Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fire & Smoke: A Pitmaster's Secrets {A Cookbook Review}

I have really been enjoying the cookbook, Fire & Smoke: A Pitmaster's Secrets by the Chris Lilly. It has a ton of amazing BBQ recipes. It has everything from your BBQ standards like ribs and chicken to crazy things like a whole chapter on BBQed drinks. There is a terrific chapter at the beginning of the book where the author talks about all of the different types of BBQ pits and smokers that are available.

Since receiving the Fire & Smoke: A Pitmaster's Secrets I have cooked chicken thighs on my charcoal BBQ grill. Up until now I had always cooked them and hoped they came out well. This time I was able to use the author's chicken thigh recipe and really dig into cooking them well. The recipe gave directions on such things as how to arrange my coals, wood recommendations for adding a smoked flavor, and time for cooking. I ended up using my own spice rub, but the one the author provided in the book looked tasty. There are many other amazing recipes in this cookbook that I am anxiously waiting to try. It also has given my wife a christmas present idea. Hey honey, want to by a smoker...?

You can read more info about Chris Lilly here. We will be dining in his restaurant at the next chance we get! 

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review. 

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