Writer Steven Raichlan of The Barbecue Bible website - Biography

New York , NY

January 2011

Steven Raichlen is a multi-award-winning writer, journalist, and television host often acknowledged as the man who reinvented barbecue. His internationally bestselling books include Planet Barbecue, The Barbecue Bible, and How to Grill. Five of his books have won James Beard awards, and three have received awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. His popular Barbecue University and Primal Grill TV shows air on PBS, and he has a French language grilling show called Le Maitre du Grill on the French-Canadian food network, Zeste food.

Raichlen is the founder of Barbecue University, a unique school at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs offering three-day intensive courses on live-fire cooking that has been profiled in Travel & Leisure, Esquire, and Forbes. He also battled and defeated Iron Chef Rokusbura Michiba in a “Battle of the Barbecue Gods” on Japanese television. He recently published his first novel, a foodie love story set on Martha’s Vineyard called Island Apart. He lives with his wife, Barbara, in Miami, Florida.