Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto

Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto

by Aaron Franklin, Jordan Mackay

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Overview

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607747208
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 8,371
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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 Appétit. 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.

Read an Excerpt

The notion of putting everything I know about barbecue into a book is a daunting one. Not because I know so much—I’m still learning—but because of the nature of barbecue itself. It’s because the printed word—definitive, exacting, permanent—is in many ways antithetical to the process of cooking barbecue, which is, for lack of a better word, loosey-goosey.
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Table of Contents

COAUTHOR'S NOTE
INTRODUCTION

BEGINNINGS
THE SMOKER
WOOD
FIRE +SMOKE
MEAT
THE COOK
SERVING+ EATING

RESOURCES
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INDEX

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