Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible


Here’s one for the alma mater

Here’s one for the alma mater.


Many people have written to ask what sort of training Steven did to
prepare for a life in barbecue. You might be surprised to learn
that he graduated with a degree in French literature from Reed
College in Portland, Oregon. That he specialized in medieval
French literature. (So that’s why there’s so much history in
Steven’s barbecue books.) A reporter from Steven’s alma mater came
through the other day to write a story on Steven for the Reed College
Alumni Magazine. This shot was taken in his office. Yes, he
loves 60s psychedelic music–the posters over his head are for the
Miller Blues Band and the Jefferson Airplane.

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