America's Best BBQ Homestyle: What the Champions Cook in Their Own Backyards



It began with one simple question: What do championship barbecuers love to cook for themselves, when there are no rules but the simple laws of physics and basic chemistry?

Take your backyard cookouts to a whole new level.

 

It began with one simple question: What do championship barbecuers love to cook for themselves, when there are no rules but the simple laws of physics and basic chemistry? With more than thirty years of barbecue contest experience apiece, Ardie A. Davis, professional barbecue judge and barbecue historian extraordinaire, and KC Baron of Barbeque Paul Kirk, with a slew of awards under his belt—including seven world championships—were just the guys to ask it.

 

America’s Best BBQ—Homestyle collects the best backyard cookout recipes from people who have gone pro. Some of the recipes are former competition winners that have earned a constant place at the family table. Others are foods that teams like to make (and share) while they tend their fires on contest day. A few are old family recipes passed down for generations. And some are even the result of ingenious experiments in the kitchen and at the grill. Most are easy. All are sure to win the hearts of friends and neighbors at your next family cookout.

 

Also included are tips and advice on everything from meal prep to gadgets, some basics to get you started, a few tall tales from the pits, and tons of photos of the dishes and the pitmasters who make them. So pull up a lawn chair, grab a plate, and get ready to sample some out-of-this-world outdoor cooking.

 

 

A charter member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society and former three-term member of the Board of Directors, Ardie A. Davis founded the American Royal International BBQ Sauce, Rub, and Baste Contest and the Great American Barbecue Sauce, Baste, and Rub Contest. In 2012, he received the Pioneer of Barbeque award at the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. He is the author of six barbecue cookbooks.

 

Paul Kirk, a charter member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society and member of the Board of Directors, operates the Baron’s School of Pitmasters. The author of seven barbecue cookbooks, he has won more than 530 cooking and barbecuing awards, among them seven world championships, including the prestigious American Royal Open, the world’s largest barbecue contest.

 

 

 

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