Review and Rating of the BBQ Book Low and Slow | Grilling with Rich Review and Rating of the BBQ Book Low and Slow


Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons

Posted By: Richard Wachtel
Published: October 14, 2015


Follow Grilling With Rich:

There are a plethora of great barbecue and grilling cookbooks on the market that focus on improving the “art of BBQ” that will help novices to experts, backyard cookers to the top pitmasters better their cooking.

I really enjoy barbecue books that focus on helping novices and regular guys and girls who love to barbecue or grill in the backyard weekend to weekend all year long so when I discovered: Low and Slow: Master the Art of BBQ in 5 Easy Lessons by Gary Wiviott and Colleen Rush, I knew right away that this was a book for me to read and share my thoughts on the book.

Book Description:

Step away from the propane tank. Surrender all of your notions about barbecue. Forget everything you’ve ever learned about cooking with charcoal and fire. It is all wrong. Get it right with the “Five Easy Lessons” program, which includes over 130 recipes and step-by-step instructions for setting up and cooking low and slow on a Weber Smokey Mountain, an offset smoker, or a kettle grill.

 

This program is guided by a singular philosophy: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Do exactly as Gary says, don’t even think about opening the lid before it’s time, and you will learn:

• What gear you do and, more importantly, don’t need
• Exactly how to start and maintain a proper fire (without lighter fluid)
• All about marinades, brines, and rubs
• To use your senses and trust your instincts (instead of thermometers)
• How to make delicious, delicious barbecue

About the Authors:

Gary Wiviott is a nationally recongized barbecue authority. From the popular online tutorial that started it all, to his lively cooking demonstrations teaching diehards how to run a smoker in Chicago’s notoriously brutal weather, he is committed to spread the gospel of barbecue. Gary is also the co-founder of the Windy City Barbecue Classic and is the pitmaster at a bustling barbecue restaurant in Chicago.

Colleen Rush is a freelance food and travel writer and author of the Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dinning. Colleen’s work appears regularly in national magazines, newspapers, and online publications. She lives, eats and works mostly in New Orleans, but also everywhere else.

Review and Rating of Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons

As I mentioned at the start of this post, I love books that help novice and regular backyard barbecuer’s become the best of the best in the barbecue world. Don’t get me wrong I also believe that no matter what level of expertise you are at you should never stop learning.

Photography: While there isn’t a lot of photography in this book the illustrations in the book are just great. I really love the concept of having the pictures be illustrations rather than pictures of the equipment and the food. However there were some amazing food pictures that really made the food pop off the page and made you want to eat and try the recipes.

Low and Slow# Master the Art of BBQ in 5 Easy LessonsQuantity of Content: There is nothing like paying a good amount of money for a cookbook only to find that there is very little information that you can use and learn from but Low and Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons provides the reader with a lot of content to learn from. Gary and Colleen not only share with the reader some basic must have tools but also dig a bit deeper in sharing with you some advanced tools such as a rib rack that you can add to your smoker to an instant read thermometer{which I personally don’t think is an advanced tool, I consider it a MUST HAVE.}

Recipes: With over 130 recipes ranging from maninrades, sauces, rubs to recipes for barbecue’ing with chicken, pork and beef. If you can’t find at least 20 recipes that you would want to try then you just need to give up on trying new and interesting recipes all together. Some of my favorite recipes include a Mac and Cheese recipe, Buttermilk- Brined Hot Wings, and a recipe for a white peach, blueberry and lavender cobbler.

Overall Impressions: I really liked the book and I think that if you are looking to learn as much as possible about barbecueing then Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons is for you. Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons really gives novice barbecuers the ability to learn as much as possible about barbecue and then gives recipes to implement tips to better barbecue and and become a master of the barbecue pit.


Also of Interest:

Click here to get your copy of Richard’s first ever grilling cookbook titled: Dad’s Outdoor Cooking Manual: Easy Techniques for Getting the Perfect Doneness and Sear on Both Charcoal and Gas Barbecues


There are a plethora of great barbecue and grilling cookbooks on the market that focus on improving the “art of BBQ” that will help novices to experts, backyard cookers to the top pitmasters better their cooking. I really enjoy barbecue books that focus on helping novices and regular guys and girls who love to barbecue or grill in the backyard weekend to weekend all year long so when I discovered: Low and Slow: Master the Art of BBQ in 5 Easy Lessons by Gary Wiviott and Colleen Rush, I knew right away that this was a book for me to read and share my thoughts on the book. Book Description: Step away from the propane tank. Surrender all of your notions about barbecue. Forget everything you've ever learned about cooking with charcoal and fire. It is all wrong. Get it right with the "Five Easy Lessons" program, which includes over 130 recipes and step-by-step instructions for setting up and cooking low and slow on a Weber Smokey Mountain, an offset smoker, or a kettle grill.   This program is guided by a singular philosophy: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Do exactly as Gary says, don't even think about opening the lid before it's time, and you will learn: • What gear you do and, more importantly, don’t need • Exactly how to start and maintain a proper fire (without lighter fluid) • All about marinades, brines, and rubs • To use your senses and trust your instincts (instead of thermometers) • How to make delicious, delicious barbecue About the Authors: Gary Wiviott is a nationally recongized barbecue authority. From the popular online tutorial that started it all, to his lively cooking demonstrations teaching diehards how to run a smoker in Chicago’s notoriously brutal weather, he is committed to spread the gospel of barbecue. Gary is also the co-founder of the Windy City Barbecue Classic and is the pitmaster at a bustling barbecue restaurant in Chicago. Colleen Rush is a freelance food and travel writer and author of the Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dinning. Colleen’s work appears regularly in national magazines, newspapers, and online publications. She lives, eats and works mostly in New Orleans, but also everywhere else. Review and Rating of Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons As I mentioned at the start of this post, I love books that help novice and regular backyard barbecuer’s become the best of the best in the barbecue world. Don’t get me wrong I also believe that no matter what level of expertise you are at you should never stop learning. Photography: While there isn't a lot of photography in this book the illustrations in the book are just great. I really love the concept of having the pictures be illustrations rather than pictures of the equipment and the food. However there were some amazing food pictures that really made the food pop off the page and made you want to eat and try the recipes. Quantity of…

Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons

Quantity of Content
Photography
Recipes:

93


You Might Like These Other BBQ & Grilling Articles




Category: Barbecue & Grilling Cookbooks, Latest News, Reviews