It’s about time! Things have been heating up behind the scenes at BarbecueBible.com.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our totally redesigned, radically-improved, completely awesome, new Barbecue Bible web site.
We’ve worked hard to deliver a complete update of this website. We’ll now be able to offer you more eye-opening barbecue news, more indispensable tips and techniques, and more irresistible grilling and smoking recipes.
At the same time, we want to shine the spotlight even more on our fantastic barbecue board and barbecue community who we will be involving in more areas of the site. We will be contacting our illustrious moderators and members for short features, and everyone will be able to comment on blog posts and content throughout the site.
Our goal in a nutshell: to make BarbecueBible.com your go-to place for all things barbecuing and grilling.
So what’s new?
A bold new look: Check out our new visuals—starting with our clean new color scheme—pleasing tones of blue, white, and gray. And a lot more photographs, starting on the homepage.
A new blog format: Starting this month we’ll be blogging a lot more about the issues that matter to you, providing news, tips, techniques, and new grills and grilling accessories with a peek under the hood to tell you how grills work and why. We’ll tell you about must-try new restaurants and barbecue joints, must-read books, and must-attend barbecue classes and festivals. You’ll also learn a lot more about what’s going on in my test kitchen and at Barbecue University. Plus, we’ll compare products and will bust myths, explaining the science behind grilling.
Barbecue Board front and center: As far as we’re concerned, the Barbecue Board is the heart and soul of BarbecueBible.com, so we’ve highlighted the board front and center on our homepage, where we’ll feature members, their favorite products, and their grilling accomplishments.
A new recipe and techniques format: Complete with big, bold photos and clear step-by-step pictures and instructions!
A new Wiki: From A to Z, this will be a community-supported encyclopedia of barbecuing and grilling terms that we plan to build into the world’s most comprehensive source of barbecue and grilling information with your help.
A new store: You’ll easily find the essentials and latest innovations of my Best of Barbecue and Planet Barbecue grilling accessory lines available.
Newsletters: Starting this month, you can look forward to bi-monthly Up in Smoke newsletters. Yes, we’ll tell you about all the tools, fuels, flavors, and techniques you need to know to take your barbecuing and grilling to the next level. But we’ll also keep you up on the history and culture of barbecue and the best place on Planet Barbecue to enjoy it.
New community manager: And last but certainly not least, we have our first ever community manager Christine Porretta, who has edited and written for national magazines and websites for more than a decade and has worked for a leading purveyor of specialty foods. She and I will be delivering more of the content you want and engaging with you regularly on the board, participating in discussions, posting new topics, and answering questions. She loves to write about food, talk about food, travel to find food, and of course eat it — nothing will stop her, and the proof is right here with a photo of her finishing a grilled lamb chop off the bone at her wedding!
With a bold new look, a leap forward in content, and a focus on community, our passion for live-fire cooking will always burn bright!