Bludso’s Bbq Cookbook : A Family Affair In Smoke And Soul by Kevin Bludso
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JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER – This is authentic Texas barbeque done right: a heartfelt journey into the world of slow cooking, flavored with the essence of family and tradition. Offering a tantalizing array of 75 recipes and captivating stories, Kevin Bludso, the founder of renowned Bludso’s BBQ based in Los Angeles, takes readers on a culinary adventure like no other.
ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: Praised by The New York Times, Bon Appétit, and the Los Angeles Times, Kevin Bludso’s background is an intriguing blend of influences. Raised in Compton, California, with a mother who supported the Black Panther movement and a father who served as a police officer, he found a sanctuary in Corsicana, Texas, during his summers. It was there that he learned the secrets of barbeque, toiling tirelessly under the scorching Texan sun at his grandmother’s legendary BBQ joint.
In 2008, Kevin realized his dream and opened his own Bludso’s BBQ stand in the heart of Compton. From this humble beginning, his passion for barbeque has blossomed, leading to the establishment of multiple locations across California, Texas, and even Australia. Within the pages of this candid and captivating cookbook, Kevin generously imparts his wealth of knowledge on all things barbeque, from selecting and seasoning the perfect pit to choosing the finest cuts of brisket, ribs, and sausages. Alongside, he shares an assortment of mouthwatering rubs and sauces to complement your creations.
But this book goes beyond mere recipes, sharing the essence of Kevin’s family and community. It serves as both a window into the often misunderstood city of Compton and a testament to Kevin’s unwavering dedication to empowering and nourishing his own community through the art of barbeque. Packed with seventy-five delicious recipes, the book presents a feast for the senses, featuring delectable main dishes such as BBQ Lamb Leg, Spicy Curried Oxtails, Buffalo Rib Tips, Blackened Catfish, and Grilled Mojo Shrimp.
Of course, no barbeque is complete without delectable sides, and Kevin does not disappoint. He offers recipes for Creole Cabbage, Pinto Beans, and Down Home Mac & Cheese, providing the perfect accompaniments to your barbeque feast. And let’s not forget dessert! Indulge in tantalizing treats such as Mom’s Banana Pudding, Buttermilk Pie, and Kevin’s signature Hennessy on the Rocks, all beautifully captured in mouthwatering photographs.
Welcome to Bludso’s BBQ Cookbook, a story that transcends the culinary realm. It encapsulates Kevin’s deeply personal journey of family, food, and the realization that following your passion often leads you right back where you belong.
Bludso’s BBQ Cookbook Signing and New Pavilion Opening – May 22nd
You’re invited to join us for a delightful culinary experience. In this article, we have the pleasure of introducing you to the talented individuals who have crafted the scrumptious dishes awaiting you. Please hold your applause until we have introduced each of them:
Firstly, we have the versatile and skilled Rasheed Phillips, a chef who can do it all. Next, let’s not forget Joey Victoria, a culinary maestro hailing from Texas. And speaking of Texas, we also have the talented Camara Chambers, who will be tantalizing your taste buds with her incredible creations.
Now, onto the reason we have all gathered here today – to celebrate a true culinary pioneer, the one and only Mr. Cleveland. We are here to honor him and his extraordinary book signing event. Let us give him a warm round of applause.
Before we continue, Mr. Cleveland would like to express his gratitude to all of his friends, family, and local supporters who have gathered here tonight. He is deeply grateful for your presence and hopes you enjoy the delicious food that our amazing chefs have been tirelessly preparing for the past 72 hours.
In particular, Mr. Cleveland would like to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of our incredible staff, who have persevered through these challenging times to bring you the finest cuisine and service. Despite the difficulties posed by the pandemic, their commitment to excellence has made tonight’s event feel almost normal.
We are truly humbled by your support and appreciate each and every one of you. As we move forward, we look forward to unforgettable summer nights spent together. Get ready for an incredible evening!