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25 Essentials: Techniques for Smokingby Ardie A. Davis
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“Back in the day when I was trying to make my culinary bones in the barbecue world, I sought out the wise guidance of Ardie Davis, channeling his inner barbecue shaman Remus Powers. In this book, his collected years of experience are available to everyone; this is a must-read for all barbecue adventurers.”—Chris Schlesinger, chef/owner, East Coast Grill, and coauthor of Grill It!, Barbecue, and Let the Flames Begin
"Here barbecue expert Davis takes a look at cooking low and slow, offering 25 recipes using his smoking techniques-and yes, there are 25 of those, too: rotisseries, wood planks and even paper bags make appearances, used for everything from cipollini onions and shrimp to a Smoke-Baked Barbecue Chile Pie. Though the number of techniques may seem like a 'look at me' gimmick, Davis is a serious smoker and the dishes he highlights are solid, workaday fare. The bulk of meat dishes are simple classics, among them beer-can chicken, slow-smoked pork shoulder and ribs done four ways. As most preparations call for little more than oil, salt, pepper and the occasional sprinkling of granulated garlic, cooks will need only to source their wood chips. An excellent entry point for those new to smoking, this should also teach vets some new tricks. Fair warning: those hoping for sauce recipes will have to look elsewhere (Davis's Great BBQ Sauce Book, perhaps?)." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Simple, short, and sweet, this book demystifies the subject of smoke cooking. Barbecue legend Ardie Davis goes back to basics and shows readers how to slather, rub, glaze, crisp, and mop while preparing mouthwatering fare including Braggin' Rights Brisket, Classic Barbecued Spareribs, and Alder-Smoked Salmon Fillet. Full-color photos help illustrate each technique, and with this indispensable primer, anyone can become a confident backyard cook in no time!
Short and simple, this book demystifies the subject of smoke cooking. Barbecue legend Davis shows how to prepare mouthwatering fare and full-color photos help illustrate each technique.
25 techniques, recipes, and photos for smoking.
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