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Serious Barbecue: Smoke, Char, Baste, and Brush Your Way to Great Outdoor Cookingby Adam K Perry Lang
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Adam Perry Lang trained with the world's best chefs before giving up four-star kitchens for the thrill of cooking with just meat and fire. Now he's on a mission to turn everyone into an expert.
In Serious Barbecue, Adam Perry Lang has translated his intimate understanding of culinary technique into easy-to-follow advice to help a nation of backyard cooks unleash the raw power of one of the most flavor-packed cuisines around: American barbecue.
Perry Lang begins by breaking down the fundamentals of barbecue--what tools you'll need to begin, how to master cooking with charcoal and wood, how to choose the perfect grill, and more. Then he takes readers on a trip through the butcher's case, describing exactly what makes each kind of meat special, explaining how to select with the skill of a master, and providing his favorite recipes for almost every available cut of pork, beef, veal, lamb, chicken, and turkey.
These original, mouthwatering recipes, which include step-by-step seasoning instructions and a flip-by-flip grilling or smoking guide, will have amateur and expert cooks firing up their barbecues and enjoying perfect results every time--whether they're impressing a group of friends with Perry Lang's insanely delicious Salt and Pepper Dry-Aged Cowboy-Cut Rib Eye or wowing half the neighborhood with his massive, slow-cooking, succulent "Get a Book" Whole Pork Shoulder. Whatever the recipe, his goal is for everyone to achieve the holy grail of barbecuing: bragging rights.
About the Author
Of barbecue and grilling expert Adam Perry Lang, Food and Wine magazine wrote, “What do you get when you put a French-trained chef from New York City in charge of the barbecue pit on a Wild West ranch? Some of the best baby back ribs and pulled pork the locals have ever tasted.” Baby back ribs and pulled pork are just a taste of Adam Perry Langs repertoire, though. Adams experience and expertise extends to barbecue and grilling in both the professional and home kitchens. After graduating with distinction from the Culinary Institute of America and working his way through the kitchens of top-rated French restaurants including Le Cirque and Daniel in New York City; and Restaurant Guy Savoy in France, Adam left his pursuit of reviewers stars to follow his passion for barbecue.
Realizing that New York City lacked a great rib shack, Adam opened his first restaurant Daisy Mays BBQ and became a pioneer in urban barbecue. Knowing that credibility in the barbecue world only comes from winning competitions, Adam set off to make his mark. In his first year on the national barbecue circuit, Adam won Grand Champion honors at the World Pork Expo and first place for his Pork Shoulder at the Kansas City American Royal, a.k.a. “The World Series of BBQ.”
While working in barbecue, Adam began avid study of beef and animal husbandry. His learnings led him to add “meat maestro” to his resume. He is a consulting partner in Mario Batalis Carnevino in Las Vegas, where he is responsible for sourcing all the beef and training the staff on proper cooking techniques. His latest restaurant project takes him across the pond where he is creating a completely unique grilling concept in London with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver called Barbecoa and opening in October 2010.
Desiring to make barbecue and grilling as accessible for the home cook as he had for the customers in his restaurant, Adams first book, Serious Barbecue: Smoke, Char, Baste and Brush Your Way to Great Outdoor Cooking, was a New York Times bestseller. Adam was also featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Fox and Friends, Power Lunch; The Food Networks Iron Chef America, Whats Hot, Whats Cool and BBQ with Bobby Flay.
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