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Pitt Cue Co. - The Cookbook
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 9 September 2013
After finally deciding to shun gas barbecues in favour of teaching myself how to cook 'low and slow' properly with coals, I plumped for a couple of different books to help get me on my way. If you've been to Pitt Cue Co you'll know what to expect from this - a lot of pork, slightly British takes on proper American BBQ, and a love of vinegary pickles and slaws. The recipes are superb (the pulled pork blows my old recipes out of the water), although be warned that 'low and slow' is just that (slow), there are very few direct grill meat recipes in the book (although the few there are, e.g. the devilled chicken thighs, are sublime).

As good as the food recipes are, the book has three more (arguably as useful) strings to its bow - the theory, the sauces, and the cocktails. The theory of indirect grilling is laid out much clearer for (more or less) beginners than anything else I've read, and vastly improved my slow cooked large joints. The sauces and sides are suitably varied and in some places pretty unique (picked watermelon rind anyone?), and the cocktails will get any fan of whisky cocktails salivating, including various options for the epic pickleback.

Highly recommended for any barbecue fan if you're after something slightly different to the usual faire. I can highly recommend Ray Lampe's "Slow Fire" as an accompanying bible, mainly as it has the greatest dry ribs I've ever experienced...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 30 May 2014
Don't waste your money on the Kindle edition, buy that hardcover. In Kindle there is no contents and no index pages. I was so disappointed I had to buy the Hardcover version as well so bought same book twice. Amazon sort out these dreadful Kindle copies, I don't expect to have to buy a book twice.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This is an interesting book - a bit of all sorts, from the menu list of Pitt Cue, which started as a superior burger van, of sorts. The recipes are of interest if you have the means to smoke food - get a smoker, or build one - seemingly everyone is doing it: this might seem like a bit of a fad, but the menus for food, drinks, relishes and sauces, etc. are genuinely interesting and the book, overall, is novel and a cut above many more conventional cookery books you can buy and reflects the drive and passion of the people who created it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 October 2014
A great selection of dishes, but they are all fairly daunting - requiring a lot of time and preparation to pull off.

The food is good, but personally speaking I think that Pitt Cue (speaking of both the teeny Soho restaurant and this book) are a little bit foofy when it comes to barbecue... and a little overhyped.

For me, good barbecue should be relatively simple (in terms of both preparation and ingredients) and should focus on delivering big, bold flavours. In trying to go upmarket, Pitt Cue seems to have lost a little bit of the soul of barbecue food. It you have ever been fortunate enough to try anything from London street food legend SmokeStak, you will know what I mean.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 July 2014
Truly a beautiful book to have on your bookshelf. The pictures alone are worth it. However, whilst I found this a great read, I found most of the recipes called for very difficult to get items, with no suggested alternatives. I think if you were in the food industry, it may be easier to find them, but most ordinary folk will struggle.
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I have bought a few books for BBQ inspiration, and I'm always trawling the internet looking for an idea I implement. Based on their highly rated eaterie just behind Carnaby Street (Newburgh Street, London W1), I think it's safe to say that these guys have pushed the boundaries and have created a book for the purists to try at home.

Luckily enough there is enough content for those that do not have the time or the inclination to try the more advanced options such as brining before BBQ. If, while trying to BBQ, you find that all you can manage is badly cooked value sausage then leave this book alone. If you want to know what you should be doing or you are looking for an all encompassing BBQ book which tells you everything from the secrets of meat through to brine, rubs, pickles and drinks to name a few subjects then, for the price of a half decent bottle of red, this is the one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 July 2014
Bought this as a treat for my partner - lovely looking hardback. Only had a flick through once so far but there are some amazing recipes, sauces, and rubs that we cannot wait to try! Plus the cocktail recipes look great! At £9.99 - fantastic value too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 April 2014
Absolutely love this book. So far I have made several of the sauces and rubs. The chocolate and peanut butter tart is to die for. I have recommended this book to all my Friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 May 2014
If you like to be a bit different or cutting edge on technique, then this is the book for you,, there are some fantastic recipes and ideas.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 11 August 2013
Have used this book for the first time this week to cater for son's birthday BBQ.
The recipes are quite involved but wow, are they good.

I made the chipotle ketchup, BBQ mayonnaise, barbeque sauce and house rub along with the mother sauce. Then went onto to the pulled pork and chicken wings recipe as drumsticks.

Made the peanut butter icecream. My only mistake was making one quantity of the recipe as I had to make a second it was sooo good.

very little left overs after the BBQ.
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