GUAMANIAN BARBECUE ENTHUSIAST
Steven is the first person to acknowledge that it would have been impossible for him to write about the world’s barbecue cultures without the help of its most passionate practitioners–people who have shared either their knowledge, recipes, contacts, etc. One of these people is Rueben Olivas of barbecue-obsessed Guam.
Rueben is a firefighter there (we’re sure his grilling skills are appreciated at the firehouse) and an active blogger who chronicles everything from shish kebab chefs at local outdoor markets to ribs and fiery finadene sauce. We were especially impressed with his method for preventing fish from sticking to the grill grate: He carves fronds off a banana or coconut leaf, cuts the remaining rib into short lengths, and creates a natural rack under the fish, allowing him to turn it easily. Check out his blog by copying and pasting this link into your browser: