May is National Barbecue Month 2011

Barbecue Month
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

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

The BBQ Central Show
Greg Rempe’s Barbecue Central Show on iTunes is a weekly powerhouse of BBQ and grilling, with interviews from some of the biggest names in the world of barbecue. Website: TheBBQCentralShow.com

BBQ on YouTube: BBQ Pit Boys Old Time Barbecue and Grilling

The BBQ Pit Boys on YouTube
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
Mastering Barbecue
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
Big Bog Gibson's BBQ Book
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.

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  1. I’m with you – barbecue is live fire cooking. You pretty much hit the same resources I like. Grilling.com is a new site that I have been involved with.

    1. Thanks for the reminder, Chris! Grilling.com is indeed a great resourse. Congrats to you for being a contributing member of it.

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