Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

General

HARVARD LECTURE

BOOK TOUR CHRONICLES, CONTINUED One of the highlights of this year's book tour was my History of Barbecue lecture at Harvard. Here I am in front of the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology where the reception took place. You can watch my lecture by clicking on the link - see right. An imagined scene of a Homo erectus barbecue circa 1.8 million BCE. Here I am with Dr. Richard Wrangham, whose revolutionary book Catching Fire makes...

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WEDDING

TYING THE KNOT, BARBECUE BIBLE STYLE We recently received this e-mail from fan Eric Cohen: Dear Mr. Raichlen, Recently, my best friends Alex and Kelly asked me to officiate their wedding. They'd been together 17 years, and it was a tremendous honor to be the one to officially help them tie the knot. After getting my one-day officiant certificate from the state, I had to go about planning the wedding. Since we all spend most weekends grilling...

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PRIMAL GRILL MARATHON

ON SATURDAY--A MINI-MARATHON OF PRIMAL GRILL! American Public Television has announced it will air a "mini marathon" featuring 12 episodes of Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen on Saturday, September 1. The shows will air on the dynamic lifestyle channel Create

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kansas city

LEGENDS OF BARBECUE: KANSAS CITY Never mind the handsome dudes - that's Kansas City barbecue legend Jeff Stehney on the right. Check out the pork shoulders! Eighteen hours of spice and hickory smoke have turned them into porcine perfection. Welcome to Oklahoma Joe's, possibly the best barbecue joint in Kansas City, and very likely the only one located in a gas station. Jeff has won some of the country's most prestigious barbecue competitions,...

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GIVEAWAY

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!Back by popular demand: Our Secrets of the World's Best Grilling Barbecue e-book giveaway. Visit Steven

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LEGENDS OF BARBECUE NC

LEGENDS OF BARBECUE: NORTH CAROLINA When it comes to pulled pork, restaurants that still burn wood in their pits are becoming an endangered species. So imagine my delight recently when I met pit masters Vernon Carver and Donald Cozart at Backyard BBQ Pit in Durham, North Carolina. Here's the first thing you see when you park behind Backyard BBQ. And here's the second thing--meats smoked low and slow in pits darkened with age and wood...

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ADLER BOOK

FROM SEED TO SIZZLE Longtime friends turned competition barbecuers Karen Adler and Judith Fertig (aka the "BBQ Queens") have just released their latest book, The Gardener and the Grill (Running Press, 2012). It's a great resource for seasonal eaters, practitioners of "Meatless Mondays", and year-round grillers. Among the recipes are Wood-Grilled Shrimp with Yellow Peppers, Grilled Gazpacho, and Planked Butternut Squash with Sage and Brie. Carnivores...

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LEGENDS OF BARBECUE

LEGENDS OF BARBECUE Meet Adam Myers, co-owner and pit master extraordinaire at Burn Co. Barbeque in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Myers spent 12 years working for local pit manufacturer Hasty-Bake, and he does all his smoking on these singular Oklahoma-built grills. He burns Ozark hickory and oak with hickory chunks for smoke. The results are pretty amazing, from spice-crusted baby back ribs to melt-in-your mouth pulled pork. Get here early or expect...

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STUFFED RIB ROAST

THE ULTIMATE RIB ROAST In the world of grilled meats, barbecued boneless prime rib roast comes pretty close to nirvana. Especially when stuffed with chorizo, carrots, and tangy provolone cheese. Set up your grill for direct grilling, get the temperature just right (about 400 degrees F) and you'll wind up with a roast that's crusty brown on the outside and succulent, tender, and pink on the inside. Keep the seasonings simple (salt and pepper) so...

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PROPANE

FOR GAS GRILL OWNERS: THE MUST-HAVE GRILLING TOOL You've got to love those grilling accessories! From digital remote meat thermometers to iPhone apps, there are tons of gadgets out there to help backyard chefs. But if you are a gas griller, there's one accessory you must never be without: a back-up propane tank. I always include this advice in my top ten barbecue tips. Surveys show that more than half of the people who grill with propane have...

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