If you want to learn everything about making real, world-class barbecue, Aaron Franklin is your go-to guy. In Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto, Franklin shares years of hard-won barbecue expertise from his wildly popular Austin restaurant. This small roadside barbecue joint has won virtually every award and national praise, including "Best Barbecue in Texas" from Texas Monthly and "Best Barbecue in America" from Bon Appétit. Though there is no one formula for amazing barbecue, Franklin's personal experiences, lessons, and every aspect of the Franklin Barbecues' daily routine will open your eyes to many of the secrets you need to become a better pit-master. Topics include a history of the restaurant, an excellent section on smokers; preferred meats, and using fire and smoke properly. There are several simple recipes for rubs, sauces and sides, but mainly, this is a book of practical techniques that will perfect your barbecue, no matter the rub or sauce you prefer. And all the instruction is brought home with spectacular photography. For mind-blowing barbecue that's better than anything you thought you could achieve, this is one resource you can't do without. Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto By Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay. Published by Ten Speed Press. Hardcover. 224 Pages.