Bill and Cheryl Jamison, the "king and queen of grilling and smoking" (Bon Appetit), are back with a book that gets right to the heart of what makes outdoor cooking work: a great sauce. Twenty-five years of travel to the barbecue citadels of the U.S. and world, plus countless hours perfecting their craft as they wrote award-winning books on outdoor cooking, have yielded up a book that gives any ol' backyard cook the means to create championship-style BBQ with ease. The Barbecue Lover's Big Book of BBQ Sauces is the first and only barbecue sauce book that caters to how outdoor chefs really cook. The book features 225 recipes, along with 4-color photography, for barbecue sauces, marinades, mops, pastes, dry rubs and more, along with detailed instructions on using a recipe for smoking, grilling, or both. Seventy of the recipes are for smoke-cooked BBQ; 55 are for grilling; and the remaining 100 are for either one - with specific directions on how to fine-tune the recipe for one or the other method. With sauces, rubs and marinades for all types of meat, The Barbecue Lover's Big Book of BBQ Sauces is a comprehensive companion for any backyard cook, with a range of recipes to suit any palate. Chapters include sauce recipes for Beef and Bison; Pork; Lamb, Goat, and Veal; Game Meats; Chicken, Turkey, and Other Poultry; Fish and Seafood; and Vegetables. In turn, each chapter is divided into four sections: Dry Rubs, Pastes, and Marinades; Mops, Sops, and Splashes; Sauces; and Other Condiments - which include such things as chutneys, salsas, aiolis, flavored butters, and mayonnaises. Throughout the pages of The Barbecue Lover's Big Book of BBQ Sauces, readers will find lots of the Jamisons' patented take-it-to-the-bank wisdom and expertise on how to wrangle the best flavors from your grill or smoker, no matter what model you own or what kind of fuel you prefer. Their newest cookbook embodies both a down-home American sensibility, with loads of recipes rooted in the BBQ capitals of the Carolinas, Memphis, Kansas City, and Texas, and a spirit that reflects our current sophisticated global palates, with recipes from the outdoor-cooking traditions of the Middle East, Latin America, and East and Southeast Asia.
Authors of fifteen cookbook and travel guides, Cheryl and Bill Jamison write with passion and wit about barbecue, American home cooking, the food and culture of the Southwest, and tropical beach travel. Considered leading authorities on each of these topics, the Jamisons are among the nation's most-lauded culinary professionals, with honors that include four James Beard Awards, an IACP award, and numerous other awards. Bon Appetit has pronounced the Jamisons "the king and queen of grilling and smoking." They are the authors of many books, including the best-selling Smoke & Spice, which has sold over one million copies, and The Border Cookbook. When not busy researching, developing recipes, or writing, the Jamisons are frequent guest instructors at many prestigious cooking schools, including Les Gourmettes in Phoenix and Central Market's five Texas locations. Cheryl is a guest instructor at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, teaching traditional and contemporary Southwestern and Mexican cooking. She is also a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Slow Foods, and past president of Friends of the Santa Fe Area Farmers' Market and the Northern New Mexico chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier. Bill grew up in Texas, understanding from birth that smoked brisket was the food of gods. Cheryl grew up in rural Illinois, where 'barbecue' was a Sloppy Joe, so she had some catching up to do. For two decades they have lived in Tesuque, New Mexico, just outside of Santa Fe, in a converted adobe dairy barn shaded by fruit trees.