Steven Raichlen's Planet Barbecue!

Steven Raichlen's Planet Barbecue!

An Electrifying Journey Around the World's Barbecue Trail

Book - 2010
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The most ambitious book yet by America's bestselling, award-winning grill expert whose Barbecue! Bible books have over 4 million copies in print. Setting out--again--on the barbecue trail four years ago, Steven Raichlen visited 60 countries--yes, 60 countries--and collected 309 of the tastiest, most tantalizing, easy-to-make, and guaranteed-to-wow recipes from every corner of the globe.

Welcome to Planet Barbecue , the book that will take America's passionate, obsessive, smoke-crazed live-fire cooks to the next level. Planet Barbecue , with full-color photographs throughout, is an unprecedented marriage of food and culture. Here, for example, is how the world does pork: in the Puerto Rican countryside cooks make Lechon Asado --stud a pork shoulder with garlic and oregano, baste it with annatto oil, and spit-roast it. From the Rhine-Palatine region of Germany comes Spiessbraten , thick pork steaks seasoned with nutmeg and grilled over a low, smoky fire. From Seoul, South Korea, Sam Gyeop Sal --grilled sliced pork belly. From Montevideo, Uruguay, Bandiola --butterflied pork loin stuffed with ham, cheese, bacon, and peppers. From Cape Town, South Africa, Sosaties --pork kebabs with dried apricots and curry. And so it goes for beef, fish, vegetables, shellfish--says Steven, "Everything tastes better grilled."

In addition to the recipes the book showcases inventive ways to use the grill: Australia's Lamb on a Shovel, Bogota's Lomo al Trapo (Salt-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Grilled in Cloth), and from the Charantes region of France, Eclade de Moules --Mussels Grilled on Pine Needles. Do try this at home. What a planet--what a book.

Publisher: New York, NY : Workman Pub., c2010
ISBN: 9780761159193
Branch Call Number: 641.76 R13sp 2010
Characteristics: xviii, 638 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Planet Barbecue!


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AntheaB Jun 09, 2016

I think this might be my favourite BBQ book of all time. Every recipe I have tried has been fantastically delicious!

Mar 24, 2015

Who knew that this was a travel book disguised as a barbecue book? I envy the author for travelling around the world just to check out some pretty amazing BBQ joints.

May 28, 2011

Excellent book for the grilling season! Not only are there great recipes from around the world, but plenty of general grilling tips and interesting facts too. The Bangkok style pork sate (pg. 42) were a big hit at our first bbq gathering of the year.


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