Friday’s Find – Meme

Friday's Find   Book Reviews By Bobbie

We’ll chat about a fascinating book, audiobook, movie, blog, website, etc. It might be trendy or unpopular, old or new…it’s sure to be interesting and it’s hosted by yours truly! Please offer your thoughts on our Friday’s Find and share your own.

 This Friday’s Find is a:


Low & Slow

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

by Gary Wiviott with Colleen Rush 

Low & Slow is the recipient of the Chicago Tribune’s Good Eating Award, 2007 and by the looks of things, it was well deserved! It should be noted that I haven’t read or reviewed this book yet (though I’m thinking about requesting a review copy). Our family, like so many others around the world…just LOVES to eat BBQ! There is nothing quite like the smell of savory meat, smoking and cooking away on a summer afternoon … creating “neighbour envy” and inspiring others to have a BBQ that same day, almost against their will. I have always wanted my hubby to learn how to slow-cook/smoke meat, not that he does a bad job at the BBQ as it is! This book will surely be all that you, my hubby or anyone else will need to “make delicious, delicious barbecue”.


Book Blurb: “Welcome to Barbecue Boot Camp! 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. 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.”

About the authors:


Gary Wiviott is a barbecue life coach. From the popular online tutorial that started it all to his lively cooking demonstrations and teaching diehards how to set up a smoker in Chicago’s notoriously brutal winter weather, he is committed to spreading the gospel of low and slow barbecue. He is no stranger to the most popular national barbecue forums and food communities, including, Slow Food USA, and the Society for the Preservation of Traditional Southern Barbecue. Gary is also the founder of, the Chicago-based culinary chat site.

Colleen Rush is the author of The Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dining: From Salad Forks to Sommeliers, How to Eat and Drink in Style Without Fear of Faux Pas (Broadway, 2006). She knew very little (okay, nothing) about barbecue before meeting Gary—thought nothing of using lighter fluid—but has since reformed her ways and makes a damn fine pulled pork sandwich.

You can buy a paperback copy from for just $13.57… it seems like a real bargain, to me. :)


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