Author, journalist, television host, lecturer, and novelist, Steven Raichlen wrote the award-winning international blockbusters, The Barbecue Bible, How To Grill, and Planet Barbecue (Workman Publishing). His 30 books (two of them million + bestsellers) and Public Television shows—Primal Grill, Barbecue University, and the new Project Smoke—have redefined modern American barbecue. (He also hosts two French language TV shows—Le Maitre du Grill and La Tag Barbecue.) Raichlen’s books have won 5 James Beard Awards and 3 IACP-Julia Child Awards and been translated into 17 languages. He also battled—and defeated—an Iron Chef on Japanese television. Raichlen has lectured on the history of barbecue at the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University, and founded Barbecue University at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs. An award-winning journalist, he has written for The New York Times, Esquire, GQ, and all the major food magazines. Raichlen holds a degree in French literature from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and studied medieval cooking in Europe on a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship.