Barbecue America

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Barbecue America
Starring Rick Browne (host)
Country of origin US
Running time 30 minutes
Original network PBS
Original release 2003 – 2009

Barbecue America was a cooking show on American public television that ran from 2003 to 2009.[1]

In this show, host and series creator Rick Browne, made everything on a grill. He wore a "tablecloth" shirt, actually made from a red and white checked tablecloth. The show was described as a "travelogue" program, in which Browne traveled to a variety of barbecue cook-offs, and exotic locales.[2]

In 2004 Browne filed a lawsuit alleging that the Food Network had first rejected his proposal for this series, then used the idea for its own similar series starring Bobby Flay.[3] (Some years later Browne appeared on the Food Network in an episode of Chopped Grill Masters.[1])

Browne has also published several cookbooks on the subject of grilling.


  1. ^ a b "Local Chef Grills Up a Mystery", The Columbian, August 10, 2012  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  2. ^ Joan Cirillo, "Master of the Flame; Browne revels in love affair with barbecue", Telegraph Herald, May 26, 2004  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ "Barbecue expert sues rival", Associated Press in Moscow-Pullman Daily News, April 23, 2004.

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