Who doesn’t love barbecue? Now that summer is here, folks everywhere are on the hunt for the perfect all-encompassing recipe manual to kick start their backyard bashes. New York Times Best-Selling Author Steven Raichlen has updated and revised his sauce encyclopedia, Barbecue Sauces Rubs and Marinades: Bastes Butters and Glazes, Too.

Raichlen has written over 30 books, and is a trusted and beloved expert when it comes to outdoor cooking. Raichlen hosts the popular PBS TV shows Steven Raichlen’s Project SmokePrimal Grill, and Barbecue University, and he stars in two French-language cooking shows. His books have won five James Beard Awards and three IACP-Julia Child Awards.

Raichlen’s clearly a champion at barbecue. He’s smoked the competition. Maybe that rubs some people the wrong way, but if you’ve ever wanted to grill an expert on his culinary secrets, his updated cookbook is as knowledgeable as it is reader-friendly.

What inspires this smoke-house hero? He pulls inspiration from many countries around the world, and his book is filled with all the latest flavor trends. Drawing from irresistible Thai, Mexican, Indian, Cajun, Jamaican, Italian, and French cuisines, Raichlen’s book is the essential companion cookbook for every at-home pitmaster looking to up their game. You’ll find over 200 recipes with thorough step-by-step guides to building sauces and recipes for great dishes.

Make the Jamaican Jerk seasoning and use it in Raichlen’s Jerk Leg of Lamb. The Lemon-Ginger Cider Brine also works great with his Cider-Brined Pork Chops. Serve with a creamy coleslaw for the perfect meal.

Elevate your dishes with new barbecue flavors and foundations. Get Barbecue Sauces, available now for $18.