Rodney Scott's World of BBQ: Recipes and Perspectives from the Legendary Pitmaster by Rodney Scott and Lolis Eric Elie

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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Grills & BBQ; How to...; Sauces for meat; Main course; Thanksgiving; Cooking for a crowd; Christmas; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: whole hog; distilled white vinegar; lemons; pepper; ground cayenne pepper; dried red pepper flakes; sugar; oak wood
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    • Ingredients: barbecue spice mix; beef rib-eye roast; distilled white vinegar; lemons; pepper; ground cayenne pepper; dried red pepper flakes; sugar; wood of your choice
    • Accompaniments: Loaded potatoes
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    • Ingredients: pork spareribs; barbecue spice mix; distilled white vinegar; lemons; pepper; ground cayenne pepper; dried red pepper flakes; sugar
    • Accompaniments: Kathy's sweet sauce
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Grills & BBQ; Sandwiches & burgers; Sauces for meat; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: barbecue spice mix; beef rib-eye roast; distilled white vinegar; lemons; pepper; ground cayenne pepper; dried red pepper flakes; sugar; wood of your choice; yellow onions; white American cheese; potato rolls; mayonnaise; iceberg lettuce; tomatoes
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Sandwiches & burgers; Sauces, general; Main course; American
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; barbecue spice mix; ground beef chuck; jalapeño chiles; cheddar cheese; white American cheese; potato rolls; thick-cut bacon; mayonnaise; sweet pickle relish; apple cider vinegar; tomato ketchup; Worcestershire sauce; hot sauce; chili powder; black peppercorns; mustard powder; ground cayenne pepper; ranch dressing; distilled white vinegar; dried red pepper flakes
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    • Ingredients: barbecue spice mix; pork T-bone steaks; distilled white vinegar; lemons; pepper; ground cayenne pepper; dried red pepper flakes; sugar
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Grills & BBQ; Quick / easy; Main course
    • Ingredients: fish fillets; barbecue spice mix; butter; honey
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Grills & BBQ; Main course
    • Ingredients: whole chicken; lemons; black peppercorns; oregano sprigs; thyme sprigs; rosemary sprigs
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Grills & BBQ; Sauces for poultry; Main course
    • Ingredients: turkey breast; barbecue spice mix; distilled white vinegar; lemons; pepper; ground cayenne pepper; dried red pepper flakes; sugar; wood of your choice
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Grills & BBQ; Sauces for poultry; Main course; Thanksgiving; Cooking for a crowd; Christmas
    • Ingredients: whole turkey; barbecue spice mix; distilled white vinegar; lemons; pepper; ground cayenne pepper; dried red pepper flakes; sugar
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course
    • Ingredients: chicken wings; barbecue spice mix; canola oil
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Grills & BBQ; Sauces for poultry; Main course
    • Ingredients: wood of your choice; whole chicken; barbecue spice mix; distilled white vinegar; lemons; pepper; ground cayenne pepper; dried red pepper flakes; sugar
    • Accompaniments: Rodney's white barbecue sauce
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; American South
    • Ingredients: celery; green bell peppers; yellow onions; garlic; canned stewed tomatoes; barbecue spice mix; chicken stock; short-grain rice; smoked chicken; scallions
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Fried doughs; Main course
    • Ingredients: barbecue spice mix; whole chicken; all-purpose flour; black peppercorns; canola oil
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Main course
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; MSG; black peppercorns; ground cayenne pepper; catfish fillets; vegetable oil; fine cornmeal
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    • Categories: Sauces for meat; Breakfast / brunch; Lunch; Main course; American South
    • Ingredients: milk; stone-ground grits; butter; cheddar cheese; hot sauce; pulled pork; distilled white vinegar; lemons; pepper; ground cayenne pepper; dried red pepper flakes; sugar; fried pork rinds
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Grills & BBQ; Appetizers / starters; American South
    • Ingredients: wood of your choice; barbecue spice mix; celery; scallions; mayonnaise; lemons; toast points; catfish fillets
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Appetizers / starters; Mexican
    • Ingredients: fried pork rinds; cheddar cheese; barbecued pork; scallions; sour cream; thick-cut bacon; tomato ketchup; apple cider vinegar; hot sauce; black peppercorns; mustard powder; dried red pepper flakes; chili powder
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; American South
    • Ingredients: sharp cheddar cheese; cream cheese; mayonnaise; jarred pimentos; barbecue spice mix; mustard powder; onion powder; fried pork rinds
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Side dish; Summer; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: tomatoes; sweet onions; basil; barbecue spice mix; distilled white vinegar; lemons; pepper; ground cayenne pepper; dried red pepper flakes; sugar
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: distilled white vinegar; lemons; pepper; ground cayenne pepper; dried red pepper flakes; sugar; store-cupboard ingredients
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Side dish; American
    • Ingredients: iceberg lettuce; thick-cut bacon; scallions; barbecue spice mix; cherry tomatoes; mayonnaise; sweet pickle relish; tomato ketchup; apple cider vinegar; hot sauce; black peppercorns; mustard powder; dried red pepper flakes; chili powder; distilled white vinegar; lemons; ground cayenne pepper; pepper; sugar
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; American; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: barbecue spice mix; mayonnaise; sweet pickle relish; tomato ketchup; apple cider vinegar; hot sauce; black peppercorns; mustard powder; dried red pepper flakes; chili powder; distilled white vinegar; lemons; ground cayenne pepper; pepper; sugar
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Side dish; Cooking for a crowd; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: green cabbage; carrots; green bell peppers; mayonnaise; sweet pickle relish; black peppercorns; ground cayenne pepper
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Side dish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: red potatoes; mayonnaise; yellow mustard; distilled white vinegar; lemons; sweet pickle relish; black peppercorns; dried red pepper flakes; ground cayenne pepper; celery; red onions; hard-boiled eggs; barbecue spice mix
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Notes about this book

