The debut title in the Anthony Bourdain Books line, The Prophets of Smoked Meat by “Barbecue Snob” Daniel Vaughn, author of the enormously popular blog Full Custom Gospel BBQ, is a rollicking journey through the heart of Texas Barbecue.
From brisket to ribs, beef to pork, mesquite to oak, this fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to Texas barbecue includes pit masters’ recipes, tales of the road—from country meat markets to roadside stands, sumptuous photography, and a panoramic look at the Lone Star State, where smoked meat is sacred.
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About the Author
Daniel "BBQ Snob" Vaughn is an expert on Texas barbecue. He is the author and editor of the respected blog Full Custom Gospel BBQ and BBQ editor at Texas Monthly. A trained architect, he lives in Dallas with his wife and children.
Table of Contents
The Making of a Prophet 1
Chapter 1 Few and Far Between in the Texas Panhandle 13
Chapter 2 Weekend Barbecue in Southeast Texas 31
Chapter 3 Cowboy-Style Barbecue in the Hill Country 51
Chapter 4 A Long Search Through East Texas 93
Chapter 5 Barbacoa in South 139
Chapter 6 West Texas: From Fort Worth to El Paso 199
Chapter 7 Eating with Our Hands in Central Texas 241
The Texas Triangle 305
Pitmaster Profiles 329
The Best 356
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Daniel Vaughn takes the reader on a most impressive tour of the Texas BBQ scene. He and his travel partner(s) divided the state into sections and spent considerable time and money as they journeyed from town to town. I found myself quite envious of his culinary experiences and travels, even on the stops which did not get good reviews. And I've learned a few things along his journey about how I can improve my own BBQ'ing. Mr. Vaughn went to Tulane and spent a few years in New Orleans. If he ever wants to go on a "Phophets of Po Boys" tour, I got shotgun.