Barbecue chefs and amateur pitmasters alike know that nothing truly useful ever comes out of a cookbook. But here's one hell of an exception. To promote the Tramontina cookware line, JWT Brazil created a few meticulously crafted copies of a book called Biblia Definitiva Do Churrasco, or The Bible of Barbecue. Each page of the book is made to be used or destroyed in the process of creating an authentic Brazilian grilling experience. One thick sheet shatters into chunks of charcoal, while another lights the fire and yet another fans the flame. Other pages work as an apron, sharpen knives, wrap meat, act as cutting boards and even serve the finished dish. Only a few "master barbecue chefs" received the books, though the agency is creating a simplfied version to be sold in stores.
It used to be, dinner with friends meant actually sitting around the same table together, recipes came from mom, and phones were for talking. Now, people get their recipes from the Web and use their phones to snap pictures of their food, and thanks to Facebook, we never have to eat alone.