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The Brisket Chronicles: How to Barbecue, Braise, Smoke, and Cure the World's Most Versatile Cut of Meat

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It all starts with the big kahuna: an authentic Texas barbecued brisket, aka 18 pounds of smoky, fatty, proteinaceous awesomeness. And from this revelation of pure beefy goodness comes burnt ends. Corned beef. Ropa Vieja. Bollito Misto. Pho . . . and slowly it dawns on you: Brisket must be the tastiest, most versatile, and most beloved cut of meat in the world.

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Published April 30th 2019 by Workman Publishing Company
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Janet
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.
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It all starts with the big kahuna: an authentic Texas barbecued brisket, aka 18 pounds of smoky, fatty, proteinaceous awesomeness. And from this revelation of pure beefy goodness comes burnt ends. Corned beef. Ropa Vieja. Bollito Misto. Pho . . . and slowly it dawns on you: Brisket must be
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patrick Lorelli
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I have read, bought his books and also watched his shows and I am never disappointed. I will say at times I am a little surprised. When I came across this book I had a feeling it would be excellent and I was not let down one bit. Surprised though that he used brisket in dessert yes. I will say that when you add chocolate to it also I will try it and not so bad actually good.
Like all of his books, he gives you the tools you need to have to succeed. If you have never cooked brisket before follow
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Kristine
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Brisket Chronicles by Steven Raichlen is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late April.

Oh, I had been reeeeally looking forward to this one, since brisket is a mysterious, imposing, high-stakes/high-reward food for me to prepare. Raichlen presents chapters on how to barbecue, grill, cure, braise, stew, fry, and have brisket for breakfast, an appetizer, sandwich, and side dish; unbeknownst to me, several different countries and cultures have had their own way of preparing brisket (pickled,
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FMSWarrior
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you’ve ever come across Steven Raichlen’s show, you know how dedicated he is to smoking and grilling and you’ll walk away from that show with a list of ingredients and a plan to fire up the grill or smoker. This book is no different, but it’s focused on my favorite smoker food, brisket!

While the book has recipes, it’s also got a lot more to offer as well. Starting with an understanding of this cut of meat. Moving on we get a history of brisket and I have an affinity for history. I really enjo
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Eric Mesa
Nov 13, 2020 rated it liked it
When I first heard about this book, I was slightly skeptical. An entire book on brisket? Really? Isn't it just (maybe) two ways? Dalmation rub and spicy rub. Maybe 4 ways if you count low and slow and Texas Crutch style. But no, Raichlen presents nearly every way to make brisket from around Planet BBQ; from Texas smoked to Jewish braises to sandwiches from all nationalities - it's all here. The result is a book that takes you from the practical to the impractical (brisket chocolate chip cookies? ...more
Barbara Whittaker
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another outstanding Raichlen book

From the Martha Stewart of grilling and smoking comes another excellent book, this time focused on a single ingredient, brisket. Not stopping at just how to make a great Texas style slow smoked brisket, Raichlen adds in a host of different brisket cooking methods, including braising, boiling, and even grilling. There are also some great hacks in here on keeping your brisket moist and tender.
Michael W. Singer
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So many great ideas for brisket

Who would ever tops chocolate chip cookie with brisket? It is here along with many ideas of what to do with this large hunk of beef. Great ideas ... Going try some soon
Miss Clark
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars

The go-to resource for all things brisket! From Korean brisket to Pho brisket soup to Creole and Pastrami - so many variations and flavors to try.

Would have wished for more step-by-step photos for first-timers.
Crystal
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
I received an e-book copy of this book to review courtesy of Netgalley and now I know I have to own a physical copy! This book has so many great recipes and tips, but it also tells the history around brisket. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about it all and can't wait to fire up the BBQ. ...more
Marisa
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for this arc in return for my honest review.
What a fantastic cookbook on some of the best recipes for Brisket and sides.
Marcus Wright
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Raichlen's stuff is so accessible. I can't wait to make the recipes. I have cooked a brisket or two, and now I'm looking forward to making my own pastrami. ...more
Jonathan
Dec 25, 2020 rated it liked it
This is pretty comprehensive - can't think of any questions it doesn't answer. ...more
John
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The ultimate guide to all things brisket. Any additional books on the topic will be surplus to requirements. This book covers it all.
Dparker999
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Excellent primer on briskets including the history, why's and how's. ...more
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Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This summer's backyard BBQs will not be dull or boring! Whether you are looking to up your smoking game or are a novice looking to develop a signature brine and smoke, you will find inspiration in this book. I love new cookbooks and this one has everyone of my neighbors and relatives waiting to taste the results! ...more
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Beth
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love brisket, cooked many different ways, this is the book for you. I particularly enjoyed learning the history of brisket. Basically all I knew about brisket was that Texas BBQ was defined by them and if cooked wrong they could be tough. The first chapter is aptly named A crash course in brisket and it is just that. Describing where brisket is located on the cow to how other countries cook the piece of meat. There are step by step pictures how to trim your piece of brisket. The brisket h ...more
Debbie
Disclaimer: I was provided with a digital copy of this book by NetGallery in exchange for a fair and honest review.


Wow!! This one made my mouth water.

This book is definitely for the brisket aficionado who loves their brisket. My son-in-law fits that category and will be receiving a hard copy of this volume from me. There is a lot of inspiration to be found in this book full of cooking techniques, rubs, etc.
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Steven Raichlen is a multi-award winning writer, television host, and novelist. His books include the international blockbusters The Barbecue Bible, How To Grill, Project Smoke, and the New York Times bestselling Planet Barbecue. His novel, The Hermit of Chappaquiddick, tells a story of love, loss, redemption and really good food set on Martha's Vineyard. Translated into 17 languages, Raichlen's b ...more

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