Say it loud, say it proud: the Best Ribs Ever. The perfect single-subject cookbook for every meat-loving griller, this book, formerly titled Ribs, Ribs, Outrageous Ribs, and updated with a menu chapter’s worth of new recipes, delivers a match made in BBQ heaven: 100 lip-smackingest, mouth-wateringest, crowd-pleasingest, fall-off-the-bone recipes for every kind of rib, from the diminutive, succulent baby back to that two-hands-needed Dinosaur beef rib.
Best Ribs Ever celebrates the ingredient that epitomizes barbecue and inspires passion, obsession, and almost primal lust in griller and eater alike. And there’s no one better than Steven Raichlen, America’s foremost and bestselling grilling author, to preside over the religion of the rib. Here’s a bone-by-bone guide to choosing, buying, and handling ribs. Eight essential techniques for prepping and cooking. The six great live-fire methods, beginning with direct grilling to spit-roasting. Plus rubbing, saucing, mopping, resting, serving. And then the recipes: Lone Star Barrel Staves. Tandoori Ribs. Buccaneer Baby Backs with Rumbullion Barbecue Sauce. Thai Sweet Chili Ribs. Maui-Style Short Ribs. Grilled Lamb Ribs with Garlic and Mint. Cousin Dave’s Chocolate Chipotle Ribs. Plus the sides—the beans, the slaws, the potatoes—and, new to this edition, menus, like: Grilled Corn Fritters with Maple Syrup followed by Oak-Grilled Country Style Ribs followed by Grilled Lemon Pie.
about Steven Raichlen
Steven Raichlen is America’s “master griller” (Esquire). His books have won James Beard and IACP awards and his last, Planet Barbecue!, was a New York Times bestseller. Articles by him appear regularly in The New York Times, Food & Wine, and Bon Appe´tit, and for the past dozen years he teaches the sold-out Barbecue University, first at the Greenbrier and currently at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. He and his wife live in Miami and on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.