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Today we continue the countdown of the Most Influential People in BBQ with the 24th Most Influential Person in BBQ. Coming in as the 24th Most Influential Person in BBQ is owner of Daisy May’s BBQ in New York City, co-owner with Jamie Oliver of Barbecoa in London and author of countless barbecue cookbooks, Adam Perry Lang.


Adam Perry Lang

Lang’s inventive nature and playfulness over the grill is redefining the way we approach live fire cooking. He is in many ways to barbecue and grilling what Wylie Dufresne is to molecular gastronome. His blending of old school techniques with innovation is creating new cooking styles and dishes that had never been attempted over live fire before. Perhaps the best example of this comes from the recipes that populate his 2012 book Charred and Scruffed, a must have for any serious griller. While you’re stocking your bookshelf you might as well pick up his 2013 re-release, Serious Barbecue, which has some seriously good recipes in it!

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and trained in some of the top kitchens in the world including Le Cirque an Daniel in New York City and Guy Savoy in France, Lang has a culinary pedigree that few, or more likely no one else has in the world of barbecue. Being pulled by his love of barbecue Lang opened his first restaurant, Daisy May’s BBQ in New York City becoming a trailblazer for the dozens of current pitmasters that now own urban barbecue joints. In 2010 Lang partnered with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to open Barbecoa in London.

A confirmation of Lang’s barbecue chops and additional certification of his being a major player in the world of barbecue came at the 2013 American Royal where he was inducted into the National Barbecue Hall of Fame.

On December 9th we’ll unveil the 23rd Most Influential Person in BBQ. We’ll unveil a new member of our Most Influential Person in BBQ List  each day through the end of the year and we’ll crown The Most Influential Person in BBQ on Tuesday, December 31st.

To date we’ve announced the 25th Most Influential Person in BBQ.

25th – Ronnie Cates, Smoke on the Water Productions

Will you make the list? Will someone you find deserving fall short of the top 25? Will you disagree with someone listed in the top 25? Check the Pork Barrel BBQ Blog daily now through December 31 and contribute to the discussion by adding comments to each days post!

Who is the most Influential Person in BBQ? Find out on December 31, 2013 when we reveal the Most Influential Person in BBQ.