Bob Garner's Book of Barbecue: North Carolina's Favorite Food

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In 1994, Bob Garner began doing short features about barbecue for UNC-TV?s statewide public-television magazine program, North Carolina Now.
In 1996, he published North Carolina Barbecue: Flavored by Time, taking readers on a delectable journey across the state in search of the best examples of this distinctive North Carolina delicacy. After Garner produced a one-hour television special based on his book, he quickly became known throughout ...
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In 1994, Bob Garner began doing short features about barbecue for UNC-TV’s statewide public-television magazine program, North Carolina Now.
In 1996, he published North Carolina Barbecue: Flavored by Time, taking readers on a delectable journey across the state in search of the best examples of this distinctive North Carolina delicacy. After Garner produced a one-hour television special based on his book, he quickly became known throughout North Carolina as “the barbecue man.”
In 2002, he published Bob Garner’s Guide to North Carolina Barbecue, which describes the 100 best barbecue restaurants from the mountains to the sea.
Now, both books are combined, updated, and expanded into one volume, creating the ultimate authoritative reference to every aspect of North Carolina barbecue. Bob Garner’s Book of Barbecue: North Carolina’s Favorite Food preserves the heritage and tradition of a disappearing rural lifestyle while showing how barbecue continues to evolve. Packed full of recipes for barbecue and popular side dishes (above and beyond the traditional hush puppies, slaw, and ’nana pudding); sidebars with useful tips, barbecue-related news, and features; and profiles of past and present influential pit masters and barbecue aficionados, this tome is the definitive guide to anything and everything pertaining to North Carolina’s favorite food.
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Editorial Reviews

former four-term NC governor - Jim Hunt
"As a farm boy from Wilson County, I grew up knowing a little about barbecue. During my years as governor, I learned to be discreet about my barbecue preferences. But I will state two things unequivocally: North Carolina barbecue is the best in the world, and Bob Garner tells you everything you need to know about it."
New York Times best-selling author and aged-out North Carolina barbecue authority - Jerry Bledsoe
“If you love North Carolina barbecue, you need to keep a copy of this new treasure from Bob Garner in the glove compartment. That’s what I intend to do with mine. It makes me want to hit the road and try all of those alluring joints that I’ve missed.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895875747
  • Publisher: Blair, John F. Publisher
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 473,409
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Television personality, restaurant reviewer, speaker, author, pit master, and connoisseur of North Carolina barbecue Bob Garner is the author of two previous books about barbecue. He has written extensively for Our State magazine, including “Bob Garner Eats,” a 10-part series on traditional Southern foods. He has appeared on the Food Network’s Paula’s Home Cookin’, featuring Paula Deen, and Food Nation with Bobby Flay; the Travel Channel’s Road Trip; and ABC’s Good Morning America. Garner was executive producer and host of the UNC-TV series Carolina Countryside and has been a featured speaker at the annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in New York and the Southern Foodway Alliance’s annual symposium in Oxford, Mississippi. He speaks frequently to a wide variety of audiences across North Carolina. Recently, Garner joined with Empire Properties in Raleigh, North Carolina, to work with The Pit to promote barbecue heritage; plans include traveling across the state to host heritage dinners and pig pickings accompanied by live bluegrass music. Garner divides his time between Burlington and Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xxi

A Three-Hundred-Year Tradition 3

A North Carolina Barbecue Primer 15

Outside the Restaurant 45

Pork Shoulder or Whole Hog: How to Prepare Your Own North Carolina Barbecue 65

Recipes 83

North Carolina Barbecue Restaurants 97

High Cotton Barbeque-Kitty Hawk 98

Martelle's Feed House-Engelhard 99

Moore's Olde Tyme Barbeque-New Bern 101

Oakwood Barbecue-Richlands 103

Sid's Catering-Beulaville 104

Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue-Wilmington 108

Burin's Barbecue-Windsor 109

Ralph's Barbecue-Weldon 110

Gardner's Barbecue-Rocky Mount 112

Hunter Hill Cafe & Catering-Rocky Mount 113

Doug Sauls' Barbecue and Seafood-Nashville 115

Bill's Barbecue and Chicken-Wilson 116

Cherry's Barbecue and Seafood-Wilson 120

Parker's Barbecue-Wilson 122

B's Barbecue and Grill-Greenville 125

Parker's Barbecue-Greenville 129

Jack Cobb & Son Bar-B-Que-Farmville 131

Bum's Restaurant-Ayden 132

The Skylight Inn-Ayden 136

Morris Barbeque-Hookerton 140

IQng's Barbecue & Chicken-Kinston 142

B. J.'s Grill and BBQ-La Grange 144

Ken's Grill-La Grange 145

Adams Roadside Bar-B-Q-Goldsboro 147

Clayton 149

Wilber's Barbecue-Goldsboro 151

Grady's Barbecue-Dudley 156

Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q-Locations throughout North Carolina 161

