Steven Raichlen

Location: Miami, Florida

Steven Raichlen is an award-winning culinary writer, lecturer, and TV host. Considered the foremost authority on modern barbecue, he has published 32 books, including international bestsellers The Barbecue Bible, How to Grill, Planet Barbecue, Project Smoke, and The Brisket Chronicles. Raichlen has hosted popular TV shows in the U.S. and abroad, such as Project Fire, Project Smoke, Primal Grill, and Barbecue University on American Public Television, Le Maitre du Grill and Les Incontournables du BBQ in France, and Steven Raichlen Grills Italy on the Gambero Rosso network.


Steve Raichlen trained at Le Cordon Bleu and La Varenne cooking schools in Paris and has spent the majority of his professional career as a writer, publishing his first cookbook in 1986. He has won the James Beard Award five times and the IACP Julia Child Award three times for his work. Other accolades include being named Bon Appetit's "Cooking Teacher of the Year" in 2003 and induction into the Barbecue Hall of Fame in 2015. In addition to Food & Wine, Raichlen has written for The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Bon Appetit, and Esquire, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Today Show, CBS This Morning, Discovery Channel, and CNN. He is also the founder of Barbecue University, a three-day intensive live-fire cooking program at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. 


Steven Raichlen holds a bachelor of arts in French Literature from Reed College. He studied medieval cooking in Europe on a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship. 

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