Life of Fire Cookbook Review

Life of Fire Cookbook Review

Title: Life of Fire: Mastering the Arts of Pit-Cooked Barbecue, the Grill, and the Smokehouse
Author: Pat Martin, Nick Fauchald
Published: March 15, 2022, Clarkson Potter
No. of Pages: 320
Cover Price: $35.00 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

Anyone who is serious about real barbecue, including grilling, and smoking will want to immediately pick up
Life of Fire: Mastering the Arts of Pit-Cooked Barbecue, the Grill, and the Smokehouse.

While this excellent cookbook doesn’t have an abundance of recipes, it has enough to keep barbecue chefs both happy and busy, but the information is absolutely invaluable. There are actually great photos, plans, and instructions for building a barbecue pit and even a smokehouse.

There are recipes for the items that most of us barbecue on a small basis, such as ribs, brisket, pork shoulder, chickens, turkey breasts and vegetables, as well as instructions on doing whole pigs, including sources to get them. It seems that this cookbook covers almost everything anyone will need to know to successfully prepare food in a pit, whether above the ground or underground. The recipes are written in such a way that cooks, both beginning and advanced can follow them. Building a pit is another story, and most of us will need help building a pit and a smokehouse.

The included photographs are beautiful, and will make barbecue lovers’ mouths water. This cookbook will inspire everyone to learn the basics of cooking over a fire. It will be helpful at home as well as when camping.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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