About the Series
Great Chefs, Great Specials
The Great Chefs specials are each one hour long collections and tributes to the greatest recipes of each disc. Enjoy a full hour of quality recipes and cooking programs for our famed series.
What You’ll Get
Great Chefs – Great BBQ DVD
One of America’s most original foods ‚ B-B-Q (or, if you prefer, barbecue or “Bar-B-Q”) ‚ gets the Great Chefs treatment in a one-hour video, GREAT CHEFS, GREAT B-B-Q. The video comes packed with its own recipe booklet for $19.95, and is available at video stores or directly from Great Chefs at 1-800-321-1499.
GREAT CHEFS ‚ GREAT B-B-Q is straight from the producers of the acclaimed GREAT CHEFS… national television series. And like all of the GREAT CHEFS… shows it goes right into the kitchens. Except in this case that often means right into the pits, and even right into the woodpile, because the type of wood and the control of the fire are two of the great secrets to incredible barbecue.
“Barbecue” shouldn’t be confused with mere “grilling,” although the word gets thrown around a lot when people talk about cooking outdoors. Real barbecue usually means meat, pork or beef, shoulder or ribs‚ slow-cooked with or without a sauce or “rub.” The result is extraordinarily tender and flavorful, served sliced, “pulled” (torn apart), on a bun or just ready to eat with the fingers.
GREAT CHEFS, GREAT B-B-Q will appeal to everyone who’s ever tasted barbecue or ribs and wondered how that flavor develops. The program visits B-B-Q spots from Kansas City to Memphis, Texas to Alabama to uncover the secrets. While woods and charcoal used in the pits varies, the distance between the fire and the meat varies, and the cuts and treatment of the meats vary, the basic concept of slow cooking with seasonings over a smoky fire remains. The accompanying recipe booklet gives some recipes for such things as rubs and sauces, but also gives recipes for the accompaniments, things like Lemon Ice Box Pie, Hot German Potato Salad, and Onion Rings. It also goes further afield to such grilled delights as Cajun Pork Roast, Chinese Chicken Wings, Grilled Vegetarian Delight, and Seafood Kabobs.
GREAT CHEFS, GREAT B-B-Q isn’t content to just show how the best barbecuers do it. The program continues with popular side dishes and an international touch, a German mustard sauce, a Hawaiian sauce and a Chinese marinade.
GREAT CHEFS, GREAT B-B-Q is a production of Great Chefs Television in New Orleans; John Shoup, executive producer, and John Beyer, writer/director. It is distributed internationally.
4th of July fireworks and BBQ!
Narrated by Tennessee Ernie Ford. Barbecue hot spots (not covered in the Great Southern Barbecue DVD), restaurants, cook-offs, and contests are the setting as chefs show how to season and smoke a Texas brisket, and grill Cajun pork just like Eddie Prudhomme´s family. You´ll step backstage at the country´s best barbecue spots. 60 minutes.