Steven Raichlen - today we continue the countdown of the Most Influential People in BBQ with the 11th most influential person in BBQ. Coming in as the 11th Most Influential Person in BBQ is cookbook author, host of TV’s Primal Grill and dean of Barbecue University, Steven Raichlen.
Raichlen is the most prolific author of BBQ themed cookbooks and one of the most prolific hosts of BBQ themed cooking shows. His influence on the backyard BBQer can't be understated as his books have been purchased by millions of readers and his shows have been watched by millions of viewers. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Raichlen's efforts is to educate the American pitmaster and grillmaster on the art of BBQ as it is practiced around the world. His book Planet Barbecue and television show Primal Grill focuses on live fire cooking methods, tips and recipes from around the world.
Raicheln has educated hundreds of students at his very popular Barbecue University, which just announced it's 2014 dates at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, CO. He also has a very successful line of commercial BBQ products that range from sauces and rubs to grill brushes and knives. As long as Raicheln is writing books, hosting cooking shows and teaching BBQ classes he will continue to be one of BBQ's most influential people.