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The Barbecue Bible!

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With a lifelong curiosity for the affinity of food and flame, Steven Raichlen set out on a three-year adventure to experience live-fire cooking in 25 countries. He visited steak houses in Buenos Aires and sate stalls in Bali. He journeyed to Boston Beach to find Jamaica's best jerk, savored shrimp grilled on ember-filled hubcaps in Vietnam and vegetables seared on infrared...more
Paperback, 556 pages
Published January 6th 1998 by Workman Publishing (first published January 1st 1998)
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    Robert
    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
    David
    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...more
    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!!!
    Laura
    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!
    Benjamin
    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.
    Travis
    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.
    Erin
    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.
    Ben
    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.
    Julie
    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!
    David
    Another great one, Steven's passion and knowledge for BBQ is amazing, and this book is indisensable.
    Mary
    All the recipes Mickey and I have tried have been good to outstanding. A must for anyone into grilling!
    Theo
    You can't beat this book or Steven Raichlen for BBQ. Best money I've spent on grilling next to my grill.
    Pjtibbetts
    Goes beyond "how to cook ribs", takes you worldwide with barbecue recipes from all continents.
    john
    Awesome recipes. After making the rubs in the back of the book, ive never bought "premade" again.
    Robert
    Man if you want to learn different ideas about cooking meats outside, can't beat this book.
    Jill
    myhubby has grilled some wonderful dinners from this one
    Eric Taylor
    Everyone who cooks in their backyard should own this book.
    Joyce
    Excellent, lots and lots of good recipes.
    Craig Colman
    The must have BBQ book
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