In the South, barbecue is king. Barbecue grills are ubiquitous fixtures in backyards across the region, and every Southerner looks forward to the "firing-up" season. This book is a follow up to the best-selling Big Book of BBQ and is filled with expert techniques and know-how enables every cook to start grilling like an award-winning pit master in his own backyard.
As a professional pit master, Troy Black has traveled the country competing in- and often willing-- professional barbecue contests and teaching the art and techniques of low and slow smoking. With full-color "how to grill" photos, this book shares Troy's secrets that are guaranteed to elevate basic backyard fare to gourmet grill status. Whether you prefer charcoal grilling or gas grilling, this book has it all.
In addition to techniques, Troy also shares his top-secret, all time best, tried-and-true recipes that have won him countless awards nationwide. These include his favorite sauces and rubs that give his recipes uniquely scrumptious flavors not to be found in any barbecue joint-- anywhere!
Special features throughout the book make it an indispensable grilling guide: Take it from Troy is a mini-forum for tips and insightful reflections gleaned from his years as a professional pit master; for busy weeknights when time is of the essence, cooks will appreciate Troy's Take a Shortcut suggestions; for make-ahead ideas, On 'Cue ensures a barbecue meal that's perfectly planned from start to finish.
Troy Black, a lifelong barbecue lover and professional pit master, brings his passion for the grill and his award-winning grilling techniques to the pages of this book. A successful competitor on the prestigious Kansas City Barbeque Society circuit, Troy has also been the featured pit master and spokesperson for the Southern Living BBQ on Tour and for the past two years has served as host and resident expert for Sam's Club National BBQ Tour. Troy also contributed his expertise to the best-selling Big Book of BBQ, also from Southern Living.
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