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Meathead Goldwyn

Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois
Connection to Illinois: Goldwyn lives with his wife in Chicago.

Biography: MEATHEAD GOLDWYN is the founder, barbecue whisperer, and hedonism evangelist behind, the world's most popular outdoor cooking website. His articles have appeared in numerous publications and he was previously syndicated wine critic for the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. He has taught at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and he has judged food, wine, beer, and spirits all around the world.

  • Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling - One of the 100 Best Cookbooks of All Time-Southern Living Magazine, New York Times Best Seller

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling
ISBN: 054401846X OCLC:

Harvest 2016

For succulent results every time, nothing is more crucial in barbecuing and grilling than understanding the science behind the interaction of fire and food. In this book, Meathead Goldwyn, pitmaster, national barbecue cookoff judge, and curator of the world's most popular barbecue website, debunks the myths that stand in the way of perfect outcomes. Along the way, he reveals all the secrets every successful griller needs to know, from which wood chips to use to which equipment to choose. Lavishly illustrated with full-color photos and line drawings, The Science of Great Barbecuing and Grilling contains sure-fire recipes for traditional American favorites: Tennessee Hollerin' Sauce, Last Meal Ribs, Baltimore Pit Beef, Simon and Garfunkel Chicken, Schmancy Smoked Salmon, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled pizzas, vegetables, and much more --