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Ribs, Chops, Steaks, & Wings

A guide to the basics of preparing meat outdoors or in your kitchen, plus forty-four easy and delicious recipes for everyone’s favorite cuts.

Start out with some lip-smackin’ ribs, from Old-School Southern Barbecued Spare Ribs that are fall-off-the-bone tender to the sweet-savory combo found in the Apricot-Glazed Baby Back Ribs. Move on to chops that will really grow your appreciation for “steak’s little brother.” Make classic Grilled Veal Chops Oscar or Pork Tenderloin Medallion Chops Wrapped in Bacon with an Apple Glaze for a romantic dinner. Try one of the new preparations for steaks of all kinds—whether you’re cooking up a filet, skirt, flank, or even a tuna steak. And grilled wings are always a crowd-pleaser, from Turkey Wings Parmigiana—perfect for your next Super Bowl Party—to the irresistible Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Wings.

Ray Lampe (a.k.a. Dr. BBQ) will walk you through the basics of how to light a grill and what tools are most handy when dealing with meat. Then graduate to using smoking chips and learn how they pair with the different cuts of meat. No grill? No problem! You can use an indoor broiler or a grill pan and still get great results. Choose the ideal rub, sauce, or salsa to season your beautifully charred ribs or wings, and even perfect your own Homemade Steak Sauce. Dr. BBQ also breaks down the different cuts and grades to help you pick out a great steak as well as your butcher does.

With the simple instructions and delicious recipes in Ribs, Chops, Steaks & Wings, you’ll be inspired to rub, slice, sear, and slather your way to your inner carnivore.

Ray Lampe, Leigh Beisch

Ray Lampe has been grilling professionally for over 20 years. He lives in Florida.Leigh Beisch is a San Francisco-based food photographer.

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