Award-winning barbecue pitmaster Mitch Benjamin will join the Lewes Public Library’s Cooks & Books program for a live, online cooking demo and discussion of his new book “BBQ Revolution” at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14. The event is co-sponsored by Browseabout Books.
Benjamin has helped open barbecue restaurants in Paris, served his smoked meat to baseball legends at Yankee Stadium, and taken home awards from just about every major barbecue competition. In this book, he throws open the doors to his kitchen and takes barbecue on a wild ride. Readers get a behind-the-scenes look at competition barbecue and access to Benjamin’s award-winning recipes for sauces, rubs and meats. For seasoned pitmasters and barbecue novices alike, “BBQ Revolution” is full of new ideas, techniques and flavors for all to enjoy.
The event will be hosted by Denise Clemons, Cape Gazette food columnist and author of “A Culinary History of Southern Delaware,” and will feature a live cooking demo.
“When you’re talking to someone who has won as many barbecue competitions as Mitch Benjamin, you can be sure you’ll learn some new tricks. He’s planning to show us how he prepares the meat and then cook it to perfection. This will be a real treat – reading his book made me hungry!” said Clemons.
The discussion is free to the public. Registration is required. To sign up, go to lewes.lib.de.us and visit the Virtual Programs for Adults page.
Participants also are encouraged to support the author by purchasing a copy of the book from local independent bookstore Browseabout Books. Each copy purchased comes with an archival bookplate signed by the author. Orders may be placed online at browseaboutbooks.com, by calling the store at 302-226-2665, or in person at 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach.