The ultimate guide to smoking meat

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by Steven Raichlen

The Barbecue Bible for Smoking Meats

A complete, step-by-step guide to mastering the art and craft of smoking, plus 100 recipes—every one a game-changer –for smoked food that roars off your plate with flavor. Here’s how to choose the right smoker (or turn the grill you have into an effective smoking machine). Understand the different tools, fuels, and smoking woods. Master all the essential techniques: hot-smoking, cold-smoking, rotisserie-smoking, even smoking with tea and hay—try it with fresh mozzarella. USA Today says, “Where there’s smoke, there’s Steven Raichlen.” Steven Raichlen says, “Where there’s brisket, ribs, pork belly, salmon, turkey, even cocktails and dessert, there will be smoke.” And Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue says, “Nothin’ but great techniques and recipes. I am especially excited about the smoked cheesecake.” Time to go forth and smoke.

About the Author

Steven Raichlen is the author of the New York Times bestselling Barbecue! Bible® cookbook series, which includes the new Brisket Chronicles, Project Fire, Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades; Project Smoke; The Barbecue Bible; and How to Grill. Winners of 5 James Beard awards and 3 IACP awards, his books have been translated into 17 languages. His TV shows include the public television series Steven Raichlen’s Project Fire (currently in its 2nds season), Project Smoke; Primal Grill; and Barbecue University; the French language series Le Maitre du Grill, and the Italian series Steven Raichlen Grills Italy.  Raichlen has written for the New York Times, Esquire, and all the food magazines; and is the founder and dean of Barbecue University. In 2015, he was inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame. His website is

Summer is here and while I hit the grill and smoker pretty much year round, this seems to be peak season. So if you’re looking to up your game, master the art, cook with the pros. Why not read what one of the best in the business has to say? The FRANKLIN BARBECUE: A MEAT-SMOKING MANIFESTO is a must for experienced BBQ cooks and novices alike. This is not a typical cookbook, this is a masterpiece on the science and philosophy of BBQ. While you’ll find some recipes, that is not the focus of the book. You’ll learn more about the essentials, about wood, heat, spritz, and various smokers than recipes. This book will teach you the art and technique of a master.

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