BBQ tips and dishes from around the world

Tis the season for BBQ. Thanks to the new book from Steven Raichlen, renowned American BBQ master, teacher and author, you can learn 309 recipes from 60 countries for how to grill your summer dishes with cloth, pine needles, a shovel and much more.

Planet Barbecue!: 309 Recipes, 60 Countries ($22.95/€18.58), an original book that delves into barbecuing and its international culture, was published in May and The Epi-log, the food news and review blog of, posted recipes and must-read sections on May 18 for both novice and advanced grillers.

Each recipe can be prepared over a fire and the book is packed with vivid images and complementary side dishes. Here is a list of some recipes that you will find inside the book:

 - Lemongrass-Grilled Beef with Noodles and Salad ( Bo Bun) from Vietnam

 - South African Shish Kebabs ( Sosaties, a Cape Malay meat dish)

 - Quail "Kabanchik" Grilled in the Style of the Republic of Georgia

 - Tandoori Grilled Kingfish from New Delhi, India

 - Mussels Grilled on Pine Needles ( Eclade de Moules) from the Charantes region, France

 - Pork shoulder with garlic and oregano, baste it with annatto oil, and spit-roast it ( Lechon Asado) from the countryside of Puerto Rico

 - Pork steaks seasoned with nutmeg and grilled over a low, smoky fire ( Spiessbraten) from Germany.

 - Grilled sliced pork belly ( Sam Gyeop Sal) from Seoul, South Korea

 - Butterflied pork loin stuffed with ham, cheese, bacon, and peppers ( Bandiola) from Montevideo, Uruguay

 - Pork kebabs with dried apricots and curry ( Sosaties) from Cape Town, South Africa,

 - Lamb on a Shovel from Australia

 - Salt-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Grilled in Cloth ( Lomo al Trapo) from Bogota, Columbia 

Raichlen has also posted three recipes on Epicurious to try:

Grilled Chicken (Mann Oena K'tem Sor, Marech) from Cambodia

"Volcano" Tuna from Guam:

Smoke-Roasted Apples with Japanese Sweet Bean Paste from Japan

In case you are feeling like making some mak kimchi to go with your BBQ, you may want to check out the new iPad app from Maangchi's, a Korean food blog and vlog in English, which launched on May 11. It is available for €0.79 via the iTunes store.

To get a copy of the book, go to:

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