Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Franklin Barbecue- A Meat-Smoking Manifesto

Disclosure of material connection- I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest thoughts. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are 100% my own. 

About the book-

A complete meat- and brisket-cooking education from the country's most celebrated pitmaster and owner of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue--winner of Texas Monthly's coveted Best Barbecue Joint in Texas award.

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.

My thoughts-

If you live in the south, chances are you take your barbeque very seriously! If you live in Texas, Franklin Barbecue is likely your mecca of barbecue establishments. People line up in the early morning to eat this guys stuff, that is how good it is! Those of us that don't live nearby in Austin, but like to visit the city, will make it a point to include Frankllin Barbeque as a food stop on their trip. As you can imagine, my husband and I were stoked when we saw that Aaron Franklin decided to share his bbq secrets in a book! This is not a book full of typical backyard bbq recipes, although there are absolutely plenty of recipes to be found here- Franklin Barbeque- A Meat-Smoking Manifesto is a book full of thorough information for someone who has mastered typical backyard barbequing and is ready to perfect their barbeque game. There are tips for what kind of equipment you need, as well as the best way to smoke your meat and instructions (pictures included) on how to cut and season everything. There is also some back story on the king himself, Aaron Franklin. This book would make a fantastic gift for the man in your life who loves to grill. If you aren't able to make a trip to Texas to taste Franklin's barbeque (although I highly recommend you do!) then you can make it in your own backyard!

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