BBQ Sauces, Rubs & Marinades For Dummies

From the Back Cover
Get the flavor that brings ’em back for more
Stir up scrumptious sauces, magical marinades, and rubs to remember

What is it about barbecue that inspires a lifelong quest for the best? This book provides you with a healthy dose of BBQ passion, along with practical advice and great recipes from some of America’s best competition barbecue cooks. You get formulas for spicing up chicken, beef, pork, and even seafood, plus tips on equipment, side dishes, and much more.

Discover how to:
Choose the right types of meat
Build a BBQ tool set
Craft your own sauces
Smoke and grill like a pro
Whip up fantastic sides

About the Author
Traci Cumbay: Traci cooks and eats quite a bit and then writes about the experiences for publications in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she lives with her husband and son.

Tom Schneider: Tom’s passion for authentic barbecue arose during his high school days in Oklahoma and burgeoned over 20 years of uncovering traditional barbecue joints while traveling the United States. Tom is primarily a self-taught cook who, for the past decade, has leveraged his commitment to barbecue into award-winning barbecue recipes while competing in sanctioned barbecue competitions and formal barbecue judging. Tom is owner and pit master for Poppi-Q Bar-B-Que, a specialty catering business in the Indianapolis market.

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BBQ Sauces Rubs & Marinades For Dummies

Think only master chefs can create the savory, succulent barbecue masterpieces you love to eat? Nonsense! BBQ Sauces, Rubs & Marinades For Dummies shows you everything you need to dig in, get your apron dirty, and start stirring up scrumptious sauces, magical marinades, and rubs to remember.
Featuring 100 bold new recipes, along with lots of savvy tips for spicing up your backyard barbecue, this get-the-flavor guide a healthy dose of barbecue passion as it delivers practical advice and great recipes from some of America’s best competition barbecue cooks. You get formulas for spicing up chicken, beef, pork, and even seafood, plus plenty of suggestions on equipment, side dishes, and much more.

Discover how to:

Choose the right types of meat
Build a BBQ tool set
Craft your own sauces
Smoke and grill like a pro
Marinate like a master
Choose the perfect time to add sauce
Rub your meat the right way
Whip up fantastic sides
Add flavor with the right fuel
Plan hours (and hours) ahead
Cook low and slow for the best results
Avoid flavoring pitfalls
Turn BBQ leftovers into ambrosia

Complete with helpful lists of dos and don’ts, as well as major barbecue events and associations, BBQ Sauces, Rubs & Marinades For Dummies is the secret ingredient that will have your family, friends, and neighborhoods begging for more.

Butchery and Sausage-Making For Dummies

Discover how to butcher your own meat and make homemade sausage
With interest in a back-to-basics approach to food on the rise, more and more people are becoming interested in butchering their own meat and making high-quality, preservative-free sausages.

With easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations, Butchery & Sausage-Making For Dummies offers readers a look at how to butcher poultry, rabbit, beef, pork, lamb, and goats. The book will also explore sausage-making, with tips and recipes, and will look at preserving meat through curing and smoking.

Offers natural, healthier alternatives for sausages and preserved meats for people wary of processed foods
Provides helpful tips and guidance for home cooks and beginner butchers
Provides needed guidance for those looking to explore this long-overlooked profession

Butchery & Sausage Making For Dummies is an invaluable resource for home cooks interested in being more responsible about their meat, or those that are looking to save money and enjoy healthier alternatives to what’s found in their local grocery store.

Cast Iron Cooking For Dummie

In some cooking circles, cast iron gets a bad rep – people think it’s old-fashioned, heavy, and hard to take care of. And really, how often do folks nowadays need to hitch up a mule and wagon and leave civilization and Teflon-coated sauté pans behind?
True, cast iron is old; it’s been around since the Middle Ages. And it is heavy. No one can dispute that even a small, cast-iron pot has a heft to it that no other cookware has. Nevertheless, cast-iron cookware has a place in today’s kitchens, and that doesn’t mean simply hanging on the wall for decoration. Cast iron has much to offer modern-day cooks; it’s easy to use, easy to care for, economical, versatile, and durable, and let’s face it, it has a nostalgic appeal that no other cookware has. But more compelling than all those reasons is that it’s a great cookware that makes great food. In fact, most cast-iron cooks will tell you that food cooked in cast iron tastes better than food cooked in anything else!

Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies is for those cooks who may want to inject a little adventure and variety into their cooking. If you’ve never even thought of using cast-iron cookware, or you have a few cast-iron pots lying around, you’ll discover all you need to know about making great food using cast iron. Here just a sampling of what you’ll find in Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies:

Selecting the right cast-iron cookware for you
Seasoning a new cast-iron pan
Caring for your cast-iron cookware
Discovering techniques to enhance your cast-iron cooking
Enjoying cast-iron cooking in the Great Outdoors
Tons of delicious recipes, from main and side dishes to desserts and international dishes
Top Ten lists on ways to make your cast-iron cookware last longer, the best dishes suited for cast iron, and tips for achieving success in cast-iron cooking
So, whether you’re a cooking novice or an experienced chef, you can find plenty of enjoyment from cooking with cast iron – and Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies can show you the way.

Pressure Cookers for Dummies 2nd Edition

The stress-free way to cook under pressure
In today’s “hurry-up” society, pressure cooking is an attractive means of preparing consistent, convenient everyday meals. Increasing health concerns coupled with a continuously rising cost of living have made pressure cooking more popular as a way to save money and eat healthier at home. This revised edition of Pressure Cookers For Dummies includes all new recipes and refreshed content.

Pressure Cookers For Dummies gives you the lowdown on the different pressure cooker options that are available to make sure you get the pressure cooker best equipped to suit your needs. It includes delicious recipes for dishes such as soups, chilis, and stews; roasts and poultry; rice dishes; beans; vegetables; and desserts, jams, and compotes. It also offers a wealth of recipes for those on vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose-free diets. Pressure Cookers For Dummies offers tips on adapting your favorite recipes for the pressure cooker plus several comparison recipes made the traditional way. Every recipe Includes preparation times, cooking times, and nutritional information.

Updated expert advice on choosing the best pressure cooker for your kitchen, including coverage of electric cookers
Explanations on how pressure cookers work and tips on adapting your favorite recipes for the pressure cooker
Shows you how to use pressure cookers to create vegetarian, vegan, special diet, and sustainable dishes with flavor and zest; and incorporate ethnic dishes into your pressure cooker repertoire
Includes fun, tasty, and easy recipes for holidays and other occasions that the whole family will enjoy

If you’re a new or seasoned cook, Pressure Cookers For Dummies gives you everything you need to make the most of this time-saving appliance.