Inspired by Raichlen’s New Public Television series “Project Smoke,” Two Sessions of this Annual Sell-Out BBQ Experience Took Place this June at Five-Star, Five-Diamond Colorado Springs Resort
Colorado Springs, CO — June 11, 2015 — For more than 20 years, global grilling authority Steven Raichlen has shared his vast knowledge of live-fire cooking with barbecue enthusiasts from around the world through his best-selling books, such as The Barbecue Bible and How to Grill and his TV shows Primal Grill and Barbecue University on PBS.
The preeminent authority on international barbecue culture attracts students and guests from around the world to his annual sell-out BBQ University™ at the Five-Star, Five-Diamond Colorado Springs resort. This year he returned to The Broadmoor for two sessions of BBQ University™, June 3—6 and June 7—10, 2015.
The 2015 rogram, “Up in Smoke™”, focuses on the world of smoking, from hot smoking, cold smoking, and smoke-roasting techniques, to the best woods for smoking, such as sp icy pimento and pungent mesquite and how to pair their unique flavors with food. In interactive hands-on classes, students learned to smoke and grill icons of barbecue like Lone Star brisket, Carolina pork shoulder, Chinatown spareribs, Kentucky smoked lamb, house-cured pastrami, smoked black cod, single malt whisky-smoked salmon, and even smoked chocolate bread pudding for dessert.
Not only did guests learn a wide range of recipes and techniques, but they also have the opportunity to cook on a world class collection of grills and smokers, including Big Green Eggs, Horizon offset barrel smokers, Memphis wood-fired pellet grills, and ultra-delux stainless steel “supergrills,” like the Fire Magic and Kalamazoo—more than 3 dozen grills and smokers in all.
Each session of BBQ University™ opened with a welcome cocktail party hosted by Raichlen. Each day of class started with breakfast at the majestic Cheyenne Lodge, the mountainside classroom for BBQ University™, followed by a three-hour class and gourmet lunch featuring the day’s recipes. Afternoons were left open for guests to enjoy The Broadmoor’s many amenities, such as world-class golf, spa, and horseback riding, or to visit local Colorado attractions such as Garden of the Gods.
To watch the recap video on YouTube please click on any of the photos in this post.