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Barbecue Secrets DELUXE!
The very best recipes, tips & tricks from a barbecue champion

Barbecue Secrets DELUXE!Published in May 2009
Whitecap Books
$29.95 soft cover
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“Every experienced backyard cook knows that thicker and juicier is better, and this volume is no exception. Packed with sizzling stories from Ron's time on the international barbecue circuit, comprehensive lists of must-have equipment and even music recommendations, Barbecue Secrets DELUXE! is guaranteed to take your grilling experience to a whole 'nuther level.”
- Whitecap Books
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“Stuffed with detailed information and guidelines on how to grill, barbecue and plank most anything.”
- Ron Eade, Ottawa Citizen

“Praise the Lord and pass the barbecued food. What better way to christen the season than with the long-awaited Barbeque Secrets Deluxe! cookbook from Whitecap .. The recipes are so friendly and easy to work with, loaded with lots of variations for all kinds of meats, veggies, salads, desserts and drinks...Trust me. It's the best $30 you'll ever spend.”
- Donna Gray, Calgary Herald

The Barbecue Secrets DELUXE! BBQ Tweet Contest winners

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Planking Secrets - How to grill with wooden planks for unbeatable barbecue flavor

Image - cover of Planking SecretsPublished in May 2006
Whitecap Books
$19.95 soft cover
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Everything you need to know about the art of grilling on a plank

Planking Secrets is a guide to planking, the hottest new trend in backyard grilling. It is the best and most practical, step-by-step guide to this ancient cooking technique using modern grilling equipment. This comprehensive cookbook features more than 100 recipes including tantalizing appetizers and side dishes, meaty main courses, and delicious desserts:

  • classic cedar-planked salmon
  • maple-planked pork loin
  • planked swordfish kebabs
  • planked pears with an ice wine reduction.

The book also includes:

  • Plank-cooked menus for any occasion
  • The history and lore of plank cooking
  • Music to plank by
  • Contact information for good quality cooking planks

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Barbecue Secrets: Unbeatable Recipes, Tips & Tricks from a Barbecue Champion

Image - cover of Barbecue SecretsPublished in May 2004
Whitecap Books
$24.95 soft cover
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Barbecue is not just a way to cook; it's a way of life. It's about good times with family and friends enhanced by fresh air, warm temperatures, smoke, and mouth-wateringly delicious food.

International barbecue champion Ron "Rockin’ Ronnie" Shewchuk shares:

  • more than 100 recipes for marinades, rubs, sauces, side dishes, and drinks. Try the classic Real Barbecued Ribs, or surprise your guests with creative yet simple Asian, Mediterranean or Southwestern style dishes.
  • hilarious anecdotes, historical facts and the inside scoop on the competitive barbecue circuit.
  • a list of the best music to listen to while you barbecue!

Loaded with tips on buying the best barbecue gear, grilling techniques, ingredients and seasonings, Barbecue Secrets will help you (and your friends and family) enjoy cooking delicious, healthy foods outdoors. So, get a jump on the season, fire up the grill and get ready to become a champion in your own backyard!

Here's an excerpt:

"We call what we do a championship, but it's the only competition where the event and the tailgate party are exactly the same thing. Even so-called sports like curling and darts don't count cribbage boards as standard equipment. And even though we're all "competing," what we're really doing is what we love ­ cooking and eating barbecue. Once you have had one aromatic, succulent, deeply satisfying bite of real barbecue, fresh out of the cooker, your life has permanently changed. To taste a perfectly cooked slice of brisket, or to experience the texture of pulled pork, piled high on a fluffy white bun, drizzled with vinegary sauce and topped with crunchy, sweet coleslaw, or to bite into a rib and feel the tender meat come gently off the bone as you taste the tangy, salty, sweet, savory pork, is just one step short of heaven. And when you can claim that you not only cook barbecue, but cook the best barbecue, you are not just a winner but a culinary demi-god, bringing a greasy nirvana within reach of those around you."

Barbecue Secrets Sample recipes


Where to buy in stores in Vancouver and Calgary:

In Vancouver:
Barbara-Jo’s Books To Cooks 1128 Mainland St
Vancouver BC
1-866-688-6744 or

#3, 555 W 12 Ave
Vancouver BC

A Cook’s Tools & Techniques #250, 16 St
West Vancouver BC
Johnstone’s Barbecues and Parts

165 Pemberton Ave
North Vancouver BC

32 Books Company 3185 Edgemont Boulevard
Edgemont Village
North Vancouver
In Calgary:    
The Cookbook Company

722 - 11 Ave SW
Calgary AB

or 403-265-6066
Barbecues Galore 3505 Edmonton Tr NE
Calgary AB

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