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.


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

Temples of BBQ has arrived in store and has recently won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best BBQ cookbook in the World. Temples is also available in all Big Boy BBQ stores ( and the best BBQ stores around Australia.

Cooking Classes

Beginner’s 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 2.5 hour beginners demonstration class with sample tastings of the food that we prepare. Starting at midday and finishing when all questions have been asked and answered.

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

What to bring – Yourself and all your BBQ questions, an appetite for meat and a sense of humour.

To book, please call the Caulfield store on 9523 7410 we will only have 10 students per class, so places are limited.

  • Date: Sunday 11th September 2016
  • Location: Big Boy BBQ Caulfield
  • Cost: $200
  • Bookings: Fully booked
  • What to bring: Yourself and all your BBQ questions, an appetite for meat and a sense of humour.