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May 19, 2010 05:28 AM

BBQ Cooking Classes? [Moved from Home Cooking board]

We have a great new BBQ but sadly we need (ok my husband needs) lessons. I googled and cannot find any places that teach bbqing. Anyone have any ideas?

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  1. If there is a Sur La Table near you, find out if they have classes. I have there latest catalog and they do have some grilling classes. Unfortunately, not all locations offer cooking classes. Another thing you might try is videos on YouTube, in case you can't find any classes locally. There are several good BBQ websites, too.

    I learned (and am still learning) by books and trial and error. Jamie Purviance and Steven Raichlen would be authors to check out. BTW, what kind of BBQ did you get?

    1. Sur La Table is not in Canada. But boy do I wish they were. Have Steven Raichlen's books but sometimes learning by watching is so much better. The You Tube idea is a great one. I learned a lot about working with phyllo dough that way. Thanks!
      We got a Napolean BBQ. Its great.

      1. There are BBQ /smoking class at Buster Rhino's in Whitby and Diva Q also does these.

        Buster Rhino's
        2001 Thickson Rd S, Whitby, ON L1N, CA

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        1. re: LUV_TO_EAT

          And Diva Q's link would be I am not sure when her next class is - the people I know that took it enjoyed it.

        2. Hi...are you talking grilling or low and slow smoking? I have bought an online book which really brought up my game in low and slow..if interested I can tell you the name. They also have a website where I pay monthly for new tips. This is mostly aimed at competition BBQ but for backyard it took me from average to very good. Teaches you how to cook brisket, ribs, chicken and pork butt.