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Just in Time for Memorial Day! Steven Raichlen’s Planet Barbecue® Premieres Tomorrow on PBS!

Planet Barbecue

It’s official!! Steven Raichlen has a new TV series—Planet Barbecue ®—and it launches tomorrow (May 26) on a Public Television Station near you!!

Like Project Fire and Project Smoke, Planet Barbecue® continues the popular format that delivers 96 percent carriage on the Public Television network (more than 400 stations): The cutting-edge recipes, practical how-tos, ingenious techniques, and eye-popping beauty shots of the food. (Yes, Steven is the man who introduced the world to beer can chicken, planked salmon, caveman T-bones, and rotisserie pineapple blasted with a roofer’s torch.)

But the new show takes an international approach, focusing on grilling across the planet. Guest chefs will explore world barbecue, with shows on Argentinean, Brazilian, and Caribbean grilling. Other episodes will delve into the live fire cooking of Mexico, Venezuela, and Peru. The series explores how grill cultures meet and influence each other in shows like East Meets West, Grilling from Across the Pond, and a mostly meatless show called Planet Barbecue.

Steven Raichlen's Planet Barbecue

Planet Barbecue’s home base this year is the historic Spanish Governor’s Palace in San Antonio, Texas. So look forward to plenty of great Lone Star and Tex-Mex barbecue—prepared by some of Texas’ top pitmasters and showcased in episodes like Texas Trinity and The San Antonio Grill. Our mission: to explore how a region’s barbecue reflects its culture and how that culture determines what people grill.

Steven Raichlen’s Planet Barbecue® is brought to you by Steven Raichlen (obviously!) and Emmy Award-winning producer Matt Cohen of Resolution Pictures. It’s the show of a lifetime by a team that’s spent decades traveling the world’s barbecue trail to bring you the ultimate in barbecuing and grilling. To find out when and where the show airs in your city, click here. If you don’t see it, be sure to contact your local PBS station to ask when it will run.

Steven Raichlen’s Planet Barbecue®. Bringing the world of live-fire cooking to your backyard.


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