Steven Raichlen is a multi-award winning author, journalist, and television host. His best-selling books and his Public Television shows—Primal Grill and Barbecue University—have redefined American barbecue. Raichlen’s 29 books include the international bestsellers The Barbecue Bible and How to Grill and the comprehensive Planet Barbecue, published by Workman Publishing. His work appears in major food and travel magazines worldwide and his books have been translated into 15 languages.
Raichlen founded Barbecue University, which takes place at the luxurious Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs. He has lectured on the history of barbecue at the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the National Press Club. His is the creator of the Best of Barbecue and Planet Barbecue line of grilling accessories. He holds a degree in French literature from Reed College and hosts a French language TV show called Le Maitre du Grill. Raichlen studied medieval cooking in Europe on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and was the recipient of a Fulbright. His web site is ww.barbecuebible.com.