There is only one state in the US which lives up to the epithet 'the best BBQ in the world', and that is Texas. But what is BBQ? Traditional grilling means cooking a piece of meat as quickly as possible with a high heat, but BBQ is exactly the opposite - this is slow cooking at low temperatures. The meat doesn't dry up, but remains super juicy and slow cooking renders even cheap and chewy cuts tender and tasty. When the heat source is charcoal, wood shavings or wood, you automatically get an unbeatable spice in the form of perfumed smoke.
In Texas BBQ you will get to learn all these techniques. It is a simple step-by-step guide to how to make the perfect Texas-style BBQ at home, whether you have an ordinary outdoor grill or a professional smoker. Learn about what sort of wood is suited to a particular meat, exact grilling times and smoking temperatures. But first and foremost, you will discover how to achieve a perfect, tender, juicy and smoked 'pulled pork' or 'brisket'. There are even recipes for side dishes - everything from grilled corn salad, via three varieties of Mac'n'cheese to a cheesy chile con queso.
Fabulous mouthwatering photos and a fun step-by-step design will have you rushing to the grill as soon as you can.
Jonas Cramby works as a freelance writer and chronicler. His blog on the Swedish magazine Cafe has 20,000 unique readers every month. In 2009 he was awarded the title Chronicler of the Year by Sweden's magazines, and he has recently become the restaurant critic for Metro. His blog is often about American food: he is a devoted lover of Taco after having travelled around in the States and looked inside kitchens to ask how they make their delicious food. In fact, Jonas loves Mex food so much that he has given his daughter the middle name Margarita, and if he ever gets another daughter then she is going to be called Carnita - after Jonas' favourite taco filling! He is the author of Tex-Mex From Scratch and Texas BBQ.