Paul Kirk will guide you through the differences between barbecuing and grilling, how to build different kinds of fires, how to prepare food for the grill or smoker, what tools you'll need, what kind of fuel to use, and what kind of ingredients to have on hand, along with everything else you need to know to be the champion of your own backyard. A seasoned barbecue competitor, Kirk knows the craft inside and out and shows just how fun Q can be for the experienced pit master or the new-to-Q novice. With dishes from everyday to exotic, special occasion to down-home classic, you'll find all the recipes and tips you need to cook your way to barbecue glory.
Paul Kirk has won more than 400 barbecue awards, including seven world championships. He teaches barbecue classes around the country and internationally and is the author of Paul Kirk's Championship Barbecue Sauces. He lives in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.