Author, journalist, lecturer, and TV host, Steven Raichlen is the man who reinvented modern barbecue. His latest book is The Brisket Chronicles (Workman Publishing). His 32 books include the international blockbusters The Barbecue Bible and How To Grill, and the New York Times bestselling Planet Barbecue, Project Smoke, and Project Fire (Workman Publishing). His books have won 5 James Beard Awards and 3 IACP-Julia Child Awards and been translated into 17 languages.
An award-winning journalist, Raichlen has written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Esquire, GQ, and all the major food magazines. In 2015, he was inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame. Steven Raichlen hosts the popular TV shows Steven Raichlen’s Project Fire and Project Smoke, Primal Grill, and Barbecue University on Public Television, and stars in two French language TV shows—Le Maitre du Grill and Les Incontournables de BBQ. His latest show, Steven Raichlen Grills Italy, airs on Gambero Rosso in Italy.
Founder of Barbecue University, Raichlen has lectured on this history of barbecue at institutions as diverse as Harvard, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian. Raichlen holds a degree in French literature from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and studied medieval cooking in Europe on a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Miami and Martha’s Vineyard.