There is something so enticing about BBQ. Around the world, this cooking technique is used and well-loved. With the summer upon us, cookouts are on our minds and yet so many of us only fall in the “I can cook a decent burger” category of BBQ skill level. All of us can say that there’s a level of BBQ or grilling that we would love to improve in to give us an extra kick of confidence. Pit Master Pat Martin is truly a master of his craft and is leading the way in open pit BBQ through his many locations of Martin’s BBQ and Hugh Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop. Through his new book, Life of Fire, he creates a tell-all of what he’s learned, all he knows, and how you too can master your own “over fire” eats this summer! With Father’s Day making its way here, not only do we think this cookbook would make the perfect gift, but we know that this conversation will get you itching to say, “Come to our house to celebrate. I’ll cook!” In this conversation you will hear:
How his love for whole hog BBQ started.
What Julia Child taught him about food, cooking, and technique.
7 stages of fire and how each one is used.
What every host should know about grilling and BBQ.
Go-to staple recipes and the truth about sauces.
How and why BBQ is such a natural gatherer of people.
The best way to include kids in the cookout process.
If you are from the south, run…don’t walk, to the nearest location of his restaurant! If not, be sure to pick up a copy of his book here!
I was living in Thailand, longed for community, starting opening my door and filling my table. Now I’m living ‘charcuterie’ as a way of life and teaching what I learned about living intentionally everyday.