Pitmaster by Andy Husbands and Chris Hart

Blurb: Pitmaster is the definitive guide to becoming a barbecue aficionado and top-shelf cook from renowned chefs Andy Husbands and Chris Hart. Barbecue is more than a great way to cook a tasty dinner. For a true pitmaster, barbecue is a way of life. Pitmaster is the definitive guide to becoming a barbecue aficionado and top-shelf cook, whether you’re new to the grill or a seasoned vet. Recipes begin with basics, like cooking Memphis-style ribs, and expand to smoking whole hogs North Carolina style. There is no single path to becoming a pitmaster. Barbecue lovers are equally inspired by restaurants with a commitment to regional traditions, competition barbecue champions, families with a multi-generational tradition of roasting whole hogs, and even amateur backyard fanatics. This definitive collection of barbecue expertise will leave you in no doubt why expert chefs and backyard cooks alike eat, live, and breathe barbecue. Pitmasters are essentially gods of barbecue. They are genuine masters of the barbecue lair they rule in. Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques & Barbecue Wisdom by Andy Husbands and Chris Hart takes readers on a journey of barbecue influences by region and the people who inspire them the most in the world of barbecue. Each chapter features a guest pitmaster who is an expert in their given region or style of barbecue cooking. The profiles include advice from notable barbecue pros: Ken “Jake” Jacobs, Steven Raichlen, Sam Jones, Elizabeth Karmel, Rod Gray, John Lewis, Jamie Geer, Bill Durney, Andy Husbands, Tuffy Stone, Chris Hart. They all add to the treasure that this book is. The chapters go into styles of barbecue, and delve into...

Story of Sam Jones, 7th Generation Whole Hog Pitmaster at the Skylight Inn

A story of Sam Jomes, 7th generation whole hog pitmaster. The Skylight Inn has been in business since 1947 but his family has been making and selling whole hog BBQ since the 1830s. Renee Shelton Renee’s love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. Almost. Really, it’s a tough call here. When she’s not tasting BBQ and dipping in the sauce, Renee can be found at...

BBQ Sundae: Barbecue in a Glass

Must try this. Saw the recipe on Serious Eats – “Baked Bean Barbecue Sundaes.” A nice layer of potato salad, chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, and a topping of cherry tomatoes, all inside a Mason jar. A perfect to-go lunch, actually. Recipe is found here. Perfect complement to sweet tea.     Renee Shelton’s love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. When she’s not tasting BBQ, she can be found at Pastry Sampler.       All Q’d Up BBQ Blog Writers Dedicated to the art of grilling, smoking, and...
Tri Tip with Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

Tri Tip with Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

  Ok. There is nothing better than deep fried Brussels sprouts, other than serving them with a good tri trip. Their natural sweet flavor seems to be brought out more when they are deep fried. They require no other prep other than to cut them in half (or keep them whole if you want). By the time the outside is browned, the inside is crisp-tender. While your next main course is on the bbq, try fixing these in the deep fryer to go along with it. Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts 2015-06-09 23:11:44 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients Brussels sprouts, halved Oil, for frying Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to season after frying Instructions Heat your oil to 375 degrees F. Add in your Brussels sprouts in batches, and remember not to overcrowd them in the oil. Deep fry until they are toasty brown on the outside. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels for draining, and repeat until you are done. Season with salt and pepper, and serve. Notes Fried brussels sprouts on their own are equally nice served with some freshly made garlic aioli. All Qd Up http://www.allqdup.com/ BBQ photos and All Q’d Up concept by Executive Chef John Shelton. His specialties include his original (and seriously good) Smoked Oysters in Cottonseed Oil. You’ll find him sharing his fishing adventures at Dana Point Fish Company. His portfolio is found at John Shelton Designs. Content by Renee Shelton. Her love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. Almost. Really, it’s a tough call here. When she’s not tasting BBQ and dipping in the sauce, she can be found...
10 of the Best Places for Barbecue: Get Your Traveling Shoes On

10 of the Best Places for Barbecue: Get Your Traveling Shoes On

Check to see if your favorite BBQ joint is on this list. TripAdvisor came out with their list of top ten states for BBQ, along with their ten best places to go for barbecue all across the U.S. Some places are in states you’d expect to see great barbecue – Texas, Kansas City, St. Louis – others may surprise you. Listed in order descending order, scroll down to see what their number 1 spot is for 2015. Top 10 Places to Go for BBQ Pappy’s Smokehouse in St. Louis, Missouri 9. Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas 8. Buck’s Smokehouse in Destin, Florida 7. HogsHead Cafe in Richmond, Virginia 6. Captain’s BBQ in Palm Coast, Florida 5. Andy Nelson’s Southern Pit BBQ in Cockeysville, Maryland 4. Reuben’s Smokehouse in Fort Myers, Florida 3. Bogart’s Smokehouse in St. Louis, Missouri 2. Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que in Kansas City, Kansas 1. Joe’s BBQ in Blue Ridge, Georgia All Q’d Up BBQ Blog Writers Dedicated to the art of grilling, smoking, and...