Most helpful positive review
51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2009
This book contains a variety of recipes along with ample history of Big Bob Gibson's barbecue.
At present, I have tried from the book:
(1) the pork shoulder recipe, served with the Memphis style sauce
(2) the whole butterflied chicken, served with Bob Gibson's famous white sauce.
Both were outstanding and each was easily worth the price of the entire book, particularly the white sauce-WOW.
both followed classic barbecue techniques and did not require excessive preparation or a half dozen steps.
In addition to covering the most common types of barbecue, the book also includes side dishes, an occassional dessert, and a variety of sauces--most derived from something done at Big Bob Gibson's or by Chris Lilly in competition.
There are lots of great barbeque books out there, what this book brings is (1) recipes that have routinely won awards at barbecue competitions-lots of awards, (2) some unique Bob Gibson sauces that are terrific (3) a enjoyable history of the man and the restaurant.
I look forward to trying more recipes in the future.
NOTE: I tried these on the big green egg, which is well suited for long cooking sessions. Even though the book does not address ceramic cookers, the recipes are not equipment specific. But the obviously amazing results possible (and amply described) with a true barbecue pit and 100% hickory make it clear there is another level of barbecue out there.