May is National Barbecue Month. It’s time to celebrate that great American tradition, whether you grill, or smoke, or barbecue low and slow. And it doesn’t matter what you cook on. As evidenced by the picture above (that’s no Weber or Big Green Egg… just a frame, some fire and pork and happy folks!), proving you can barbecue on anything.
And I’m of the school of thought that “barbecue” is any outdoor cooking.
Here are a few great barbecue resources for recipes, pics, techniques and overall BBQ information:
On the Web: BBQBackyard.com
Started by the guys at PorkBarrelBBQ along with Rod Gray of Pellet Envy, the new social network BBQBackyard is a great new site dedicated to BBQ. There are some BIG names on this site, so check it out, join in and ask questions or post your success stories. Very friendly folks are there to help you or share with you. You can find me there at http://www.bbqbackyard.com/profile/BrianMeagher – friend me up!
On iTunes Video: Cooking Everything Outdoors
Gary House does a nice job on his video podcast on iTunes, Cooking Everything Outdoors, presenting different cooking techniques and recipes. Great camera work and content. Website: Cooking-Outdoors.com
On iTunes Podcast: The BBQ Central Show
BBQ on YouTube: BBQ Pit Boys Old Time Barbecue and Grilling
These guys do some nice video work, cook simple and delicious looking food, and are… well, funny! BBQ Pit Boys on YouTube
BBQ in Books
Mastering Barbecue: Tons of Recipes, Hot Tips, Neat Techniques, and Indispensable Know How
A classic book for the newcomer or seasoned BBQ’er. Mastering Barbecue from Michael Stines is a must-have! Simple recipes and basic grilling and barbecuing know-how are just some of the things you’ll learn from this book.
Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book: Recipes and Secrets from a Legendary Barbecue Joint
Another go-to book for all of your classic BBQ recipes from pulled pork, to ribs, to deep fried pickles from pitmaster Chris Lilly, Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book is another classic must-have!
Obviously, this short list is just a tiny part of what’s out there, but this is my way of sharing a few BBQ resources for you to discover during National Barbecue Month 2011. Fire up your grills and smokers and get cooking!
What BBQ and grilling sites do YOU like? Share them with us in the Comments below.