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Temples of BBQ

Temples of BBQ is the Big Boy’s guide to the Temples of BBQ across the USA. "Temples" won the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award in 2016 for Best BBQ Cookbook in the World.

Join Lance Rosen and his family on the BBQ road trip of a lifetime through the Southern and Midwest states. They drove over 6000 kilometres in 26 days and ate at 69 BBQ and soul food joints. They focused on the true Temples of BBQ, where the pitmasters are like preachers with their own congregation of followers.

Gourmand Winner

American BBQ is as regional in its styles as wine is in France or pasta is in Italy. Temples of BBQ explains the differences in the regions, shows you where to go, what to eat and then gives you the recipes and techniques to create the perfect BBQ and soul food at home… wherever that may be. It is as much a travel guide as a recipe book.

Welcome to the world of real BBQ – Hallelujah.

Recipes

Temples of BBQ includes over 60 BBQ recipes to make at home, illustrated by Dean Cambrays stunning food photography. Here are three recipes to whet your appetite.

“Lance sets a new standard, the Rosen standard of smoked BBQ. He knows every pit and smokehouse from Alabama to New York and he’s a man you can trust to know about great, wholesome and truly delicious food.”

– Gary Mehigan

Look inside

Buy the Book

Temples of BBQ book Gourmand Winner
  • 366 pages plus covers
  • Over 60 BBQ recipes to make at home
  • Signed by the author
  • $49.00 + shipping

Temples of BBQ won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best BBQ cookbook in the World in 2016. Temples is also available in all Big Boy BBQ stores (www.bigboybbq.com.au) and the best BBQ stores around Australia.

Cooking Classes

Southern Grace Diner Meat & 3 Degustation Class

In this class, we do it all…BBQ meats, sides and sweets like our weekly  Southern Grace Diner lunches.

This class brings all the extras to make your BBQ meats shine. Amaze them with the meats, dazzle them with the sides and wow them with the sweets.

Join the pioneer of Low and Slow BBQ in Australia and award winning Temples of BBQ cookbook author, Mr Big Boy BBQ, Lance Rosen for a 3 – 4 hour demonstration class with a degustation meal of the food that we prepare.

Beers and ciders and soft drinks are included in the costs. We are still under the responsible service of alcohol restrictions in line with our liquor license.

Starting at midday and finishing when all questions have been asked and answered. Costs are $300 per person.

There is a maximum limit of 10 people for this class. Please note that if there is not enough interest for the class, it will be cancelled at our discretion and all payments refunded.

Lance will smoke a variety of meats during this class and prepare a heap of side dishes and some sweets.

Please note, no refunds or transfers if cancelling less than 72 hours prior as all meats and ingredients would have already been purchased.

If the Saturday class fills up then a second class will be added the following day (Sunday).

  • Date: 8th January 2022
  • Location: Southern Grace Diner by Big Boy BBQ
  • What to bring: Yourself and all your BBQ questions, an appetite for meat and a sense of humour

Brisket Class and Degustation

Join the pioneer of Low and Slow BBQ in Australia and award winning Temples of BBQ cookbook author, Mr Big Boy BBQ, Lance Rosen for a 3-4 hour demonstration class with a focus on BRISKET, some sauces and accompaniments. This class is suitable for all levels of BBQ experience.

This will culminate in a parallel tasting comparison of all briskets that we prepare for the day – light grain fed, heavy grain fed, and wagyu.

Starting at midday and finishing when all questions have been asked and answered. The cost of this class is $400.

Beers, ciders and soft drinks are included in the costs. We are still under the responsible service of alcohol restrictions in line with our liquor license.

You will learn about different types of briskets, feed lots and grades to help you determine what is best for your specific cook. We will discuss the differences in meat choice, butchery for home and catering styles.

Lance will demonstrate and discuss how to choose a brisket, trim, season, smoke, wrap, doneness,  holding, reheating and slicing techniques.

This is the perfect opportunity to try a range of different briskets, side by side and compare the flavours and textures.

There might even be leftovers for you to take home.

There is a maximum limit of 10 people for this class. Please note that if there is not enough interest for the class, it will be cancelled at our discretion and all payments refunded.

Please note, no refunds or transfers if cancelling less than 72 hours prior as all meats and ingredients would have already been purchased.

If the Saturday class fills up then a second class will be added the following day (Sunday).

  • Date: 15th January 2022
  • Location: Southern Grace Diner by Big Boy BBQ
  • What to bring: Yourself and all your BBQ questions, an appetite for meat and a sense of humour

Beginners BBQ class

Join the pioneer of Low and Slow BBQ in Australia and award winning Temples of BBQ cookbook author, Mr Big Boy BBQ, Lance Rosen for a 4.5 – 5 hour demonstration class with sample tastings of the food that we prepare.

Starting at midday and finishing when all questions have been asked and answered. The cost of this class is $400.

Beers, ciders and soft drinks are included in the costs. We are still under obligation to responsibly serve alcohol and the restrictions in line with our liquor license.

You will learn about different types of smokers, wood choices, choice of meats, meat preparation, rubs and seasonings, sauces and glazes, timings, internal temperatures and a whole lot more BBQ lore.

Lance will smoke a variety of meats at this class that cover the usual suspects plus a few innovative ideas and different meats to cook. We will also demonstrate some classic side dishes to go with your BBQ.

This class is going to have a whole range of different meats and would be suitable for anyone who has already done one of our other classes.

There is a maximum limit of 10 people for this class. Please note that if there is not enough interest for the class, it will be cancelled at our discretion and all payments refunded.

Please note, no refunds or transfers if cancelling less than 72 hours prior as all meats and ingredients would have already been purchased.

If the Saturday class fills up then a second class will be added the following day (Sunday).

  • Date: 22nd January 2022
  • Location: Southern Grace Diner by Big Boy BBQ
  • What to bring: Yourself and all your BBQ questions, an appetite for meat and a sense of humour

Lance's Corporate Cooking classes and cook offs

The Foodies Dream (or kitchen nightmare). Classes and foodie experiences for groups of 5 and larger.

We offer a variety of options and styles of cuisine. Lance is a master of live fire cooking but also has extensive experience in a variety of cuisines and cooking styles.

We have several options including demonstrations and tastings, classes and cook offs, team cooking and meals.

Lance has been cooking professionally for many years and loves food. These are some of his culinary ideas for your class…..

Sausage making, Salami making, Curry love, Risotto, Bread making, Sourdough introduction, Sweet pie love, cookies and slices, Steak, Vegetables, Soul food, BBQ grilling, BBQ smoking,  Spice up your life, Summer salads and grills, Seafood cooking, Fish cooking, Pasta making, Gnocchi making, Italian Grills, Vietnamese, Thai, South African and many more. Tell us what you are interested in.

 

 

 

  • Date: TBA
  • Location: Cheltenham
  • What to bring: Yourself, your crew, a sense of humour and an appetite
  • Fully booked