Pig Beach BBQ Cookbook: Smoked, Grilled, Roasted, and Sauced (Hardcover)
Matt Abdoo and Shane McBride cut their teeth preparing three-star Italian and French cuisine, but in their spare time, what they really loved cooking (and eating) was barbecue. Eventually, they traded in their Michelin star kitchens for a smoker and opened their dream restaurant: a laid-back eatery that pays homage to the culinary traditions of American BBQ but isn’t afraid to experiment with worldly influences.
Now, you can master Matt and Shane’s smoky meats and championship-winning sauces at home. With more than 50 mouthwatering recipes, Pig Beach BBQ Cookbook includes everything from traditional favorites like buffalo wings and smoked beef brisket, to groundbreaking new dishes like Mojo-Marinated St. Louis Ribs and Secret Spice Pecan Candied Bacon.
An essential read for every at-home pitmaster, Pig Beach BBQ Cookbook is also a definitive barbecue tour of the United States. By sharing tricks of the trade from experts in every region, it explains once and for all how North Carolina ’cue differs from Texas ’cue, and teaches you how to recreate those distinct and delicious flavors no matter where you live.
Shane McBride is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and one of New York’s most accomplished chefs. He began his career in the city with esteemed chef Charlie Palmer at Aureole. He then went on to work with Chef Christian Delouvier at the world-renowned Lespinasse. He subsequently partnered with Jean-Philippe Leloup to open his own star-studded restaurant, Oceo. Shane went on to be the executive chef at Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak for many years, followed by a long tenure as executive chef at the famed Soho brasserie, Balthazar. His passion for barbecue was practiced as a hobby until he left the world of haute cuisine to focus entirely on operating and expanding the Pig Beach empire.
“I love Matt and Shane and the rest of the gang at Pig Beach. It’s not Father’s Day for me and my family if I’m not chowing down on some Pig Beach BBQ. Now, with this book, every day can be a Pig Beach Father’s Day. You’re welcome, America.” -Al Roker, Weatherman/Co-Anchor on NBC’s Today Show “Shane McBride and Matt Abdoo have Pitmastery as their destiny. They’re not only true wizards of deliciousness, but through the wildly successful Pig Beach restaurants, we can all have a blast eating their food. I can now begin my journey as their student by diving into their long-anticipated cookbook. My coals are lit!” -John Markus, Emmy-winning writer, Co-creator BBQ Pitmasters “Pig Beach is what happens when two of the brightest culinary minds trade their starched white chefs’ coats for baggy pants and sandals. Relax and let them share their inventive and inspiring knowledge of live fire, food, and flavor with you. Welcome to their Beach!” -Chris Lilly, Pitmaster & partner Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q “Shane McBride and Matt Abdoo are two of the best chefs I know. Their passion for cooking with fire coupled with their immense culinary talents quickly put Pig Beach on the bbq map. Pig Beach BBQ Cookbook shows how talented these two pitmasters are.” -Tuffy Stone, Chef, Pitmaster, and Author —