If you've just purchased or received a new smoker or grill and want to expand your talents, 25 Essentials: Techniques for Smoking is just what you need. Among the nitty-gritty techniques featured are "Slow-Smoking Ribs," "Basting and Smoking Meat," "Smoking Whole Vegetables," "Mopping," and "Brining." Each technique is paired with a recipe, and each recipe-technique pairing has at least one color photo. The lay-flat PLC binding lets you take the book outside with you and use grill-side or on top of a patio table.
Ardie Davis is one of the leading figures in US competition barbecue. He founded the American Royal International contest, held annually in Kansas City, which is one of the top three BBQ contests in the world, and he has been a winner of the Jack Daniel's World Championship. He writes a monthly column for the National Barbecue News, and another one for the Kansas City Bullsheet (the official publication of the Kansas City Barbecue Society). He has written five books on grilling and barbecue, including America's Best BBQ (Andrews McMeel 2009). He lives in Kansas City.