From the Publisher
“Now anyone can accomplish the terrific BBQ of Big Bob Gibson’s. Chris Lilly demystifies the downright mouthwatering art of low-and-slow cooking.”
“If barbecue is your religion, then Chris Lilly is your High Priest. Say Amen and Hallelujah. And pass the Wet-Naps.”
“This is the reaffirmation of why Chris is a world champion ten times over. Great recipes, great book.”
—Ozzie Smith, hall-of-fame shortstop, St. Louis Cardinals
“Chris Lilly is the latter-day Big Bob Gibson and the present-day sultan of smoke. With this book, he’s given barbecue lovers a remarkable gift–generously sharing every single secret, tip, and hard-earned lesson he’s learned while shouldering his way to the top of the pit!”
—Danny Meyer, co-owner, Blue Smoke
“Fourth generation pitmaster Chris Lilly talks the talk, walks the walk, and shows you how to smoke the competition–not to mention make perfect ribs, pork butts, whole hogs, and of course Big Bob's iconic barbecued chicken with white barbecue sauce.”
When you've won the World Championship BBQ Cook-Off for six years in a row, you have every right to grab a fistful of napkins and go off and gloat. But Chris Lilly, the executive chef at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q of Decatur, Alabama, thinks that it's time to pass on the time-honored lessons of four generations of barbecue master cooks. Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book dispenses the restaurant's best-kept secrets about everything from dry rubs and glazes to sauces, cooking temperatures, combinations, and sides. Readers will learn everything they need to know to feast on first-rate pulled pork, smoked beef brisket, pit-fired poultry, and ribs. Succulent wisdom.
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)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.