Back in 2009, Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy, opened up a small barbecue trailer on the side of an Austin, Texas, interstate. That roadside stop, Franklin Barbecue, has grown into the most popular, critically lauded, and obsessed-over barbecue joint in the country.
“The most refreshing barbecue book to come along yet. Rather than preaching about ‘one true way,’ Aaron Franklin guides you through all the wood and smoke so that you can find your own style. And instead of just listing ingredients and rattling off generic recipes, these pages tell the story of a place and a barbecue tradition steeped in history.” — Daniel Vaughn, barbecue editor, Texas Monthly, and author of The Prophets of Smoked Meat
The book dedicates entire chapters to building and customizing a personal smoker, finding and curing the right wood, creating and tending perfect fires, sourcing top-quality meat and of course, cooking mind-blowing, ridiculously delicious barbecue. Right in your own damn yard.