Originally Posted by Whiskadoodle
Greg-- I looked at Steven Raichlen's website BBQU and I thought this used to be more extensive. Maybe some of his recipes are moved over to his new website that coincides with his current Tv program. I also thought there used to be a reader's forum, similar to DC. I didn't see that just now. BUT this does remind me to look at some other grilling/ bbq forums for ideas. Like should I use the same favorite buttermilk biscuit recipe I bake in the oven, or should I add more fat or liquid or whateveror tweak it for outdoor cooking.
I probably will indeed do this just for fun, and convenience, this summer. I also copied a Lavash recipe the other day. I've never made this, but it looks conducive to cooking directly on the grates. Anyway, thanks for the further ideas.
It's quite possible that Raichlin has reorganized some of his Internet material (or even removed it). If he had a forum site perhaps it was too much drain on his personal time. Remember that we
are enthusiasts while he
is a professional (a very enthusiastic one from the looks of his recipes) and I'm sure he has to pay attention to getting the best income from his profession and from expenditure of his time.
Most of my familiarity from him is not the Internet. I've rarely looked at any of his Internet material and only when I'm sharing it with others like our present discussion. I've seen 3-4 of his seasons on PBS TV and he's really piqued my interest in barbecuing and smoking. I was interested enough to buy three of his books: Barbecue Bible
, BBQ USA
and Planet Barbecue!
He has several others but the material in just these three books is more than enough to keep me occupied for years. (I whole heartedly recommend all three of these books. If I were to lose any of them I would without a doubt buy new copies. They are part of my permanent collection.)
As far as your buttermilk biscuits I think you might be better off cooking something more bread-like, or cooking them in a skillet while you're grilling something else, or you could even use just a sheet of aluminum foil to keep them from sticking to the grill or sagging. Spray the foil first with a vegetable oil spray but do it away from the barbecue because that spray is flammable.
I don't recall exactly which of Raichlen's bread recipes I cooked (a pita like bread) but it was easy and came out tasting really good. My books are in storage or I'd look it up. I think all three of the books I have include some bread recipes and other side dishes. In fact he makes the point often on his show that barbecuing is not just for meats.