Need to Know to Barbeque Like a ProĒ by Ron Lutz.
Ron is a Certified Barbeque Judge.
He is a professional writer for the past 35 years, and a
barbeque enthusiast for nearly as long.
Ron has written this book for beginners in barbeque. Itís
a small book, 98 pages long and measures about 8 X 6 inches.
book contains just about everything, a person new to barbeque needs.
Well almost everything. Thereís
one glaring omission that I noticed the first time I skimmed through
the book. In Chapter 11 Ron lists nine
Internet web sites about barbeque.
I immediately noticed that none of my BBQ web sites were
mentioned and there was no mention of the BBQ Forum.
After I recovered from the shock that someone could write a
book about barbeque and not mention the BBQ
Forum I decided to read the whole book.
glad I did read this book. I
now plan to buy three of them as Christmas presents.
I donít think Ron intended to cover everything about barbeque
in his book. However, he
did manage to include a lot of very good information.
Some of the topics covered include:
difference between barbequing and grilling
on selecting a smoker.
to start a fire with a chimney starter and information on the
other basic tools you need
information on lump and briquette charcoal
mops, finishing sauces and some good looking recipes
good basic information on cooking pork butt, ribs, turkey, chicken
and brisket. Some of
this information is not just basic.
Actually, itís quite detailed in places and goes into some
advanced barbeque cooking techniques.
primer on brining (I was surprised to find this in the book)
recipe from Mike Tucker (Hawgeyesbbq.com) on cooking pork loin.
Mike Tucker won the grand championship at the 1999 World
Pork Expoís Barbeqlossal. Mike posts on the BBQ Forum (Ron please note).
recipes and an in-complete list of Internet web sites about BBQ
lot more in this book then I have listed.
Itís a real good book and I think it would make a great gift
for a friend or relative that's new to barbeque.
It would also be a good book to give to someone who thinks they
know how to barbeque and doesn't have any idea how to cook. At
$14.75 you can afford to buy several and just give them away.
Which is what I plan to do.
you will probably want to keep one in your collection even if youíre
an experienced cook. If
nothing else it would be great to have on hand when you have someone
over for barbeque and they start asking too many questions.
Just give them a copy of this book and if they read it, they
will cook better barbeque.
I feel very
humble in writing a review on a book that was written by a
professional writer that has been doing it for 35 years.
I donít claim to be a good writer but I do know a good book
when I read it.
thing. On page 89 of the book you will find a recipe "Best
Yet Rolls." It's a recipe that Ron was given that someone picked
up off the Internet. It's funny how things happen. That
recipe is a recipe I posted on the Internet about 1995. I guess
it's traveled all over the world since then. It's my
Mothers "Light Roll Recipe" I posted it on The
Kansas City Bar B Q Connection web page.
If you have
questions you can contact Ron at Rlqdoer@aol.com
costs $14.75 each, plus $2.00 shipping and handling.
FREE shipping /handling on all order for two or more books.
Make checks payable to Ron Lutz and Associates.
Or you can
order it at:
You can go to his
web site at http://www.bbqlikeapro.com
You can order his book there with a credit card through PayPal
Past Comments from Ray:
Review on the Grand Barbecue book and companion video
My Grandfather and his watch
Top Secret Rib Rub Review
The 100,000 message to the BBQ Forum
Some things I like
Follow up to "Dreaming"
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