As a life-long griller and lover of fire, this book expanded my love of grilling. Its song playlists and recipes for adult beverages help the barbecuer enjoy the time spent waiting for the coals to be ready. Fire Food is a great mix of recipes, grilling techniques, and inspiration for entertaining. My weekend plans are set for the summer: I’ll be grilling my way through this book!
Fire Food will help you ace the art of handling live fire so that you can cook, grill and smoke meat, fish and veg that's out of this world. Pitmaster DJ BBQ covers all the basics of cooking over coal and wood, shows you how to perfect classic recipes and delves into more inventive cookout delights including a BBQ spaghetti Bolognese, and poutine with bourbon-spiked gravy. There are fish dishes, veggie grills, and enough invention to see you through summer and well into winter. In fact, DJ BBQ takes inspiration from around the world (from Central America, via the Baltics, to North Africa), as well as the many BBQ chefs, gauchos, artisans, and pitmasters he's met along the way. Your cookouts will never be the same again!
About the Author
American live fire chef DJ BBQ (aka Christian Stevenson) is a leading name in the world of BBQ. After a successful career as a radio and TV broadcaster (fronting shows for MTV and award-winning skate series RAD), he harnessed his passion for cooking over fire and is now the second most popular BBQ cook in the world on YouTube, as well as a regular big-hitter on Jamie Oliver's FoodTube channel. He's worked with brands including Hellmann's (Finding Grilltopia), American Bad Ass Grill (Kid Rock's outdoor cooker), as well as with the Food Network, digital channel Food.com, and A&E Networks' Blaze.
"After a life lived in the world's snootiest restaurants, this book just slapped me in the face with the realisation that food is supposed to be fun! Everything I love about DJ BBQ - the smoke, the meat, the beer, the air guitar, the energy, the teenager's sense of humour - is here in this book in glorious technicolour" -Giles Coren, restaurant critic, The Times (UK)
"No one brings the spirit of rock `n' roll to live fire cooking more viscerally than DJ BBQ" -Nick Solares, Eater's Meat Show
"I can tell you Christian is one a prime authority on food and fire. His enthusiasm for, and dedication and knowledge of fire is only matched by Lucifer himself - only difference is that Christian will bring about world peace." -Matt Burgess, Caravan
"Get this book and your whole BBQ cooking game will reach Jedi level. May the fire be with you!" -Nathan Outlaw, Michelin starred chef and cookbook author
"Few souls on this earth possess the knowledge and skill to pull off writing a book like this. Years of live fire knowledge absolutely packed into one place. This book is very easy to read and relatable to everyone from the weekend griller with a Weber, to seasoned pitmasters looking for new ideas. DJ BBQ takes what he's learned traveling the world and applies techniques and unique ingredients to come up with what I believe to be the definitive live fire cooking guide on the market. This book is filled with explanations of live fire dos and don'ts, not just recipes. With this book in hand, you should have no problem blowing your guests' minds at your next backyard BBQ!" -Madison Ruckel, live fire chef
"DJ BBQ's love and knowledge pf live fire cooking is unparalleled.' -Angie Mar, chef and owner of Beatrice Inn (NYC)
"DJ BBQ was born to do this - he lives and breathes the grill and this book has all the tips, tricks and advice you need to own your BBQ, with exciting recipes to get you grilling all year round" -Jamie Oliver
"Cooking with fire is an ancient tradition and while seemingly straight-forward, there is a real art to understanding fire and how it affects different foods. DJ BBQ is a master of the fire pit and a natural born griller. In Fire Food his expertise and experience have been combined to bring inspiring and delicious, fool-proof recipes, no matter the level of your skill" -Sabrina Ghayour, author of Persiana and Sirocco
"BBQ in the UK is developing and growing at a furious pace, and DJ BBQ is at the forefront of all things cooked over fire here. It's a delight to see that his new book inspires and educates with recipes from his travels, taking flavours and ingredients from around the globe and using them with innovation and flare to come up with stunning fire-cooked food. This is undoubtedly the way forward for outdoor cooking in the UK" -Marcus Bawdon, UK BBQ Mag