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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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Raichlen Goes Digital: 4 Ebooks for $2.99 Each

Raichlen Goes Digital: 4 Ebooks for $2.99 Each

Over 5 million of you have bought copies of my cookbooks, and are grilling up a storm in backyards and kitchens around the world. And now’s the time to add the cookbooks to your digital collection, to bring with you on your eReader, mobile phone or tablet. For this month only, my publisher is offering four of my bestselling titles at a special price of $2.99! You can find links to purchase the ebooks at any of your favorite retailers through the links in our store: Man Made Meals...

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Feeding the Fire: Barbecue Lessons from Joe Carroll

Feeding the Fire: Barbecue Lessons from Joe Carroll

Check out these espresso-crusted St. Louis cut spares. Then imagine yourself at Fette Sau BBQ, home to some of the spiciest, smokiest, soulful-est ’que in America’s newest barbecue capital: Brooklyn. Now Joe Carroll, the mastermind behind Fette Sau, has written a barbecue book that’s not just full of irresistible recipes, but is structured around 20 essential lessons for anyone who wants to cook with fire at home. Carroll delves into hot subjects...

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To Eat Before You Die: Barbecue

To Eat Before You Die: Barbecue

Keith Allen of Allen & Son From time to time, we ask our food authority friends and fellow Workman Publishing authors to write guest blog posts or share excerpts from their books for BarbecueBible.com. Today's comes from one of the legends of American food writing: Mimi Sheraton. Author of the new 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die, Mimi has written the most comprehensive book ever on the great foods of the world. Gargantuan in its appetite and encyclopedic in scope, this is the book...

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How to Survive Black Friday: 10 e-Cookbooks for Your Favorite Barbecue Fanatic

How to Survive Black Friday: 10 e-Cookbooks for Your Favorite Barbecue Fanatic

Black Friday? Not for me. I’d rather sit for a root canal (at least they anesthetize you) than fight the crowds at the mall parking lot. And that was before Black Friday elbowed in on what should be sacred family tradition: Thanksgiving dinner. If you want to shop on Black Friday, why not do the heavy lifting on your keyboard or touchpad? First, a shout out to our colleagues at Workman Publishing—in particular their functional and fun Page-A-Day calendars that make terrific gifts for grilling fanatics: For fish lovers: Trout of North America For the farm-to-table crowd: Seasons:...

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A Creamy Co-Star to Share

A Creamy Co-Star to Share

Photo by Simon Wheeler. Excerpted from Charred & Scruffed by Adam Perry Lang (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2012. Guest blogger Adam Perry Lang is a French-trained chef who has worked in top restaurants and now pursues his passion for barbecue. In his latest book, Charred & Scruffed, he shows you how to concentrate the flavors and textures of barbecue and reimagine its possibilities. Barbecue Bible asked him to give us his advice on how to excel at sides. A shared...

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Stick Meat—The Ultimate Guide to Kebabs

Stick Meat—The Ultimate Guide to Kebabs

Guest blogger Paula Marcoux—a former culinary historian at Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts—recently published a fascinating book on live fire cooking around the world called Cooking with Fire. It’s certainly one of my top ten grill books of the year. I asked Paula to share her thoughts about one of the world’s most ancient and universal grilled dishes: kebabs. -Steven One of the sweetest cooking tools I've ever seen is an earthenware kebab holder,...

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