The long awaited, first cookbook from one of this most successful barbecue joints in the country, Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que. In Kansas City, where barbecue is a way of life, it is understood that smoke has mystical properties. Smoke has the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. It can transform the least desirable cuts of meat into the most delectable. It can even transform a neighborhood corner gas station into one of the most popular restaurants on the planet. Step inside the world of some of the best barbecue in the country. Author and owner, Jeff Stehney, attended his first barbecue competition in 1990 and he was hooked. He asked a few friends to form a competition team, Slaughterhouse Five, that would go on to win many of the most prestigious competitions across the country over the next several years. Jeff decided to take it one step further and went into business with Joe Don Davidson and the first Oklahoma Joe's opened in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1996. Their second location, an iconic gas station in Kansas City, opened because it was located close to Jeff and Joy's home. In 1997 Jeff and Joy became the sole owners and developed Joe's into one of the most successful restaurants in the country. With three locations in Kansas, you can't go to Joe's without expecting to stand in li≠ It is always worth the wait. For the first time, their storied history and 65 of their famous Joe's recipes are captured in one fantastic book. Their barbecue is nothing short of perfection, everytime. As Jeff recalls, "I'm reminded of the importance of what we do here, and our role in Kansas City's barbecue tradition, every morning when I arrive at the restaurant and smell that wonderful smoke coming out of our smokers. After all these years, it's still magical."
Barbecue Lover's Kansas City Style celebrates the best this region has to offer. Perfect for both the local BBQ enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, each guide features: the history of the BBQ culinary style; where to find--and most importantly consume--the best of the best local offerings; regional recipes from restaurants, chefs, and pit masters; information on the best barbecue-related festivals and culinary events; plus regional maps and full-color photography.
Recipes, Restaurants & Pitmasters from America's Great Barbecue Regions
Author: Michael Karl Witzel
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
The all-American food as it's never been seen before--histories, techniques, culture, competitions, traditional side dishes, and classic hot spots associated with barbecue's four major regional styles.
A celebration of the art of barbecue describes some of the biggest and best barbecue contests in the United States and offers recipes for marinades, rubs, and sauces for preparing pork, poultry, fish, beef, and lamb
Visit the Japanese Stroll Garden in Springfield, stop in at Leila's Hair Museum in Independence, or see seventy emus at Nature's Own Emu Products near Faucett in this guide to lesser-known attractions in the Show Me State.
Step up your barbeque game. Pitmaster is the definitive guide to becoming a barbecue aficionado and top-shelf cook from renowned chefs Andy Husbands and Chris Hart. Barbecue is more than a great way to cook a tasty dinner. For a true pitmaster, barbecue is a way of life. Whether you're new to the grill or a seasoned vet, Pitmaster is here to show you what it takes to truly put your barbeque game on point. Recipes begin with basics, like cooking Memphis-style ribs, and expand to smoking whole hogs North Carolina style. There is no single path to becoming a pitmaster. Barbecue lovers are equally inspired by restaurants with a commitment to regional traditions, competition barbecue champions, families with a multi-generational tradition of roasting whole hogs, and even amateur backyard fanatics. This definitive collection of barbecue expertise will leave you in no doubt why expert chefs and backyard cooks alike eat, live, and breathe barbecue. Pitmaster features: Specific tips and techniques for proper smoker operation—the cornerstone of all successful barbecue recipes—using Weber, Offset, Kamado, and other classic smoker styles A backyard cooking chapter offering the basics of becoming a successful barbecue cook Spotlights on specific regional barbecue styles, such as Texas, Kansas City, and the Carolinas, which set the stage for more advanced barbecue techniques and recipes, such as Butterfly Pork Butt Burnt Ends and Central Texas Beef Ribs An exploration of new styles of barbecue developing in the North Chris and Andy’s secret competition barbecue recipes that have won them hundreds of awards Regional side dishes, cocktails, and simple desserts A guest pitmaster in each chapter who is an expert in their given region or style of barbecue cooking. Guest pitmasters include: Steve Raichlen (author and host of Project Smoke on PBS), Jake Jacobs, Sam Jones (Skylight Inn and Sam Jones Barbecue), Elizabeth Karmel (Carolina Cue To Go), Tuffy Stone (Q Barbecue), Rod Gray (eat bbq), John Lewis (Lewis Barbecue), Jamie Geer (owner of Jambo Pits) and Billy Durney (Hometown Bar-B-Que)