Raichlen is a world-renowned author, journalist, television host, lecturer and
novelist. He wrote the award-winning international blockbusters The Barbecue Bible, How To Grill and Planet
Barbecue (Workman Publishing). His 30 books (two of them million +
bestsellers) and public television shows — “Primal Grill,” “Barbecue
University,” and the new “Project Smoke” — have redefined modern American
barbecue. He also hosts two French language barbecue shows — “Le Maitre du
Grill” and “La Tag Barbecue.” Steven’s books have won five James Beard Awards
and three IACP — Julia Child Awards and have been translated into 17 languages.
has competed against — and defeated — an Iron Chef on Japanese television. He
has lectured on the history of barbecue at the Smithsonian Institution and
Harvard University, and he founded “Barbecue University” at The Broadmoor
Resort in Colorado Springs. He has written for The New York Times, Esquire, GQ, and all the major food magazines. Steven
holds a degree in French literature from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and
studied medieval cooking in Europe on a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship.