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Shiz-Nit
12-07-2012, 08:58 PM
The ballz meaning his cookbook.... Okay dont click out PLEASE just read. I use his cookbook all the time but not so much for comp bbq stuff just the cooks always turns out perfect down to the s'mores cake, as I do with Myrons cookbook as well for stuff like his slaw. I just wanted to ask why dont more teams that kick butt all the time do like myron and chris did and do a cookbook?

All these big name teams names like 3 Ezy, Diva Q, Pellet Envy, Swamp Boys, Johnny Trigg, Tuffy, Munchin Hoggs, Big Moe, Big Poppa, Plowboys, Dizzy Pig, Parrothead Smokers, Lotta Bull BBQ, Butcher BBQ, 4:20 Q, BIG T'Z Q CRU, SmokyOkie, Fatback Joe, Cosmos BBQ, Oak Ridge BBQ And my home town boyzzz the Warren Co. Pork Choppers as well as the Tarheel Smokers, QUAU and please dont be madd if your name is not listed cause there is several teams that can kick the aboves butt on any givin weekend.

Just wondering cause I respect Chris and Myron for doing so...

Rub
12-07-2012, 11:37 PM
Speaking for myself here... Chris has mad skills as an acomplished chef and has way more to offer than I do recipe-wise. Myron has got the tv notoriety plus MIM World Championships to his credit. I sure appreciate being mentioned in that group though. Maybe some day, it would be fun. :)

Sent from deep in the swamp from my htc using tapatalk.

PatioDaddio
12-08-2012, 12:37 AM
Cookbooks, and publishing in general is A LOT of work, and
thus a serious commitment. I've been doing some research
into the possibility of writing an e-cookbook, and it's pretty
daunting. Also, the royalties for traditional publishing are
slim.

Here Adam Corolla breaks it down.

Just my $0.02,
John

Rich Parker
12-08-2012, 10:09 AM
The ballz meaning his cookbook.... Okay dont click out PLEASE just read. I use his cookbook all the time but not so much for comp bbq stuff just the cooks always turns out perfect down to the s'mores cake, as I do with Myrons cookbook as well for stuff like his slaw. I just wanted to ask why dont more teams that kick butt all the time do like myron and chris did and do a cookbook?

All these big name teams names like 3 Ezy, Diva Q, Pellet Envy, Swamp Boys, Johnny Trigg, Tuffy, Munchin Hoggs, Big Moe, Big Poppa, Plowboys, Dizzy Pig, Parrothead Smokers, Lotta Bull BBQ, Butcher BBQ, 4:20 Q, BIG T'Z Q CRU, SmokyOkie, Fatback Joe, Cosmos BBQ, Oak Ridge BBQ And my home town boyzzz the Warren Co. Pork Choppers as well as the Tarheel Smokers, QUAU and please dont be madd if your name is not listed cause there is several teams that can kick the aboves butt on any givin weekend.

Just wondering cause I respect Chris and Myron for doing so...

I thought I heard an interview where Chris is coming out with another one. I might have it mixed up, maybe he can post and tell us.

Nature Boy
12-08-2012, 05:44 PM
Hey Shiz. I'm sure everyone has different reasons for not going down the road of publishing a book. Personally, running a business can be totally overwhelming at times, and writing a book takes time. A really good book like Chris Harts took a ton of effort, and it sure paid off in the final product. I think that for most of the folks on your list, it is probably a dream to write a book. For me, it is a dream to have the time to write a book!!

For now, we'll try and share our knowledge, experiences, and recipes through our website and in other ways. It sure is a joy for me to share what I have learned with others that want to be better cooks. That's enough for me right now. Wish I had more time to hang out here and post!

Cheers man
Chris

cpw
12-08-2012, 05:55 PM
I thought I heard an interview where Chris is coming out with another one. I might have it mixed up, maybe he can post and tell us.

I remember hearing the same thing somewhere. If I remember correctly, it's all hamburgers this time.

landarc
12-08-2012, 06:06 PM
Even a simple cookbook can run into serious time and money, just the process of developing, codifying and testing recipes can be very expensive. Most publishers, from the authors I have spoken with, do not offer huge advances to un-proven authors. Thus, the cost of having a recipe calculated, tested and then blind tested is footed by the authors themselves. Someone like Myron Mixon has the name, others may just have enough contacts to get around the other costs. I actually don't think it is about being secretive.

Eggspert
12-08-2012, 08:09 PM
We talked to Big Moe Cason this summer and he is getting a cookbook together, should be out soon. Also he has a BBQ sauce coming out soon. I don't think too many competition guys want to give out their secrets. Plus, I think it takes a lot of work and talent to make a really good cookbook.

Eggspert BBQ

Pole D
12-09-2012, 09:33 AM
In recent years, self publishing has become much easier.

Ebooks have become much more popular whether they are in simple pdf format or made for the kindle, nook, etc. Also Amazon has made it very easy for individuals to publish hard copy books without needing to have inventory. The key is being able to market the book.

CBQ
12-09-2012, 09:36 AM
Thus, the cost of having a recipe calculated, tested and then blind tested is footed by the authors themselves.

