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Secrets of a Backyard Chef: Smoking, Barbecuing and Grilling Tips and Recipes for the Beginner who wants to Step It Up

In Secrets of a Backyard Chef, author and “pit master” Tim Jay Duncan shares some of his favorite barbecuing, grilling, and smoking tips, techniques, and recipes. Included are recipes for preparing various cuts of beef, chicken, pork, fish, wild game, and vegetables, along with a number of Tim’s favorite side dishes and desserts. Of interest to anyone wanting to become more skilled in the fine art of backyard cooking!

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Secrets of the South’s Best Barbecue

Better stock up on napkins, because no one does barbecue like Southern Living. This definitive new edition serves up more than 580 barbecue recipes, the largest collection ever from Southern Living magazine. It also reveals closely guarded secrets about the Southern barbecue tradition, such as sweet or vinegary sauce? Beef or pork? Texas or Georgia? Youll have a great time preparingand comparingwith this ultimate guide to 5-star barbecue.

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Southern Living: Secrets of the South’s Best Barbecue: 645 Great Recipes! Appetizers, Beverages, BBQ, Sides, Sweets & More (Southern Living (Paperback Oxmoor))

Better stock up on napkins, because no one does barbecue like Southern Living. This definitive new edition serves up more than 580 barbecue recipes, the largest collection ever from Southern Living magazine. It also reveals closely guarded secrets about the Southern barbecue tradition, such as sweet or vinegary sauce? Beef or pork? Texas or Georgia? Youll have a great time preparingand comparingwith this ultimate guide to 5-star barbecue.

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The South’s Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection

In The South’s Best Butts, food writer and Southern gentleman, Matt Moore, waves away clouds of smoke to give barbecue-lovers a sneak peek into the kitchens and smokehouses of a handful of the Barbecue Belt’s most revered pitmasters. He uncovers their tried-and-true techniques gleaned over hours, days, and years toiling by fire and spit, coaxing meltingly tender perfection from the humble pig-the foundation of Southern BBQ. More than a book of recipes, Matt explores how the marriage of meat, cooking method, and sauce varies from place to place based on history and culture, climate, available ingredients and wood, and always the closely-guarded, passed-down secrets followed like scripture. Because no meat plate is complete in the South without “all the fixin’s” to round out the meal, Matt cues up patron-sanctioned recipes from every establishment he visits. One thing is for certain…this book will change the way you cook, smoke, grill, and eat, but be warned: Your own butt may suffer in the process.

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Secrets to Smoking on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker and Other Smokers: An Independent Guide with Master Recipes from a BBQ Champion

Learn To Make Delicious, Next-Level Barbecue From a Smoking Pro

Use your WSM and other smokers to take your barbecue to the next level. This book includes incredible recipes combined with all the secrets to making great-tasting, succulent and perfectly cooked barbecue every time. Keep an eye out for the pulled pork recipe that won “the Jack,” and the brisket recipe that got a perfect score at the American Royal Barbecue Invitational Contest.

Bill Gillespie, regular guy turned barbecue champion, whose team recently won Grand Champion of the American Royal Barbecue Invitational, shares all of his outstanding recipes and specific techniques for making the best ribs, pulled pork and barbecue chicken in the country, if not the world. On top of the traditional competition-winning offerings, he shares an amazing selection of his favorite dishes he cooks at home, including Pulled Pork with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce, Maple Glazed Salmon, and Stuffed Sausages with Prosciutto and Cream Cheese, among others.

If you own a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker or a similar smoker, this book is a must have. The techniques and secrets offered here will take your best recipe and make it a show stopper. With this must-have collection of recipes you will impress your family and friends with your amazing backyard cooking abilities.

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Fire and Smoke: A Pitmaster’s Secrets

Grill like a pro with the expert recipes and tips in Fire and Smoke.
 
World champion pitmaster Chris Lilly combines the speed of grilling with the smoky flavors of low-and-slow barbecue for great meals any night of the week, no fancy equipment required. Cook trout in a cast-iron skillet nestled right in smoldering coals for a crispy yet tender and flaky finish. Roast chicken halves in a pan on a hot grill, charring the skin while capturing every bit of delicious juice. Infuse delicious smoke flavors into fruits and vegetables, even cocktails and desserts. Fire and Smoke gives you 100 great reasons to fire up your grill or smoker tonight.

