This week, Adrian Miller, the James Beard Award-winning author and self-proclaimed “Soul Food Scholar” shared the cover art and preorder link for his forthcoming book entitled “Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue.” As I noted in my recent Barbecue Bros Book Club entry for “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries” by D.G. Martin, while the John T. Edges and Bob Garners of the world have given us so much in terms of exposing us to places we might never have known about otherwise, it’s well past time to get a different perspective.
I am very much looking forward to reading both this book as well as Rodney Scott’s upcoming book to get just that. “Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue” will be out April 22, 2021 on University of North Carolina Press.
“Black Smoke celebrates the significant contributions that African Americans have made to the American barbecue story. You’ll learn how African Americans honed and popularized a cuisine rooted in Native American culinary tradition, and became its most effective ambassadors. I profile fascinating barbecuers from the past two centuries, look at different aspects of African American barbecue culture, and opine about barbecue’s future.”
The BBQ Review (@BbqRate) is a Twitter account I just found out about
John Tanner’s BBQ Blog visits The Pit in Raleigh for a solid meal
John Tanner also recently shared his favorite barbecue sauces
Congrats to Warner Stamey, founder of Stameys Barbecue, on his Barbecue Hall of Fame induction!
Desiree Robinson of Cozy Corner is also a BBQ Hall of Fame inductee
This UPROXX interview with Rodney Scott covers a lot of the basics you may already know
Horn Barbecue has finally opened in Oakland (finally!)
The Drinking Pig by Chef Raheem Sealey is a weekend pop-up in Northeast Miami Dade
Franklin Barbecue has started shipping briskets through Goldbelly
A second location of Pappy’s Smokehouse has opened in the St. Louis area
LeRoy & Lewis has a Patreon account for exclusive content
This week is Texas Monthly BBQ Week