Season 1

Steven Raichlen's Planet Barbecue® is a new PBS TV series that explores the world of live-fire cooking. The show travels to different countries and cultures to learn about their unique grilling traditions. Viewers will learn about the different types of grills used around the world, the different cuts of meat that are grilled, and the different sauces and spices that are used to flavor the grilled food. Planet Barbecue is a celebration of the diversity of cultures and the universality of the love of grilled food.

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Borrego (Mexican Pit-Roasted Lamb)

Episode 112 – Planet Barbecue

This show gives grilled and smoked vegetables their due. We start with hot stuff from India: a spectacular Tandoori Cauliflower …

Tuna Anticuchos

Episode 109 – From Caracas to Lima

In this episode we’ll travel the BBQ trail from Venezuela to Peru starting with a Venezuelan specialty—Asopao (seafood rice), reimagined …

Shrimp Boka Dushi

Episode 107 – Fire and Spice

The Caribbean occupies a special place in the annals of barbecue. Taino Indian barbacoa—seafood and meats smoke-roasted on a wooden …

Smoked, Grilled Rib -Eye Steaks with Jalapeño Horseradish Butter

Episode 106 – Texas Trinity

Texas BBQ to many means brisket, but in this show, you’ll experience the Texas Trinity: Grilled Quail with Pear Salsa …

Grilled Swordfish with Salsa Macha

Episode 105: Mexi-que

Elsewhere in Latin America, grill masters make a virtue of simplicity (think salt only–grilled steaks of Argentina and Uruguay). But …

Barbecued Chicken with Thai Yellow Curry

Episode 102: East Meets West

From caravans on ancient spice routes to navigations of Columbus and Magellan to transoceanic flights of modern airlines, the meeting …

Argentinean-Fire---Wood Grilled Rib Roast with Chimichurri and Salsa Criolla

Episode 101: Argentine Fire

Argentina. The very name summons visions of rustic gaucho asados and sophisticated grill restaurants. In this show, you’ll learn to …

Planet Barbecue

Planet Barbecue Promotional Video

Ever since he wrote the international blockbuster, The Barbecue Bible, Steven Raichlen has been fascinated (make that obsessed) by global …