The Barbecue Bible

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The Barbecue Bible
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Cover of first (1998) edition
Author Steven Raichlen
Country United States
Language English
Subject Culinary Arts
Genre non-fiction
Publisher Workman Publishing
Publication date
1998 (1ed), 2008 (2ed)
Media type book
Pages 572
ISBN 1-56305-866-9 (1st edition), 978-0761149439 (2nd edition)
OCLC 38879312
Followed by The Barbecue Bible: Sauces, Rubs and Marinades

The Barbecue Bible by Steven Raichlen (1998, Workman), is the flagship title in a series of cookbooks written on grilling, barbecue, and other forms of outdoor cooking. Rather than focusing specifically on one style of barbecue, Raichlen documented four years worth of travels along what he considered the great "barbecue belts" in the world, which he categorized as North America/Caribbean, South America, Central Asia/Middle East, Mediterranean Europe, the western regions of Africa from Morocco to South Africa, and the eastern Pacific Rim from Korea to Indonesia. In addition to grill recipes for both meat and vegetables, the book includes substantial information on side dishes, drinks, and desserts, as well as numerous sidebars detailing Raichlen's experiences while researching the book.

In addition to the first book in 1998, the Barbecue Bible series includes several more in-depth single or narrow-subject books:

The second edition of the flagship book was released in May 2008, and incorporated substantial amounts of color photography in a style similar to the earlier How To Grill book.

The books do not tie in directly to Raichlen's television show Barbecue U, although they do share the same subject matter.

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