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Barbecue Secrets

Aug 3, 2013

Welcome to episode 17 of the Barbecue Secrets Podcast!

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GardenerandGrill cover shotThis show features a conversation with another barbecue icon, the wonderful, wise and funny Karen Adler, who has written some fabulous cookbooks, many of them in collaboration with her friend and fellow Barbecue Queen Judith Fertig. Their latest is The Gardener and the Grill: The Bounty of the Garden Meets the Sizzle of the Grill. 

In the show I asked Karen to name some of her favorite cookbooks. She recommends:

  • Michael Chiarella's Live Fire
  • America's Best BBQ Homestyle: What the Champions Cook in Their Own Back Yards, by Ardie Davis and Paul Kirk
  • Smoking Meat: The Essential Guide to Real Barbecue, by Jeff Phillips, and
  • Championship Barbecue Secrets for Real Smoked Food by Karen Putman and Judith Fertig. 

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You can get all these books online through the usual sources, but I recommend that you buy them directly from Karen's book distribution business, Pig Out Publications

I also asked Karen to share a couple of her favourite recipes for the grill, which I posted on the blog last week. I encourage you to give them a try!


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