True. Chris and Andy had to come up with the recipes, write the book, and do all the photography. Don't forget his co-author is a professional chef, which I am sure doesn't hurt. :icon_smile_tongue: Chris has the BBQ chops, but when you see iQue/Wicked Good BBQ/Hart Attack winning a grilling contest, you know Andy is cooking with them.

Chris has said they are working on another book. I know I would buy it. There are a lot of BBQ books out there, but they did a really good job with the first one.

dmprantz
12-09-2012, 11:08 AM
I would include Dr. BBQ in the list of accomplished competitive BBQ cookbook authers. Lots of good reasons here. Another to consider is the shear magnitude of original recipes you need to publish a book. Go back through Chris' book and count the recipes there. I did the other day and was surprised. How many people do you think can come up with that many original recipes? Kudos to them all!

dmp

chickenchoker
12-10-2012, 05:22 AM
I believe the book coming out is wicked good weenies..... or at least thats what they were saying when he manned the hot dog grill in Hoboken for OBR :razz:

E Mellow
12-10-2012, 04:54 PM
Food for thought...

There is a difference between cooking 4 meets (that to most of the mentioned teams cook on auto pilot) and writing 100+ unique recipes.

PatioDaddio
12-10-2012, 05:06 PM
Food for thought...

There is a difference between cooking 4 meets (that to most of the mentioned teams cook on auto pilot) and writing 100+ unique recipes.

Roger that! I've been blogging for just under four years and I only have 159 recipes.

John

ique
12-11-2012, 08:22 AM
I just wanted to ask why dont more teams that kick butt all the time do like myron and chris did and do a cookbook?

Because they are smarter than us? :-P If I had known what I was getting into I may have reconsidered. Its a chit-ton of work and I wanted to take a long vacation from my co-authors by the time the book was in the bag :wink:

Ultimately though it was a great experience and I'm pretty stoked at all the great feedback the book has received from the bbq community.


Chris has the BBQ chops, but when you see iQue/Wicked Good BBQ/Hart Attack winning a grilling contest, you know Andy is cooking with them.

Oh really?


I remember hearing the same thing somewhere. If I remember correctly, it's all hamburgers this time.

Wicked Good Burgers. Will be released Feb 2013


I believe the book coming out is wicked good weenies..... or at least thats what they were saying when he manned the hot dog grill in Hoboken for OBR :razz:


That will be book #3 ;)

ique
12-11-2012, 08:24 AM
Wicked Good Burgers. Will be released Feb 2013


Teaser shot, pastrami burger

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr43/Hart2001/pastrami.jpg

cpw
12-11-2012, 08:27 AM
Teaser shot, pastrami burger

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr43/Hart2001/pastrami.jpg

Good lord that looks amazing!

JS-TX
12-11-2012, 08:46 AM
Looks delicious! Thanks for posting :-D

Shiz-Nit
12-11-2012, 08:59 AM
Teaser shot, pastrami burger

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr43/Hart2001/pastrami.jpg

Can we preorder the book so we can get one of the 1st copies?

Muzzlebrake
12-11-2012, 12:46 PM
Chris has the BBQ chops, but when you see iQue/Wicked Good BBQ/Hart Attack winning a grilling contest, you know Andy is cooking with them.

Does Delpha know that?

fathead
12-11-2012, 01:20 PM
Teaser shot, pastrami burger

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr43/Hart2001/pastrami.jpg

That looks so deadly/amazing.

HarleyGirl14226
12-11-2012, 01:21 PM
Teaser shot, pastrami burger

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr43/Hart2001/pastrami.jpg

That. Looks. Fabulous! Yummy! I want some right now!

So glad I already pre-ordered my copy from Amazon.com!!!

As for your 1st book - that is also fabulous. :clap:
When we go to the grocery store now we've been checking that first, and then making our shopping list - because we're working through all of the recipes.
Going to do the duck again this coming week/weekend. (I'll bet duck pastrami on a burger would be tasty - hmmmm) :biggrin1:

Rich Parker
12-11-2012, 07:18 PM
Teaser shot, pastrami burger

I just pre-ordered the book here based off of that picture. Dang that looks good!

pizzakngjr
01-06-2013, 06:17 PM
Teaser shot, pastrami burger

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr43/Hart2001/pastrami.jpg

Oh how I love seeing things like this when I'm at work....Seriously though, That looks amazing Chris!

CBQ
01-06-2013, 08:09 PM
(I'll bet duck pastrami on a burger would be tasty - hmmmm) :biggrin1:

Might need a 6th artery. :becky:

musicmanryann
01-06-2013, 08:22 PM
Good god that looks awesome. I just pre-ordered the book as well. Did you make the pastrami yourselves? Oh man, can't wait to read it!

Ackman
01-07-2013, 01:21 PM
That looks amazing....Cholesterol special

rweller
01-07-2013, 04:04 PM
Hey Chris (Hart), 4 or 5 yrs ago at the Royal (open) you guys took 5 place in the potato catagory I think. Cooked what looked like a big tater tot filled whith cheese, is that recipe in your cook book? I think you told me one of your team members made it.
Man was it good. I was telling you about what our table judged and not even knowing it, it was your potato dish.

Oh by the way big Pats fan from the midwest. GO PATS