Aug 13

Book Review: Real BBQ: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Smoker Cookbook



Title: Real BBQ: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Smoker Cookbook

Author: Rockingridge Press

Publisher: Rockingridge Press

Genre: Cook book

Release Date: May 8, 2015

Pages: 172 

Buy Links: Amazon/Barnes & Noble


Prep It, Smoke It, Savor It – A Start-to-Finish Meat Smoking Guide  
There is no tried-and-true formula to smoke mouthwatering barbecue, which is part of the fun and part of the challenge. Don’t be fooled, though. With Real BBQ, mastering your smoker may take time and patience, but it won’t be complicated. Insider advice from celebrated pitmasters, step-by-step guidelines, and plenty of barbecue lore and wisdom demystify the art of smoking meat.

With over 95 recipes to start cooking up your very own brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and other incredibly delicious barbecue, this trusty guide also boasts:

  • Handy smoker illustrations and dozens of invaluable tips for smoking beef, pork, poultry, seafood, and other meats
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced recipe labels so that you can start simple and work your way to a challenge
  • Inspired ideas for amazing barbecue sides to round out your meals, including Summer Bean Salad, Dijon Potato Salad, and Southern-Style Collard Greens
  • All the sauces, rubs, brines, and marinades you need to move beyond a recipe
  • A closer look at the regional barbecue styles of Texas, the Carolinas, Memphis, and Kansas City

Whether you are just breaking in your new smoker or looking to go beyond the basics, Real BBQ will give you the tools and tips you need to start smoking some brag-worthy ‘cue.
Recipes include: Beer Can Chicken, Hickory-Smoked Pork Belly, “All Day Long” Smoked Beef Brisket, Beach Barbecue Lobster Tails, Coffee-Rubbed Buffalo Steak

My Review:

I will admit, I’m personally not a big smoked food fan. The rest of my family is however. My brother in law even has a big cast iron smoker. It takes all day to smoke food for dinner.

My family was happy to review this cookbook because it gives them more recipes to try. They love ribs and beer can chicken. 

All of the recipes are simple and easy to follow. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to be able to make any of these recipes. 

If your family is a fan of smoked food, you’ll love this cookbook.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

About the author


Hi, I’m Gina and owner of this blog. I'm married with numerous nieces and a nephews. I live in the Pittsburgh PA area. To work with me for a review for you, contact me at: libraryofreviews@gmail.com

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