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Franklin Barbecue : A Meat-smoking Manifesto - Aaron Franklin

Franklin Barbecue

A Meat-smoking Manifesto

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2015
ISBN: 9781607747208
Number Of Pages: 224

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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.

About the Author

Aaron Franklin is a native of Bryan, Texas, and the co-owner and co-founder (along with his wife, Stacy) of Franklin Barbecue. Franklin Barbecue opened its doors in 2009, and has since gone on to win many awards, including Best Barbecue in Texas from "Texas Monthly" and Best Barbecue in America from Bon Appetit. Franklin is also the host of the PBS series BBQ with Franklin. He and Stacy live in Austin with their daughter, Vivian. JORDAN MACKAY is the wine and spirits critic for "San Francisco" magazine, and the coauthor of the James Beard Award winning Secrets of the Sommeliers. He lives in San Francisco.


Great Read


This is an excellent resource and a must read for anyone dabbling in low and slow cooking !

Port Macquarie NSW


The most informative book on barbecue I've read.


This book is a manifesto on all things genuine BBQ. A complete bible on low and slow smoked barbeque that covers everything from the pit, the meat selection and how to cook it. Brisket, ribs (beef and porkt) sausage and sides. Magnificent!

Rosebud, Victoria, Australia


Franklin knows his stuff


Bought this book as a gift for my husband. He has read it twice so far as he is passionate about smoking meats and respects Franklin.

Sunbury, Victoria


I LOVE this book...highly recommended!!


Best BBQ ever!!

Queensland, Australia


Great book, arrived super quickly too. Thank you


Great book, easy to read and really nicely presented.

Brisbane, Australia

Great book on Central Texas BBQ


Fantastic an thorough resource. Its not really a book of recipes but more an instruction manual on techniques for preparing and cooking slow cook smoker BBQ

Torquay Vic


Franklin Barbecue

4.8 6


New York Times Best Seller

"Aaron Franklin makes the finest barbecue I've ever had, barbecue worth waiting for. His work and his words express a truly rare level of commitment and expertise. With Franklin Barbecue, he shares it all--in a book that, fortunately, you don't have to wait for."
-- Anthony Bourdain

"I used to think Aaron Franklin was a genius: There was his rise from backyard dabbler to king of Texas pitmasters; his mind-altering brisket that made normally rational people (myself included) wait hours for the chance to eat it; and his insistence that game-changing barbecue doesn't come from miracles but rather elbow grease. Then he wrote this book and gave all his secrets away. Now everyone--from me to you to your neighbor who can't grill a chicken breast--will be able to make award-winning barbecue. He's not a genius anymore; he's a god."
-- Andrew Knowlton, restaurant and drinks editor, Bon App tit

"The most refreshing barbecue book to come along yet. Rather than preaching about 'one true way, ' Aaron Franklin guides you through all the wood and smoke so that you can find your own style. And instead of just listing ingredients and rattling off generic recipes, these pages tell the story of a place and a barbecue tradition steeped in history. This isn't just a book about barbecue;
this book is Central Texas barbecue."
-- Daniel Vaughn, barbecue editor, Texas Monthly, and author of The Prophets of Smoked Meat

"Pure genius! Aaron Franklin has distilled years' worth of barbecue knowledge into this book. In it, he exposes the sacred insights of a top pitmaster--information that can otherwise only be learned from long nights spent staring at a fire, shovel in hand, constantly prodding and pinching your meat to figure out that 'just perfect' point of doneness. This book is a game changer: read it, and your barbecue will improve overnight!"
-- Adam Perry Lang, chef, restaurateur, and author of Serious Barbecue

"A complete meat-and brisket-cooking education from the country's most celebrated pitmaster. More than just a recipe book, this is a master course in the fine art of meat smoking, Texas-style."
-- Library Journal

ISBN: 9781607747208
ISBN-10: 1607747200
Series: A Meat-smoking Manifesto
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st September 2015
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 20.8  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.07