I must agree with LowRider, in that this is probably the closest I will ever come to thanking you in person.
I have always loved to cook, and BBQ is one of my passions, and I have cooked many a hot dog and hamburger, not to mention the occasional steak, prior to finding your book, 'How to Grill.' Since buying that one book, I have learned to make many new dishes and honed my skills at the grill. Thanks to you, I was awarded an Award of Arms at only my second Society for Creative Anachronism event, something I have been informed is about as rare as hen's teeth and frog hair. The pork loin with tapenade and turkey were a huge hit, and I must give credit to the Master. I know you studied medieval cooking, and feel you passed some of that to me in the pages of your book.
I would never have dreamed of plunging a chiicken over a beer can without your guidance, or made pulled pork that is to die for, and ribs, either Kansas City or Memphis style were a complete mystery to me, and now I prepare them with confidence. On the Fourth of July, I am preparing pulled pork, BBQ'd cabbage, and smoked pears for my family and friends.
I intend, as soon as is humanly possible, to buy BBQ USA and your other books, in my quest to become a true GrillMeister.
Thank you, Steve.