  • abrownb1 on July 02, 2021

    @FreshGuru he calls MSG Jesus Tears because it's so good!

  • FreshGuru on April 23, 2021

    The fried catfish recipe makes reference to MSG and then the words Jesus Tears see page 208. Now what does that mean?

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Roscoe's blueberry cornmeal pound cake

    • Deborah on April 05, 2021

      Looked this one up when I saw that the contributing chef is a contestant on the latest season of Top Chef. Haven't made it yet but definitely plan to do so this spring!

  • Macaroni and cheese

    • abrownb1 on July 06, 2021

      I was a little sceptical of the cream of chicken soup but call me a convert! Added a nice savory flavor that you can't quite put your finger on when eating. Seasonings were spot on as well as timing. Leftovers reheated well. Will definitely make again!

  • Smoked turkey breast

    • Baxter850 on July 04, 2021

      A touch dry and needs lots more salt. Would dry brine or inject next time. The skin doesn’t get crispy so either need to modify the prep or cook it without the skin.

  • Chicken perloo

    • Chefrhoxy on March 21, 2021

      Easy recipe with complex flavors. Added habanero powder for some heat. Used smoked pork instead of chicken. Will make again.

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Reviews about this book

  • ISBN 10 198482693X
  • ISBN 13 9781984826930
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  • Published Mar 16 2021
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 224
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Clarkson Potter

Publishers Text

In the first cookbook by a Black pitmaster, James Beard Award-winning chef Rodney Scott celebrates an incredible culinary legacy through his life story, family traditions, and unmatched dedication to his craft.

Rodney Scott was born with barbecue in his blood. He cooked his first whole hog, a specialty of South Carolina barbecue, when he was just eleven years old. At the time, he was cooking at Scott's Bar-B-Q, his family's barbecue spot in Hemingway, South Carolina. Now, four decades later, he owns one of the country's most awarded and talked-about barbecue joints, Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQ in Charleston.

In this cookbook, co-written by award-winning writer Lolis Eric Elie, Rodney spills what makes his pit-smoked turkey, barbecued spare ribs, smoked chicken wings, hush puppies, Ella's Banana Puddin', and award-winning whole hog so special. Moreover, his recipes make it possible to achieve these special flavors yourself, whether you're a barbecue pro or a novice. From the ins and outs of building your own pit to poignant essays on South Carolinian foodways and traditions, this stunningly photographed cookbook is the ultimate barbecue reference. It is also a powerful work of storytelling. In this modern American success story, Rodney details how he made his way from the small town where he worked for his father in the tobacco fields and in the smokehouse, to the sacrifices he made to grow his family's business, and the tough decisions he made to venture out on his own in Charleston.

Rodney Scott's World of BBQ is an uplifting story that speaks to how hope, hard work, and a whole lot of optimism built a rich celebration of his heritage--and of unforgettable barbecue



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