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No Barbecue Today …

No Barbecue Today …

Just heartache for our friends in Boston, where I lived for 20 years. The marathon was a community celebration and rite of spring. I’d ride my bike in from Cambridge to watch the race finale on Boylston Street. On Monday, Bostonians did what they always do in the face of disaster: They rushed in to help their fellow Bostonians. My friend, novelist William Martin, summed up their sentiments. Please take a moment to read his blog.

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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...

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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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Man Food Fire: The Evolution of Barbecue

Tune in here to watch Steven at the Peabody Muesuem of Archaelogy and Ethnology (http://peabody.harvard.edu/node/788) at Harvard University live at 6:15 P.M. EST!   <iframe src="http://video.isites.harvard.edu/liveVideo/liveEmbed.do?name=Man_Foo d_Fire&width=auto&height=auto" width="640" height="360" style='border: 0px;'>   If you are having trouble viewing the video from our site, please try this link....

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Steven at Harvard

STEVEN TO LECTURE AT HARVARD TUESDAY! On Tuesday, April 24, at 6 p.m., Steven will speak on the history and culture of barbecue at Harvard. (The lecture is open to the public: for details, click here.) Can't attend? Watch the lecture live on streaming video at www.barbecuebible.com. Did barbecue beget civilization? Did grilling make us human? Tune in and find out!

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NAVAL SALUTE

STEVEN SALUTES THE NAVY It was a perfect fall day recently as Steven and Workman Publishing fired up the grills in a Planet Barbecue salute to the crew of the USS Constitution. The party took place in the Charlestown Naval Yard overlooking Boston Harbor in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The menu included Cambodian Ribs (above), Caveman T-Bones, Shrimp on the Barbie, Cambodian Grilled Corn, and Cactus Pear Crisp. Steven's recipes were prepared...

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Grilled Sushi?

Grilled Sushi? Our new favorite North American restaurant isn't a barbecue joint. It's the very antithesis of live fire cooking--an uber-hip, sushi centric restaurant in Boston's old leather district called O-Ya. But despite the predominance of raw seafood, O-Ya makes ingenious use of live fire. Pictured above: O-Ya founder Tim Cushman (right), Steven, and chef Hiroyuki "Hiro" Konish from Japan. So what's the deal with the blowtorch? Turns...

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