'Big Bob Gibson' on Serious Eats

Chris Lilly's Grilling Tips

"Twist a chicken leg with your fingers. If it doesn't budge, it isn't done. If it spins like a roulette wheel in Las Vegas, it has cooked too long." This week's grilling tips come from Chris Lilly: vice president, executive chef, and partner of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama. Big Bob Gibson is a legendary name in the world of Bar-B-Q and the cooking team holds ten World BBQ Championships, six world titles at "Memphis in May," as well as the American Royal International Cook-Off and BBQ Sauce Competition. Fifteen years ago, Chris Lilly was hired by Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q to learn the art of barbecue from Bob Gibson himself. His meat mentor simply told him to... More

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