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Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book: Recipes and Secrets from a Legendary Barbecue Joint

Winners of the World Championship BBQ Cook-Off for six years in a row and with hundreds of other contest ribbons as well, nobody does barbecue better than Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama. Chris Lilly, executive chef of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q and great-grandson-in-law of Big Bob himself, now passes on the family secrets in this quintessential guide to barbecue.

From dry rubs to glazes and from sauces to slathers, Lilly gives the lowdown on Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q’s award-winning seasonings and combinations. You?ll learn the unique flavors of different woods and you?ll get insider tips on creating the right heat?be it in a charcoal grill, home oven, or backyard ground pit. Then, get the scoop on pulled pork, smoked beef brisket, pit-fired poultry, and, of course, ribs.

Complete the feast with sides like red-skin potato salad and black-eyed peas. And surely you?ll want to save room for Lilly?s dessert recipes such as Big Mama?s Pound Cake. Loaded with succulent photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and colorful stories, Big Bob Gibson?s BBQ Book honors the legacy of Big Bob Gibson?and of great barbeque.

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Winners of the World Championship BBQ Cook-Off for six years in a row and with hundreds of other contest ribbons as well, nobody does barbecue better than Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama. Chris Lilly, executive chef of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q and great-grandson-in-law of Big Bob himself, now passes on the family secrets in this quintessential guide to barbecue.

From dry rubs to glazes and from sauces to slathers, Lilly gives the lowdown on Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q’s award-winning seasonings and combinations. You’ll learn the unique flavors of different woods and you’ll get insider tips on creating the right heat—be it in a charcoal grill, home oven, or backyard ground pit. Then, get the scoop on pulled pork, smoked beef brisket, pit-fired poultry, and, of course, ribs.

Complete the feast with sides like red-skin potato salad and black-eyed peas. And surely you’ll want to save room for Lilly’s dessert recipes, such as Big Mama’s Pound Cake. Loaded with succulent photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and colorful stories, Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book honors the legacy of Big Bob Gibson—and of great barbeque.

From Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book: White Sauce

People raised in Decatur, Alabama, know that barbecue sauce is supposed to be white. For more than eighty years, Big Bob Gibson’s has been dunking its golden-brown birds, fifty at a time, into a vat of this tangy, peppery white sauce. The steaming, glistening chickens are then cut to order for our customers.

For years and years the restaurant’s early-morning cooks closely guarded the white sauce recipe, which was made each day before the day shift arrived. However, even without doing the math, I can tell you that hundreds of cooks have passed through the pitrooms of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, so I don’t think you can describe this recipe as “closely guarded” anymore.

I do know that Big Bob’s techniques and recipes, including his white sauce, have influenced the flavors of regional barbecue in Alabama. The great thing about passing secrets is that every time they are shared they change slightly. There is now a large number of “authentic” versions of Big Bob’s original secret recipe and cooking method—all different from one another. This is one of my favorite examples.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

(Makes 4 cups)

Directions

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and blend well. Use as a marinade, baste, or dipping sauce. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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Taming the Flame: Secrets for Hot-and-Quick Grilling and Low-and-Slow BBQ

“Having grown up in a barbecue restaurant family, I bond immediately with anyone who has a master’s touch at the grill and barbecue pit. Elizabeth Karmel is the genuine article, understanding (and able to clearly articulate) that delicate interplay between food and fire, flavor and finesse.”
–Rick Bayless, chef and owner of Frontera Grill/Topolobampo and host of Public Television’s Mexico: One Plate at a Time

“Elizabeth Karmel was born in North Carolina, weaned on pulled pork, and has spice and smoke in her bones. This authoritative, opinionated, and just plain mouth-watering book will tell you everything you need to know about barbecue from someone who’s spent a lifetime walking the walk and talking the talk.”
–Steven Raichlen, author of How to Grill and BBQ USA and host of Barbecue University on PBS

“Finally, the woman who has taught me everything I know about grilling has come out with her own book. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned grillmeister, Taming the Flame is the book for you.”
–Sara Moulton host, Food Network’s Sara’s Secrets, and executive chef, Gourmet magazine

“Just when you thought grilling could not get any more straightforward or delicious, Elizabeth Karmel shows you what you were missing: skillful techniques and remarkable flavors. Great grilling starts here!”
–Chef Charlie Trotter, Chicago

“Elizabeth Karmel is a breath of fresh air on the barbecue circuit. In Taming the Flame, she gives expert instruction and she tells all the barbecue secrets we boys tend to keep to ourselves.”
–Mike Mills four-time World Champion,Memphis-in-May BBQ competition

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