John Raven

BBQ |
January 26, 2015

John Raven, PhB (1938 – 2015)

John Raven of Johnson City, Texas was a writer, a pioneer in the barbecue and chili competition circuit, and a part-time daredevil. He passed away January 15th at the age of seventy-six.Raven was outspoken about his contributions to barbecue, and valued flair over humility whenever possible. “I know more

BBQ |
April 9, 2014

Interview: John Raven PhB

Title: Commissioner of Barbecue, PhBAge: 76“Allow me to introduce myself. I am John Raven. I am the individual who has done more for barbecue than anyone else.” Those were the first three sentences in a letter I received about a year ago. It was the first letter I received