Ambassador of the month

Steven Raichlen

Meet The Ambassadors

Meet Steven Raichlen, expert griller, author, TV host and official #WhyIGrill Ambassador for National Barbecue Month

Steven Raichlen is a five-time James Beard Award winner and Barbecue Hall of Famer. His 30+ books have been translated into 17 languages and his TV shows air in English, French and Italian across North America and around the world. He’s the founder and dean of Barbecue University at Montage Palmetto Bluffs and the creator of the Best of Barbecue grilling accessories and Project Smoke barbecue rubs and sauces.

Find out more about why Steven grills, get 15 helpful grilling tips from the expert and try his delicious recipes for Pork Pamplona and Grilled Asparagus And Corn Salad With Charred Lemon Vinaigrette!

Pork Pamplona by Steven Raichlen

Grilled Asparagus And Corn Salad With Charred Lemon Vinaigrette From Steven Raichlen

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Chris Grove

Meet Chris Grove, published cookbook author, 3x certified food judge, competition pittmaster and blogger behind Nibble Me This.


Misty Banchero

Meet Misty Banchero, a PNW-based barbecue enthusiast, social media influencer and wife to a Seattle butcher.

Who is HPBA?

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), represents and provides professional member services and industry support, for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, representatives, service firms, and allied associates for all types of fireplace, stove, heater, barbecue and outdoor living appliances and accessories. Learn More

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