Synopses & Reviews
ManBQue is the next grillers Bible for those in their 20s and 30s. Dedicated to meat, beer, and rock n roll, it starts with the basics: how to grind, assemble, and grill a perfect burger and how to season, sear, and rest a perfect strip steak. Then it moves on to other staplesperfectly cooked wings, slow-roasted BBQ, and handmade sausages. There are also suggestions for monster sandwiches and mouthwatering tacos. Once youve got that under control, it takes on all the weird stuff: the pig tongue and beef hearts, snails and, yes, even salad.
Along the way there are beer pairings, explaining the different styles and the basic principles of putting a bottle with whatever comes off the grill. Not content with simple descriptions, ManBQue worked with craft brew experts to tell you why that IPA goes so well with your lamb burger and which bock you should be dousing your brisket in.
But ManBQue is more than a cookbook, its a community; its a grilling and lifestyle organization that grew into a global society with thousands of followers. Once a month the members cast aside their daily responsibilities for good food and company. In this spirit, the margins are filled with stories of what youre eating, which ManBQue member invented it, and how that insanely delicious process occurred. By the end, you too will be shouting MANBQUE!”
ManBQue is the grillers bible for those in their 20s and 30s. Dedicated to meat, beer, and rock n roll, with recipes on everything from burgers to grilled salad, the authors show you how to cook, drink, and celebrate ManBQue style.
From grinding, assembling, and grilling a perfect burger to seasoning, searing, and resting a perfect strip steak, it gives you all the basics. Once thats under control, it moves on to other staples of the grillperfectly cooked wings, sandwiches, and tacos plus sausages and slow-roasted BBQ. Then comes all the weird stuff: fish heads, snails, meat shot glasses, and more. Along the way there are beer pairings, explaining the different styles of brew and the basic principles of putting a bottle to whatever is coming off the grill.
But ManBQue is more than a cookbookits a community. Founded on the streets of Chicago by a group of men and women who were looking for a way to stay connected and young, it is a monthly gathering that has spread across the nation. To celebrate the diversity of their food and members, this book is filled with stories about what the reader is eating and where it came from. Soon you too will be shouting, ManBQue!”
About the Author
Jesse Valenciana is the founder of ManBQue and community manager for social media at Blueprint Studios in Chicago. After studying at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he embarked upon a career at some of citys most legendary radio stations. He serves as the public face of ManBQue and works his magic not just on the grill, but in convincing people to open their grills, homes, and bathrooms to 50 or 60 people on weekday nights for MEATings. He writes for Sears Grilling is Happiness” campaign, and is currently working on a pilot for the Travel Channel.
John Carruthers is the managing editor of ManBQue.com and a medical writer for a Chicago-based physicians organization. He has also written for the print edition of Co-Ed Magazine, the Molokai Island Times, and Sears, plus is a co-host on the Travel Channel pilot. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Please visit him at manbque.com.