Barbecue: A Savor the South Cookbook

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Barbecue A Savor the South Cookbook John Shelton Reed s Barbecue celebrates a southern culinary tradition forged in coals and smoke Since colonial times southerners have held barbecues to mark homecomings reunions and political campai

John Shelton Reed s Barbecue celebrates a southern culinary tradition forged in coals and smoke Since colonial times southerners have held barbecues to mark homecomings, reunions, and political campaigns today barbecue signifies celebration as much as ever In a lively and amusing style, Reed traces the history of southern barbecue from its roots in the sixteenth centuJohn Shelton Reed s Barbecue celebrates a southern culinary tradition forged in coals and smoke Since colonial times southerners have held barbecues to mark homecomings, reunions, and political campaigns today barbecue signifies celebration as much as ever In a lively and amusing style, Reed traces the history of southern barbecue from its roots in the sixteenth century Caribbean, showing how this technique of cooking meat established itself in the coastal South and spread inland from there He discusses how choices of meat, sauce, and cooking methods came to vary from one place to another, reflecting local environments, farming practices, and history.Reed hopes to preserve the South s barbecue traditions by providing the home cook with fifty one recipes for many classic varieties of barbecue and for the side dishes, breads, and desserts that usually go with it Featured meats range from Pan Southern Pork Shoulder to Barbecued Chicken Two Ways to West Texas Beef Ribs, while rubs and sauces include Memphis Pork Rub, Piedmont Dip, and Lone Star Sauce and Mop Cornbread, hushpuppies, and slaw are featured side dishes, and Dori s Peach Cobbler and Pig Pickin Cake provide a sweet finish This book will put southerners in touch with their heritage and let those who aren t southerners pretend that they are.

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  • I love these Savor the South cookbooks This one does not disappoint either John Reed gives a good introduction to barbecue and how it varies from region to region in the South I really like that he explains that the recipes in this book will be for classic barbecue and that since this is such a treasured tradition this is not the book for experimenting with recipes There are definitely a few recipes I d like to try I would recommend this one for any fans of Southern cooking and barbecue in parti [...]


  • This dude has a real thing against KC, no surprise though being as he s championing the most limited region for cue Carolina against the most no limit KC Pity the fool Really though, this is a total cue book and I m expecting the recipes to be on point for Eastern and western Carolina, and KC, and Memphis, etc , so 4 stars after the foreword Besides, I m in North Carolina, I should own a rabid NC cue book.


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