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Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue (Hardcover)

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James Beard Award winner Adrian Miller describes his new book, which centers African Americans as the standard bearers for BBQ, as “part celebration, part restoration.” Black Smoke chronicles how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restaurateurs helped develop this cornerstone of American foodways and, despite being pushed to the sidelines, enriched a barbecue culture that has come to be embraced by all. “A highly entertaining, celebratory, and essential reader for history buffs and barbecue lovers alike." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review.

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Across America, the pure love and popularity of barbecue cookery have gone through the roof. Prepared in one regional style or another, in the South and beyond, barbecue is one of the nation's most distinctive culinary arts. And people aren't just eating it; they're also reading books and articles and watching TV shows about it. But why is it, asks Adrian Miller--admitted 'cuehead and longtime certified barbecue judge--that in today's barbecue culture African Americans don't get much love?

In Black Smoke, Miller chronicles how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restauranteurs helped develop this cornerstone of American foodways and how they are coming into their own today. It's a smoke-filled story of Black perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship. Though often pushed to the margins, African Americans have enriched a barbecue culture that has come to be embraced by all. Miller celebrates and restores the faces and stories of the men and women who have influenced this American cuisine. This beautifully illustrated chronicle also features 22 barbecue recipes collected just for this book.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781469662800
ISBN-10: 1469662809
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: April 27th, 2021
Pages: 328
Language: English
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Created At: 9/6/2020 08:30am
Last Updated At: 10/16/2021 02:57pm