BBP 018: Derrick Riches on 20 Years of BBQ Blogging, His New Kebabs Book, and More
Derrick Riches needs little in the way of introduction in BBQ circles, having been the BBQ editor for About.com for the last 20 years (starting in 1997) easily one of if not the most authoritative sites on the Internet.
When I started blogging about BBQ, there were two sites I looked to for information on different BBQ and grilling equipment, recipes, etc. One, was the BBQ portion of About.com and the other was Amazing Ribs.com.
The BBQ Beat Podcast began with one goal in mind. Seek out as many BBQ and grilling influencers as possible and get them on the show. Having the chance to spend nearly and hour talking with Derrick definitely helped fulfill this goal. More than that, it was a real pleasure learning about his childhood growing up hunting and fishing in the Mountains of Utah, where his love of live fire cooking really started.
As we move through this episode of the BBQ Beat podcast, we’ll learn about:
- Derrick’s early beginnings with live fire cooking and a really cool story about a Kamado Grill
- How Derrick started out with About.com and where that took him personally and professionally
- The work Derrick is doing with his new book Kebabs: 75 Recipes for Grilling
- Some great advice for those new to smoking meat and who might want throw their hat into the competition BBQ ring