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Grill Masters Jamie Purviance and Steven Raichlen Go One-on-One in Exclusive Interview

Online PR News – 08-July-2009 – – Palatine, Ill., July 7, 2009— Sit in on a one-on-one conversation between top Grill Masters Jamie Purviance and Steven Raichlen as they compare notes on grilling techniques, what inspired these classically trained chefs to pursue the art of cooking with live fire, and what led to their biggest grilling mistakes. You might just pick up a few simple secrets to make you the Master of your own grill. To view the video series, go to and click on “videos”.

Jamie Purviance (pronounced Purr-VIE-ance) graduated from Stanford University and the Culinary Institute of America (with high honors) before launching his career as a food writer for major publications such as Bon Appétit, Better Homes & Gardens, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Town & Country, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of several best-selling cookbooks, including Weber’s Real Grilling™ (which has sold almost one million copies to date), Weber’s Charcoal Grilling™, and his newest book Weber’s Way to Grill™.

Purviance has appeared on several national television shows including Today, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and the Oprah Winfrey Show—as well as on PBS, CNN, the History Channel, and the Food Network. As a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines—and a popular teacher at cooking schools across the country—Purviance has helped millions of people to grill like professionals. Purviance is also certified by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and serves as a judge for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in addition to other major competitions.

Purviance lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and three children. He cooks almost every day on at least one of his six grills.

Steven Raichlen is a journalist, TV host, and multi-award-winning author—but he may be best known as the man who reinvented barbecue. Raichlen wrote the best-selling Barbecue Bible cookbook series (more than 4 million copies in print). Raichlen has appeared on virtually every major national TV show, from Today, Good Morning America, and CNN to the Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, and Live with Regis and Kelly. In 2000, in partnership with Weber Grills, he created Barbecue University, a unique cooking school held at the luxurious Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, which was hailed by the Food Network as the “#1 Barbecue Experience in the U.S.” Raichlen also battled—and defeated—Iron Chef Roksbura Michiba in a “Battle of the Barbecue Gods” on Japanese television.

In 1975, Raichlen received a Watson Foundation Fellowship to study medieval cooking in Europe, as well as a Fulbright to study comparative literature. He holds a degree in French literature from Reed College and trained at the Cordon Bleu and La Varenne cooking schools in Paris. Raichlen lives with his wife, Barbara, in Miami, Florida.

Weber-Stephen Products Co., headquartered in Palatine, Ill., is the world’s premiere manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills, grilling accessories and other outdoor room products. In 1952, founder George Stephen sparked a backyard revolution with his invention of the Weber® kettle. More than 55 years later, the family-owned company remains the industry leader with its Weber®, Weber® Q®, and Ducane® brands. As a leading exporter of grills, Weber brand products are sold worldwide at select home centers, hardware stores, department stores, patio stores, and other retail outlets. Weber has the strongest consumer outreach program in the industry with its Weber Grill-LineSM (1-800-GRILL-OUT®) and a content-rich website with grilling tips, techniques, and original Weber recipes at The Weber Grill-Line and Weber Customer Service are closed on Christmas.

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