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Peace, Love, & Barbecue: Recipes, Secrets, Tall Tales, and Outright Lies from the Legends of Barbecue Paperback – Bargain Price, May 20, 2005
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From the Back Cover
PEACE, LOVE, and BARBECUE is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes journey into the world of barbecue with Grand World Champion pitmaster Mike Mills as your guide. Join Mike and his barbecue buddies--a veritable Who's Who of Barbecue--as they spin a few tales, spill their secrets, and reluctantly part with their prize-winning recipes.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
In the world of barbecue, champion pitmaster Mike Mills is affectionately knowon as "The Legend." He presides over the pits at his six nationally acclaimed 17th Street Bar & Grill restaurants in Southern Illinois and four Memphis Championship Barbecue restaurants in Las Vegas. In the early 1990s he was co-captain of the Apple City Barbecue team, one of the most celebrated teams ever on the circuit. He has the distinction of being the only three-time Grand World Champion at Memphis in May, otherwise known as the Super Bowl of Swine. He is also the barbecue guru and a partner at Blue Smoke restaurant in New York City.
Amy Mills Tunnicliffe, daughter of Mike, is a writer and sought-after professional speaker. She lives near Boston with her two children. She always wanted to be a glamorous heiress. Little did she dream her fortune would lie in barbecue.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Mike Mills & Amy Mills Tunicliffe
A Book Report by Gerry Dawes (Appeared in Food Arts magazine.)
This is a book report, not a review. I wrote the June 2004 Food Arts Silver Spoon Award piece about Mike Mills, the Southern Illinois Barbecue Legend Mike Mills, who, with his Apple City Barbecue Team won the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest more times (three, four in ribs) than any team in history. Mills has long been a friend of mine and still is, despite the outright lies he told about me and a lot of other people to his daughter, Amy Mills Tunicliffe, who wrote her father's story's in the remarkable, but veracity-challenged Peace, Love and Barbecue: Recipes, Secrets, Tall Tales and Outright Lies From The Legends of Barbecue.
At least I am in good company. Bill Clinton, Calvin Trillin, Tom Viertel (producer of The Producers, Smokey Joe's Café, Driving Miss Daisy), the New York super-restaurateur Danny Meyer, Chef Michael Romano and star Vogue food writer Jeffrey Steingarten, along with most of the `cue superstars world are all in this book on down-home and championship circuit barbecue. In the foreword, Meyer, Mills's partner in New York's Blue Smoke Barbecue joint, wrote a pean to pig and to Mills. The exalted Vogue food writer, Jeffrey Steingarten, who wrote the saucy introduction calling Mills "one of the greatest barbecue cooks of all time," once wrote an article claiming that Mills's Memphis Championship Barbecue restaurants in Las Vegas are his favorites, only after Nobu.
While this indispensable guide to American barbecue could have been just that, a guide, it is much more.Read more ›
***UPDATE!! (6/11/06): Ok, on a discussion board someone said they actually got an answer to my question from the author...he DID give us the dust recipe his mother said to protect BUT his feeling is that it will be hard to duplicate his quality because of the unique QUALITIES of each dust ingredient he uses.
A great book for any barbecue (not grilling) fan!
This book is an absolute delight; along with Smokestack Lightning one of the two best books ever written about barbecue.
Other than that, this is a combined cookbook, travelogue, and a story written almost like a Bible. This book treats Barbecue almost like the religion that it is.
You're not going to find instructions like go out and buy a bottle of sauce here, you're going to get instructions on how to make your own sauce (his has fourteen ingredients). You're also going to get the secret formula for Mr. Mills Magic Dust dry rub.
This is the book for you if you take your Barbecue seriously, and how else would you take it.
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This book is a must for any serious BBQ cook, pit master, or collector of BBQ books. Mike gives excellent instruction, recipes, and wonderful stories. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CC BBQer
I am new to smoking meats but there are some great recipes in this book.Published 6 months ago by Jim Slaughter
This is the first cook book I have ever read cover to cover and loved the whole book. The recipes in the book are good and it gave me great ideas on how to smoke meat and give it... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dean Goldhammer
Love this book, received as a gift and it is my go to hostess gift for BBQ loversPublished 8 months ago by T. Seldess
One of the two BBQ books that I recommend, actually number one ... the best book that I have found to date clearly explaining the philosophy of true BBQPublished 8 months ago by Daniel Hale