The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog

The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog

by Rien Fertel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476793986
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 691,718
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Rien Fertel is a Louisiana-born and based writer, historian, and teacher. He grew up in his family’s chain of restaurants across the country, and, after graduating from college, ran a grocery-deli in downtown New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina exiled him to New York, where he started writing about food. His work has appeared in Oxford American, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, Spirit, Saveur, The Local Palate, and many other publications. He holds a PhD in History, teaches in New Orleans, and divides his time between the banks of the Mississippi River and a 100-plus year old church in St. Martinville, Louisiana.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Dying Breed 1

Chapter 1 Hungry 5

Chapter 2 The Ballad of Ricky Parker 21

Chapter 3 The Once and Future King of Barbecue 33

Chapter 4 The Prometheus of Pigs 65

Chapter 5 A Pitmaster's History of Barbecue 89

Chapter 6 My Own Private Barbecue 119

Chapter 7 Ricky Parker Builds a Legacy 133

Chapter 8 South Carolina: The Battleground State 143

Chapter 9 Will Success Spoil Rodney Scott? 175

Chapter 10 Brooklyn and Beyond 215

Chapter 11 Come July, 100 Whole Hogs 241

Epilogue: My One True Barbecue 249

Acknowledgments 267

Selected Sources 271

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