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The Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook

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I recently received a copy of “The Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook” from Ulysses Press. Written by California resident Peter Jautaikis, pitmaster of, the illustrated 180 page hard cover book has a bevy of recipes – appetizers, poultry, red meat, pork, seafood, “extras” and brines and rubs. A lot of the recipes are classic barbecue and grilling fare – ATBs, bacon-wrapped asparagus, spatchcocked chicken, brisket and ribs – but the book includes some non-traditional and interesting recipes as well.

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The Smoking Bacon & Hog Cookbook: Review

In Book Reviews, Reviews by Mark MaskerLeave a Comment

Y’all know I loves me the bacon. I cure five or six of flavors of my own of the stuff. Now imagine my glee when I opened the mailbox and found a review copy of The Smoking Bacon & Hog Cookbook. Much like the animal that sacrifices itself for my cured pork fix, I squealed. Only with joy instead stark of terror. That’s an important distinction. What’s more important is the book’s treatment of one of the holiest of holies in the meat world: bacon. This book is as much about curing bacon as it is cooking with it.