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Cookbook Survey and Sweepstakes

Cookbook Survey and Sweepstakes

Does your cookbook library look like this? Do you wish it did? We'd love to hear about your favorite Steven Raichlen books and which you already own, and learn about your cooking and barbecuing habits. Please fill out the quick survey in the form below, and you can opt to enter your email address at the end for a chance to win a library of Raichlen cookbooks! (function(t,e,s,o){var c,n,a;t.SMCX=t.SMCX||[],e.getElementById(o)||(c=e.getElementsByTagName(s),n=c[c.length-1],a=e.createElement(s),a.type="text/javascript",a.async=!0,a.id=o,a.src=["https:"===location.protocol?"https://":"http://","widget.surveymonkey.com/collect/website/js/_2B2gZM4rsGqqr7BQ0asyyYzS6Bf6FJsmEBOv2MiTaxhOFf6EaQRAyk8o7YIQNBcJi.js"].join(""),n.parentNode.insertBefore(a,n))})(window,document,"script","smcx-sdk");...

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Grilled and Smothered Artichokes from the Vegetable Butcher

Grilled and Smothered Artichokes from the Vegetable Butcher

From The Vegetable Butcher. Photo by Matthew Benson. You may be able to carve meat, but butchering vegetables...? Today’s guest blog post comes from fellow Workman Publishing author, Cara Mangini, who wrote a fabulous book called The Vegetable Butcher. Yeah, I know, most of you are unrepentant carnivores—me too—but these gorgeous and unbelievably tasty grilled artichokes sure made me sit up and take notice. We’re talking top-ten-dishes-of-the-year delectable,...

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In Defense of Poblano Peppers: Floyd Cardoz’s Flavorwalla

In Defense of Poblano Peppers: Floyd Cardoz’s Flavorwalla

Photograph copyright © 2016 by Lauren Volo. From time to time we run guest blog posts from my fellow authors at Workman Publishing. If you love skirt steak as much as I do, you’ll go crazy for this fire-seared beef with poblano chiles and horseradish from Indian-born chef Floyd Cardoz’s fantastic new book Flavorwalla. –Steven Mexican food is a lot like Indian food: generally easy to prepare and based on very appealing flavors. Mexican cooking also...

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Take Your Skills to the Next Level with Secrets of the World’s Best Grilling

Take Your Skills to the Next Level with Secrets of the World’s Best Grilling

Screenshots from Secrets of the World's Best Grilling (Workman Publishing). Are you grill obsessed? Do you hunger for electrifying recipes and techniques from exotic locales? Are you joined at the hip with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac? Secrets of the World’s Best Grilling is an interactive ebook featuring mouthwatering photographs, step-by-step videos, instructional slideshows, and recipes from around the world. This edition...

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Project Smoke Sweepstakes

Project Smoke Sweepstakes

The past year has been a busy one around the BarbecueBible.com offices. Between the upcoming release of Season 2 of Project Smoke in just a few short weeks, and the Project Smoke book hitting bookstores this week, we haven't had much free time on our hands. Now that we have a moment to relax, we want to celebrate the release of Project Smoke in style! We've teamed up with two sponsors of the TV show, Yoder Smokers and GrillGrate, to bring one winner an amazing Project...

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Three Raichlen EBooks for $2.99 Each During May

Three Raichlen EBooks for $2.99 Each During May

To celebrate the release of Project Smoke (in stores wherever books and ebooks are sold on May 10) and National Barbecue Month, my publisher is offering three of my classic ebooks for $2.99 each. Whether you own these in paperback or not, now’s the time to add the cookbooks to your digital collection, to carry with you on your eReader, mobile phone or tablet. The deal ends May 31, so don't delay! You can find links to purchase the ebooks at any of your favorite retailers through the...

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How to Build a Smokehouse

How to Build a Smokehouse

In October 2014 we showed you a home-built wooden smokehouse. (Here’s a photo of me next to mine.) To make an even more permanent structure—and commitment to the art of smoking—cinder blocks are the way to go. The very affordable Build a Smokehouse book offers the most complete instructions I know for building a cinderblock smokehouse. Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite. –Steven Permanent smokehouses can be made of stone, logs, concrete, or wooden framing members, and should...

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My Year in Barbecue

My Year in Barbecue

2016 already? It seems like the past year went up in smoke. Which it did for me quite literally. Books. TV shows. Barbecue University. And lots of travel. All perfumed by the intoxicating scent of wood smoke. January: In November 2014, the phrase “smoking is the new grilling” popped into my head. And with that, the concept for my new public television series, Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke, came into being. For a nation obsessed with grilling—as we’ve been for the last decade—smoking is the next frontier. Project Smoke’s mission would be to bring smoking from America’s barbecue belt to everyman’s backyard. January was a whirlwind of preparing...

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How to Make a Schwenker (German Swinging Grill)

How to Make a Schwenker (German Swinging Grill)

What’s the world’s best grill? In the U.S. the debate usually circles around charcoal versus gas. But as you travel around Planet Barbecue, you find a stunning array of wood burning grills. This week’s blog post—written by Paula Marcoux—focuses on a grill that enjoys cult status in Germany, but is virtually unknown elsewhere: a unique hanging grill called the schwenker. As for Paula, the culinary historian and former Colonial food ways manager at...

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Where Did Kamado Grills Come From?

Where Did Kamado Grills Come From?

Illustration on the left by Trudy Michels, Studio Michels. I met Jeroen Hazebroek ten years ago at a trade fair in Cologne. He impressed me by both his knowledge of kamado cookers and the lusciousness of the food he cooked on them. He’s just written a terrific new book on kamados, Hot Coals, available in his native Dutch and English. I asked Jeroen to share a blog post with us on the history of this singular and eminently versatile cooker. –Steven The use of ceramic grills or kamados is exploding...

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