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Author Series with Steven Raichlen


Date: 6/18/13 - 6/19/13
Time: 3:00 pm

Location: The Willows Inn on Lummi Island

The Willows Inn on Lummi Island
and Village Books present:


Event in Author Series: Steven Raichlen

The Willows Inn and Village Books

Phone today and reserve a memorable, exclusive discussion and hands-on instruction with renowned BBQ expert Steven Raichlen, co-hosted June 18-19 by The Willows Inn on Lummi Island and Village Books in Bellingham. Choose from among packages of 1st-day only or 2-day overnight when you call 360.758.2620 to register.

The all-inclusive packages include learning the tips and techniques from Steven, a group dinner at the Beach Store Café, overnight stay at the Willows Inn on Lummi Island, a personal copy of Steven’s book and gratuities. Book a second night at the Inn and reserve a seat at Chef Blaine Wetzel’s dinner in the main dining room.

This opportunity in The Willows Inn and Village Books ongoing Authors Series comprises:

  • One room night
  • Discussions with Steven Raichlen centering on his writing, recipes, techniques, and more
  • Dinner on Tuesday night at the Beach Store Café featuring items that you help grill with Steven Raichlen
  • Breakfast on Wednesday morning followed by a discussion with Steven at The Willows Inn
  • Your personal copy of Steven Raichlen’s books: The Barbecue! Bible and his novel, Island Apart
  • Gratuities for dinner and lodging
  • (Optional add-on) Wednesday night widely-acclaimed dinner by James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef nominee Blaine Wetzel in the main dining room, most recently named the No. 3 Food Lover’s Hotel in America by Bon Appetit.

For more information, please call us at 360.758.2620.

One-Night Package

$300 (Single)
$400 (Double)

First Day Only Package



About Steven Raichlen:

Steven RMulti-award-winning author, journalist, cooking teacher, and TV host, Steven Raichlen is the man who reinvented barbecue. His best-selling Barbecue! Bible cookbook series (5 million copies in print) and Primal Grill™ and Barbecue University TV shows on PBS have helped people all over the world ascend the ladder of grilling enlightenment.

Raichlen’s obsession with live fire cooking began with The Barbecue Bible (Workman, 1998), an IACP/Julia Child Award-winning encyclopedic study of global grilling chronicling his 4-year, 200,000-mile odyssey in pursuit of the world’s most remarkable grilling. How to Grill (Workman, 2000) was the world’s first step-by-step guide to live fire cooking, with more than 1000 color photographs, hailed by the New York Times as “astute, approachable, and eminently appealing.” How to Grill won an IACP Award and has more than 1.8 million copies in print.

About Island Apart:


From the celebrated author of The Barbecue Bible and How to Grill comes a surprising story of love, loss, redemption, and really good food.

Claire Doheney, recovering from a serious illness, agrees to housesit an oceanfront mansion on Chappaquiddick Island in Martha’s Vineyard. She hopes to find solace, strength, and sufficient calm to finish editing a biography of the iconoclastic psychotherapist, Wilhelm Reich.

The last thing she plans to find is love.

Then she meets a mysterious man the locals call the Hermit. No one knows his real name or where he lives. Everything about him suggests hostility to other people. Quite by accident and much to their mutual surprise, Claire and the stranger discover they share passion for cooking.

As Claire gets to know the Hermit, she discovers rare qualities in a man most people have long since dismissed as an outcast. As Claire comes to love this tiny island, with its colorful inhabitants, she experiences healing, redemption, and a deeper understanding of what really matters in her life.

Until she discovers what drove Hermit into seclusion. Will his terrible secret bring them closer together? Or drive them apart forever? The clock is ticking. Can Claire make peace with her disaffected daughter, callous ex-husband, and cynical boss? Can she let love into her life once more before it’s too late?

Told by a New York Times bestselling author and international TV host with a keen eye for Chappaquiddick’s extraordinary natural beauty, Island Apart has it all—romance, history, travel, crime, lovemaking of exquisite intensity, and cooking scenes so vivid, they’ll make your taste buds ache with hunger. Funny, tender, engaging, poignant, and ultimately triumphant, Steven Raichlen’s novel is a brainy love story—not to mention a terrific beach read. Think The Bridges of Madison County with better food.

About The Barbecue! Bible:


Now the biggest and the best recipe collection for the grill is getting better: Announcing the full-color edition of The Barbecue! Bible, the 900,000-copy bestseller and winner of the IACP/Julia Child Cookbook Award.

Redesigned inside and out for its 10th anniversary, The Barbecue! Bible now includes full-color photographs illustrating food preparation, grilling techniques, ingredients, and of course those irresistible finished dishes. A new section has been added with answers to the most frequently asked grilling questions, plus Steven’s proven tips, quick solutions to common mistakes, and more.

And then there’s the literal meat of the book: more than 500 of the very best barbecue recipes, inventive, delicious, unexpected, easy-to-make, and guaranteed to capture great grill flavors from around the world. Add in the full-color, and it’s a true treasure.