THE JOY OF GRILLING; Joe Famularo; 1988; 330 pages; $21.95. Loose-leaf volume of definitive information on grilling. An abundance of color photos illustrate detailed recipes for a variety of barbecued foods. A detailed chapter on a wide range of seafood cooking techniques is included.THE COMPLETE BOOK OF OUTDOOR COOKERY; James Beard and Helen Evans Brown; 1989; paperback; 254 pages; $9.95. The purported bible of barbecuing, a timeless collection of recipes and instructions, revised from the first printing in 1955. The publication concentrates on how to bring the entire scope of the kitchen outdoors.

Readers may also be interested in the Better Homes and Garden "Great American Barbecue" contest. Entries will be accepted in the following categories: meat, poultry, seafood or game; sauce, glaze or marinade; appetizers; vegetables; breads or desserts. An additional category entitled "Great Barbecue Go-Alongs" includes food that complements grilled entrees.

Prizes total more than $10,000. Original recipes must be typed, including a explanation of the recipe's origin and why is is a favorite. Mail to BH&G Great American Barbecue Recipe Contest, P.O. Box 9266, Des Moines, IA 50306. Contest deadline is August 15, 1991.