White Swan Bar-B-Q & Fried Chicken-Smithfield, Benson, Clayton, Atlantic Beach 162

Charlie's BBQ & Grille-Clayton 165

Cape Fear Barbecue-Fayetteville 166

The Pik N Pig-Carthage 167

Fuller's Old Fashion BBQ-Lumberton, Fayetteville 169

Nelson's Barbecue-Lumberton 171

Village Inn Bar-B-Que and Seafood-Lumberton 172

Skipper Forsyth's Bar-B-Q-Henderson 174

Bob's Bar-B-Q-Creedmoor 175

Knightdale Seafood & Barbecue-Knightdale 180

Clyde Cooper's BBQ-Raleigh 181

The Pit Authentic Barbecue-Raleigh 186

Danny's Bar-B-Que-Cary, Durham, Morrisville 188

Smokey's BBQ Shack-Morrisville 190

Stephenson's Bar-B-Q-Willow Spring 195

Backyard BBQ Pit-Durham 197

Bullock's Bar-B-Cue-Durham 199

Hog Heaven Barbecue-Durham 201

Hillsborough BBQ Company-Hillsborough 202

Allen & Son Barbeque-Chapel Hill 204

The Pig-Chapel Hill 208

Allen & Son Bar-B-Que-Pittsboro 210

Hursey's Pig Pickin' Bar-B-Q-Burlington, Graham 211

Short Sugar's Pit Bar-B-Q-Reidsville 214

Fuzzy's Pit-Cooked Bar-B-Q-Madison 216

Country Barbeque-Greensboro 219

Stamey's Old Fashioned Barbecue-Greensboro 220

Clark's Barbecue-Kernersville 224

Prissy Polly's Bar-B-Que-Kernersville 225

Stratford Bar-B-Que-King 227

Hill's Lexington Barbecue-Winston-Salem 228

Little Richard's Barbecue-Winston-Salem, Wallburg 229

Mr. Barbecue-Winston-Salem 231

Pig Pickin's of America-Winston-Salem 232

Snook's Old Fashion Barbecue-Advance 234

Deano's Barbecue-Mocksville 235

Red Pig Bar-B-Q House-Mocksville 236

Kepley's Barbecue-High Point 240

Kerley's Barbecue-Welcome 241

Blue Mist Bar-B-Q-Asheboro 242

Troutman's B-B-Q-Denton 243

Bar-B-Q Center-Lexington 245

Cook's Barbecue-Lexington 247

Jimmy's BBQ-Lexington 249

Hendrix Barbecue-Lexington, Salisbury, Spencer 251

Lexington Barbecue-Lexington 253

Smiley's Lexington BBQ-Lexington 257

Smokey Joe's Barbecue-Lexington 258

Speedy Lohr's BBQ of Arcadia-Lexington 261

Tarheel Q-Lexington 262

Stamey's Barbecue of Tyro 264

Backcountry Barbeque-Linwood 265

College Bar-B-Que-Salisbury 266

Richard's Bar-B-Q-Salisbury 268

Wink's: The King of Barbecue-Salisbury 269

Keaton's Barbecue-Cleveland 270

Gary's Bar-B-Q-China Grove 272

M & K Bar-B-Q & Country Cookin'-Granite Quarry 273

Log Cabin BBQ-Albemarle 275

Whispering Pines BBQ-Albemarle 276

Troutman's Bar-B-Q-Concord 277

Lancaster's BBQ-Huntersville, Mooresville 278

Bubba's Barbecue-Charlotte 280

Mac's Speed Shop-Charlotte, Cornelius 282

Old Hickory House Restaurant-Charlotte 284

Carolina Bar-B-Q-Statesville 285

Alston Bridges Barbecue-Shelby 287

Bridges Barbecue Lodge-Shelby 290

The Flying Pig-Shelby 293

Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery/Brushy Mountain Café-North Wilkesboro, North Millers Creek 296

Smoky Mountain Barbecue-West Jefferson 297

The Woodlands Barbecue & Pickin' Parlor-Blowing Rock 299

Okie Dokies Smokehouse-Swannanoa 300

Gone but Not Forgotten 303

Postscript 315

Index 316

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