They are grilling celebrities in their own right. You've seen them on
TV and you see their cookbooks lined along the shelves of your local
bookstore. They may have different backgrounds and a variety of cooking
styles, but just like you, they all share the same passion and that is
for grilling and barbecues.
Bobby Flay is one of the most successful chefs who specialize in
grilling and barbecues. In 1991, Flay's restaurant, Mesa Grill opened
and was dubbed as the Best Restaurant by New York magazine. In 1993,
Chef Bobby Flay was voted as James Beard Foundation's Rising Star Chef
of the Year. It was during the same year that his other restaurant,
Bolo opened. Bobby Flay's love affair with the grill can be best
experienced through his TV shows, BBQ with Bobby Flay, Hot Off the
Grill with Bobby Flay, and Boy Meets Grills, as well as his cookbooks
Boy Meets Grill, and its sequel, Boy Gets Grill.
Larry Gerber a.k.a. The BarBeQue Man. Dubbed as the BarBeQue Man or
simply Que, Larry Gerber has become the face and voice of virtually
anything related to grilling and barbecues. His company, Barbeque Man,
does endorsements and promotions of various barbecue-related products,
events, and issues. Apart from being a personal chef, he also writes
for different national culinary publications, hosts a TV show called
Culinary Adventures, and can be heard on many radio stations in the
upper Midwest as he talks about the fine art of barbecuing and grilling.
Mike Mills is often referred to as The Legend in the world of grilling
and barbecuing because of his family's treasured barbecue sauce.
Between 1989 and 1994, his team, the Apple City BBQ team won hundreds
of awards and accolades in various barbecue competitions. They even
hold the record for being four-time World Champions and for being
three-time Grand World Champions, which no other team has ever bee able
to beat so far. Today, Mike Mills owns 17th Street Bar & Grill in
Murphysboro, IL and has published a book entitled, Peace, Love, and
Barbecue: Recipes, Secrets, Tall Tales, and Outright Lies from the
Legends of Barbecue in 2005.
Steve Raichlen is a journalist, cooking teacher, award winning author
and PBS TV host. His best-selling Barbecue Bible cookbook series (more
than 2 million copies in print) and Barbecue University TV show on PBS
has changed the American barbecue for the better. In August, 2003,
Raichlen defeated Iron Chef Roksbura Michiba in a bbq battle on
Japanese television. Some other fmouus quotes about Raichlen include:
Oprah called him the Gladiator of Grilling and Howard Stern hailed
him as the Michael Jordan of Barbecue.
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Famous Names In Barbecue By Chris McCarthy
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