Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book: Recipes and Secrets from a Legendary Barbecue Joint

Chris Lilly, Author
Chris Lilly, Author Clarkson Potter $24.95 (255p) ISBN 978-0-307-40811-2
Reviewed on: 04/06/2009
Release date: 05/01/2009
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Lilly, a world-champion pit master and executive chef of Alabama’s Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q, shares long-held family secrets from the restaurant’s founder in this homage to pure barbecue tradition. Lilly covers the process from beginning to end, starting with the setup, varieties of grills and cookers, wood selection and seasoning. Throughout, he provides valuable tips on everything from temperature gauges to positioning chicken on the grill. As acknowledgment that flavor is important but the true measure of barbecue is the tenderness and moistness of the meat, many of Lilly’s recipes focus on slow cooking and include more than meat. Bell pepper bundles, big mama’s pound cake, honey-garlic tomato sauce and grilled marinated mushrooms show the breadth of his expertise. Beef, pork and chicken are, as expected and deserved, the focus of much of his attention. Mushroom-crusted beef tenderloin, pork shoulder and barbecue ribs are among the gems he includes. 75 full-color photos. (May)

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