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Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country

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It was while eating a big ol’ plate of steaming ribs that journalist Lolis Eric Elie and photographer Frank Stewart decided to traverse the country to investigate America’s obsession with smoked meat. Their quest took them from all-night barbecue binges on Chicago’s south side to barbecue competition circuit events like Memphis in May and Big Pig Jig in Vienna, Georgia, wh ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Ten Speed Press (first published May 1st 1996)
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Obadiah Eaves
This is a really fun read, but mostly for those already interested in the subject (or those who are very hungry). It's really about the culture of barbecue more than the food.
Lori Korleski
Fabulous road trip through my favorite country with my favorite kinds of meat.
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Probably only of interest if you're a foodie. Sort of a combo of the Road Food book and Garrison Keillor, explains how the different barbeque styles/regions came about, but also focuses on legendary characters in the world of ’que, and some random, interesting folk, too.
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