SMOKE & SPICE: COOKING WITH SMOKE, THE REAL WAY TO BARBECUE
Author: Cheryl Alters Jamison & Bill Jamison
Publisher: HOUGHTON-MIFFLIN CO, Apr 2003
The first cookbook solely devoted to the subject, "Smoke & Spice" remains the definitive guide to authentic smoke-cooked barbecue. Also features info on equipment & techniques, as well as recipes for a variety of rubs, mops, marinades, sauces, appetizers, sides, desserts, & drinks. 7x9 inches, 528 pgs.
Smoke & Spice, the best-selling and James Beard Award-winning cookbook that revolutionized backyard home cooking, has been completely revised and updated to include 400 recipes. Culinary experts Cheryl and Bill Jamison use their barbecue savvy to show that smoke-cooked barbecue-- what many believe to be "real" barbecue and the province of pitmasters and Southern barbecue joints-- can be mastered by anyone. The first cookbook solely devoted to the subject, Smoke & Spice remains the definitive guide to authentic smoke-cooked barbecue. The book also features information on equipment and techniques, as well as recipes for a variety of rubs, mops, marinades, sauces, appetizers, sides, desserts, and drinks.
Barbecue is not about grilling food fast over high heat. That's something else, delicious in its own right, but something else entirely. Barbecue is about marginal cuts of meat (for the most part), about smoke, about fires burning so low and slow you hardly ever see the flicker of a flame. Barbecue is about succulent pork ribs as dark as sin just falling off the bone and dripping with glorious sweet pork godliness. Or enjoying the effects that 12 to 18 hours of smoking has on beef brisket.
The trick is, how do you do it? How do you master a cooking technique all but ignored in favor of fast and hot? The answer lies in Smoke & Spice. Authors Jamison and Jamison provide all the information you're ever going to need to run a real barbecue. Tips and techniques abound on every page--accompanied with countless recipes that stretch the barbecue imagination. And seeing that one cannot live on barbecue alone (though that's a challenge well worth considering) there are just as many recipes included for all the good food that accompanies barbecue--from Scalloped Green Chile Potatoes to South-of-the-Border Garlic Soup to Buttermilk Onion Rings and even Bourbon Peaches. If smoke in your eyes makes your mouth water, this is the primer for you! --Schuyler Ingle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Publishers Weekly
Nine years and a half million copies after its first edition, this handy resource for barbecue done the right way returns in an expanded volume. The Jamisons have added an extra 100 recipes as well as 20 new recipe variations. Classics like a Humble Hot Dog, which demands a bun of "squishy white bread," and Cajun County Ribs sopped in cider vinegar and Worcestershire share the pages with Jerked Salmon done Jamaican style in a sauce of tamarind, honey and ginger. Sometimes worlds collide as with Southwest Stew on a Stick, chili-powdered sirloin glazed in beer and molasses and served as a kebob. Given the proper amount of smoke and time, even the lowliest of meats find dignity, as with the Triple Play Tube Steak, wherein a two-pound chunk of bologna is draped in sauce and smoked for two hours; the sauce caramelizes, making for a sticky-sweet sandwich. An at-first-surprising inclusion is the Kentucky Burgoo, but it turns out to be merely a mix of chicken, beef and lamb, forgoing the possum and squirrel that sometimes turn up in the stew. The authors end the book with a selection of chilly desserts, such as Peach Melba Ice Cream, and cool drinks like Cold Buttered Rum.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.