Mastering the Big Green Egg® by Big Green Craig

Mastering the Big Green Egg® by Big Green Craig

An Operator's Manual and Cookbook

Craig Tabor


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Craig Tabor lives, breathes, cooks and swears by the Big Green Egg®. This certified “Egg-head” knows the Big Green Egg® like the back of his hand—not only from winning multiple grilling competitions around the country and running one of the most popular Big Green Egg® blogs,, but from adopting the mentality that there is nothing he won’t grill. In this stellar comprehensive guide, Craig lays out everything you need to know to conquer and perfect cooking with your Big Green Egg® and teaches you firsthand how to become a pro like him.

Craig shows you how to set up your Big Green Egg® for success, from assembly, to maintenance, to lighting the coals just right for each recipe, ensuring the perfect temperature for the perfect cook. Once your fire is blazing, the real hard part begins: picking which recipe to try first! Go for comforting classics like Meat Candy (a.k.a. Pork Ribs) or Nashvegas Hot Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Try out meals with a twist like Sriracha Peach-Glazed Pork Chops or Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey–Glazed Cedar-Planked Salmon. Or, grill a variety of delectable dishes you never imagined you could, like Seafood Paella, Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza or Maple Bacon Oatmeal Cookies. And for those intimidating cuts of meat like brisket and pork shoulder? Not to worry—Craig walks you through how to trim, wrap, prep and cook them with helpful step-by-step photos. With Craig’s expertise guiding you, it’s only a matter of time before you become a master of the Big Green Egg®.


Craig Tabor:
Craig Tabor, known as Big Green Craig, has competed in many grilling competitions, including the World Food Championship where he won second place in 2017. In both 2015 and 2016, Craig took home the top prize at Eggtoberfest, a national grilling competition showcasing foods prepared on the Big Green Egg®. Craig’s website,, is a trusted resource for beginners using the Big Green Egg® and other smokers. Craig and his family live in Atlanta, Georgia.