Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

News & Information

COMPANION GROUP

WHAT'S NEW FOR BEST OF BARBECUE 2013? Greetings from Berkeley, California, new headquarters of The Companion Group, where Steven met with Chuck Adams, Wendy Boeger, and designer Sharon Kallenberger to work on the 2013-2014 Best of Barbecue Product line. On the drawing board? Mustard Rub, Pepper Rub, and Bourbon-laced Kansas City Barbecue Sauce. Also easy to load smoker boxes add a few tools too top secret to mention now!

Read more →

TYLER FLORENCE ROTISSERIE

WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T EAT WELL AT AIRPORTS? Next time you fly in or out of the San Francisco Airport, check out Tyler Florence's restaurant, Rotisserie.

Read more →

NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wishing you a sustainable, organic, farm-raised, heritage, grain-fed, locavore, home-grilled Happy New Year! From Steven, Barbara, and Julian

Read more →

ENGLISH ROTISS

HOT ROTISSERIE ON A COLD NIGHT Above is a photo postcard from our friend Marc Meltonville who runs the Historic Kitchens program at Hampton Court Palace. Yes, back in the 17th century, you had to crank the spits by hand. You'll never taste better roast beef!

Read more →

MARK MILLER

POSTCARD FROM CHAING MAI, THAILAND Thais call it gai yaang. I call it some of the world's best grilled chicken, here, photographed by our roving correspondent, Mark Miller. Note how the chicken is spatchcocked--backbone removed--so a whole bird can be direct-grilled over charcoal. If you want to try this at home, check out the recipe on page 371 in Planet Barbecue.

Read more →

MYRON MIXON

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK Miami welcomes Pride and Joy, Myron Mixon's new restaurant in the Winwood District. Baby back ribs and brisket served with the obligatory white bread. Check out that smoke ring! SR takes a peak in the pit.

Read more →

BBQU 2013

GIVE THE GIFT OF BBQ UNIVERSITY! It's the ultimate gift for passionate outdoor cooks. But space is filling up fast for the country's best hands-on grilling experience, Barbecue University at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Now in its 13th year, BBQ U was founded by Steven Raichlen, who teaches each 3-day session with the same enthusiasm he brings to his television shows and books. Pictured above is Chicken Sate, which was part of...

Read more →

BOOK TOUR – BOSTON

BOOK TOUR CHRONICLES: BOSTON Meet Andy Husbands, owner of Tremont 647 in Boston's South End. Or if you're a barbecue buff--and we know you are--you might know him as a co-author of one of the best barbecue books of the year, Wicked Good Barbecue (Fair Winds Books). We happened to visit on a Tuesday night--taco night--and Andy rewarded with turkey spiced chili tacos, chorizo with pickled onions, pulled pork with sweet potato, and fried fish with...

Read more →

NATHAN MYHRVOLD

A VISIT WITH THE MAD SCIENTIST OF THE GRILL You've probably heard of Nathan Myhrvold, the Microsoft IT genius-turned-food-visionary. He authored the James Beard Award Cookbook of the Year--Modernist cuisine--the most expensive and ambitious cookbook in history. What you may not know is that Dr. Myhrvold is a major barbecue geek. I caught up with him recently at his state-of-the-art lab in Seattle, Washington. To shatter myths and understand what...

Read more →

Ipad Edition

COMING SOON TO AN IPAD NEAR YOU Got an iPad? If so, I have a treat for you. Introducing SECRETS OF THE WORLD'S BEST GRILLING: 50 of my favorite recipes from my book Planet Barbecue!, specially redesigned and reformatted for the iPad, and now bolstered by the addition of instructional videos and slideshows. Gotta love the photos and videos on that high-res screen--you can practically hear the meat sizzle. Check out some screenshots below, and...

Read more →