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Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto (Hardcover)
Joe: "I've known Aaron and Stacy Franklin for going on 15 years now, dating from our time amongst Austin's punk rock community. I've also been lucky enough to go to one of the many cook-outs the Franklin's held at their house where Aaron slowly perfected his cooking techniques. I say this not to drop names or anything but to share with you just how happy I am with the successes the Franklins have achieved and how stoked I am that Aaron's got this brand new book coming out, one that has moved to the top of my reading list. We're a community here in Austin and we love our DIY and this book manages to bring the ideals of punk rock to the smokers of BBQ. Nothing makes this kid happier."— From What to Read in 2015
A complete meat and brisket-cooking education from the country's most celebrated pitmaster and owner of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue. When Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy, opened up a small barbecue trailer on the side of an Austin, Texas, interstate in 2009, they had no idea what they'd gotten themselves into. Today, Franklin Barbecue has grown into the most popular, critically lauded, and obsessed-over barbecue joint in the country (if not the world)--and Franklin is the winner of every major barbecue award there is. In this much-anticipated debut, Franklin and coauthor Jordan Mackay unlock the secrets behind truly great barbecue, and share years' worth of hard-won knowledge. Franklin Barbecue is a definitive resource for the backyard pitmaster, with chapters dedicated to building or customizing your own 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, better than you ever thought possible.
About the Author
AARON FRANKLIN is a native of Bryan, Texas, and the co-owner and co-founder (along with his wife, Stacy) of Franklin Barbecue. Franklin Barbecue opened its doors in 2009, and has since gone on to win many awards, including "Best Barbecue in Texas" from Texas Monthly and "Best Barbecue in America" from Bon Appetit. Franklin is also the host of the PBS series BBQ with Franklin. He and Stacy live in Austin with their daughter, Vivian. JORDAN MACKAY is the wine and spirits critic for San Francisco magazine, and the coauthor of the James Beard Award-winning Secrets of the Sommeliers. He lives in San Francisco.