Book Review: John Willingham's World Champion Bar-B-Q
John Willingham's World Champion Bar-B-Q
William Morrow and Company, Inc
I've been looking over some of my old cookbooks and just reread a classic. John Willingham's World Champion Bar-B-Q was published back in 1996 and I have a first edition of the book. This book is filled with authentic barbeque recipes and techniques. John Willingham was/is the holder of the most barbecue cooking awards and according to the William Morrow website: "John Willingham is the most acclaimed Bar-B-Q chef in the world. A Memphis native, he has created his own line of sauces, rubs, and marinades and invented the famous W'ham Turbo Cooker."
I highly recommend this book for anyone getting started in the world of barbeque. Some of his recipes and techniques will seem odd to a new chef, but trust me, he's on the money. He covers all the categories for a KCBS contest and provides easy and tasty recipes for appetizers to desserts.
If you would like to read his recipe for Jailbird Ribs, click here. In my next blog entry I'll talk about his recipe for championship brisket and my attempt to cook it.