Kevin Bludso was born and raised in Compton, California, by a Black Panther-supporting mother and a police officer father. To stay out of trouble, he spent his summers in Corsicana, Texas, where he was schooled on the art of barbecue and worked long, hot hours on the pits at his granny's legendary BBQ stand. In 2008, Kevin opened his own Bludso's BBQ, a small walk-up stand in the heart of Compton that has led to multiple locations in California, Texas, and even Australia.
This is more than a cookbook; it's Kevin's incredibly personal story of family, food, and how following your passion sometimes leads you back home.
Kevin Bludso is a chef, television personality, and two-time Steve Harvey Neighborhood Award Winner. In 2008, he opened Bludso's BBQ, his small takeout stand in Compton, California. It has since grown into an international empire, with a flagship restaurant in Hollywood, a concession stand at the LAFC Soccer Stadium, a location in Proud Bird by LAX, and a sprawling restaurant and bar called San Antone by Bludso's BBQ in the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. He is a judge on The American Barbecue Showdown on Netflix and has appeared on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Bong Appétit, and as a recurring guest judge on Bar Rescue.
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press (March 29, 2022)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- ISBN-10: 1984859552
- ISBN-13: 9781984859556
- Item Weight: 1.25 pounds
- Dimensions: 0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04 inches