- Written by the award-winning founder and owner of Franklin BBQ, and host of the PBS series, BBQ With Franklin
- Full-Color Photos plus detailed illustrations
- More than 200 pages
A New York Times best selling 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.
"I used to think Aaron Franklin was a genius...then he wrote this book and gave all his secrets away. He's not a genius anymore; he's a god."
—Andrew Knowlton, Restaurant and Drinks Editor, Bon Appétit