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The Barbecue! Bible

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Argentinean Veal and Chicken Kebabs. Balinese Prawn SatSs and Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Sesame Dipping Sauce. Mexico's Yucatan-Style Grilled Fish, Italy's famous Bistecca alla Fiorentina, Senegalese Grilled Chicken with Lemon Mustard Sauce, and the best Memphis Ribs, Texas-Style Barbecued Brisket, and North Carolina Pulled Pork ever. Plus grilled sides, grilled starters, ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published January 6th 1998 by Workman Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1998)
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The Barbecue! Bible by Steven RaichlenSteak & Chop by Denis KellyJa! by Ivy Newton-GambleAll about Bar-B-Q Kansas City Style by Rich DavisSizzle by Julie Biuso
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The title of this one may be a bit misleading to most barbecue enthusiasts. In the U.S. we consider true barbecue to be cooked over indirect heat very slowly, or low and slow. most of the recipes in this book are for grilling, this is cooking directly over high heat. However there are some low and slow recipes in here also, just not a lot. This is not a bad thing as there is some real good recipes for the grill anyhow. Try the Fiery Stick Meat on page 161 for some hot and spicy meat. This was ju ...more
I can only judge this on what I've looked at so far...there's just so many recipes and so much advice to look at that it will be a while before I look through all of it! I LOVE that he is so specific about HOW to do things. This is great for someone (like me) who wants to grill, smoke, etc. but doesn't know how to properly go about doing it yet. I have done all of my cooking in the kitchen while my dad does the occasional grilling but with the author's helpful instructions, I'm sure I'll be able ...more
Shawn Fairweather
This was a free read thanks to Goodreads First Reads! I have been eyeing this BBQ book up for some time now so having it grace mine and my wives cookbook collection makes me very happy as an avid BBQ man. What a gorgeous book! This is everything that a cookbook should be. About the same weight as a nice pork butt so you know there is a lot of content inside. The book is beautifully laid out and highly organized providing expansive recipes along with accompanying pictures for many of them. Raichl ...more
This is a wonderful resource for the barbecue chef, whether you are just getting started, or looking to refine your skills. Thanks to the publishers for sending me a free copy via the First Reads program. It's a real gem!

When I first reviewed this wonderful resource, it was still too chilly in the Pacific Northwest to barbecue. I'm editing my review now to tell you how it worked out. I received this barbecue book as well as another I had requested for Mother's Day. When it came time to sit down
This book is half travelogue, half cookbook. I very much enjoyed reading through it learning about the cultures the recipes came from and Steven's travel experiences researching the book. I don't think I ever tried any of the recipes, but they looked quite good.

GoodReads seems to think The Barecue Bible! (0761149430) and Barbecue! Bible : Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes (0761119795) are different editions of the same book. They are not the same. Anyone know how to break
Chambers Stevens
I have owned this book for a decade and have only made one recipe in it.
Palestinian Chicken.
Then why did I give it 5 stars?
Because I have made Palestinian Chicken 50 times.
And it always turns out perfect.
Someday I will cook another recipe.
But until then.
It's Palestinian Chicken baby!!!
Wonderful collection of BBQ/grilling methods and flavors from around the world. The dishes look great, but often are too complex for weeknight meals. It's definitely a go-to book for when I'm feeling ambitious!
*I was given this book in exchange for an honest review*

Great book filled with a wide variety of recipes! Has very good instructions and the pictures are very helpful in showing how to do specific actions.
Pretty good variety. Nice to see some "colorful" stories of where the dishes come from. Very flavorful, though assumes that the reader has a variety of grills/smokers/etc than one would normally have.
An enormous book, full of helpful information and recipes to help you barbecue every form of food on the planet.
If you own a grill, you should have a copy of this book.
This really is the BBQ Bible! It has such a huge variety of recipes, you could make your dinner on the BBQ all summer long! The shrimp recipes are especially wonderful.
Another great cookbook from Steven Raichlen. The only two problems with the book are there are almost too many recipes and the quality of the binding is very poor.
They have an excellent recipe for a bourbon based mop sauce and an excellent rub for pork. Just thinking about it is making me hungry!
Another great one, Steven's passion and knowledge for BBQ is amazing, and this book is indisensable.
All the recipes Mickey and I have tried have been good to outstanding. A must for anyone into grilling!
You can't beat this book or Steven Raichlen for BBQ. Best money I've spent on grilling next to my grill.
Goes beyond "how to cook ribs", takes you worldwide with barbecue recipes from all continents.
Awesome recipes. After making the rubs in the back of the book, ive never bought "premade" again.
Man if you want to learn different ideas about cooking meats outside, can't beat this book.
myhubby has grilled some wonderful dinners from this one
Eric Taylor
Everyone who cooks in their backyard should own this book.
Excellent, lots and lots of good recipes.
Craig Colman
The must have BBQ book
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