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Backyard BBQ Cooking Video/DVD

BBQ is enormously popular, but while many people know how to grill, a relative few know how to cook authentic-style barbecue. BBQ Secrets: The Master Guide to Extraordinary Barbecue Cookin', an interactive DVD video cookbook, brings authentic barbecue techniques to the backyard cook. For the recently announced 2004 winners, it has earned both the

BBQ Secrets delivers detailed and comprehensive barbecue cooking instruction from 3 master cooks, whose accomplishments are born out of many years of dedicated competition experience. Each cook demonstrates their own styles that have brought them success, and recognition. Bill Ives, editor of Portals and KM, (a popular technology, food and music Blog site), writes: "It will make you a better cook."

Filmed in 3 geographic locations: St Louis, Little Rock, and Kansas City; 3 former grand champion BBQ cooks, and restaurateurs, demonstrate how to barbecue pork shoulder, ribs, chicken, whole hog, pork chops, and more. This video includes an 18-page booklet of the champion's own recipes covering meats, rubs, BBQ side dishes, and sauces. Unlike other how-to barbecue videos, BBQ Secrets also relies upon the use of story to convey information and connect with its audience. Publisher, Kell Phelps, of the National Barbecue News writes: "The overall quality on this tape surpassed all my expectations and truly is second to none."

About The Champion Barbecue Cooks
Each cook has extensive experience in the competition world, and each is a successful restaurant owner. World champion Mike (Sarge) Davis, founding member of the Southern Gentlemen's Culinary Society competition team, and head cook for the Whole Hog Cafe in Arkansas, shows off his signature whole hog cooking. Missouri's restaurateur Terry Black, and his Super Smokers BBQ team, a consistent Memphis in May winner, demonstrates his pork ribs. Eight-time Grand Champion, and owner of Oklahoma Joes Barbecue Restaurant, Jeff Stehney, reveals his low-and-slow approach to cooking beef brisket.

AWARDS: Aurora Award's Platinum: Best of Show in the Instructional Cooking category, and the Communicator's Crystal Award of Excellence in their How-To video category--their highest awards.

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