What's Cooking? Wednesday: Franklin Barbecue by Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay

Today's book is  Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto by Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. I didn't get through the third chapter before wanting to make my own smoker.
Chapter 1 is about how Franklin took his interest in smoking meat from a hobby to a food truck to the lunch-only restaurant he currently runs. His backstory was very encouraging and interesting and full of many tips to starting a successful business.  Chapters 2, 3 & 4 are The Smoker, Wood, and Fire & Smoke. The Smoker covers everything from choose the right smoker to building one for yourself. In Wood, Franklin covers the what, where, and why of wood for smoking. Fire + Smoke covers building a fire and creating the perfect smoke to make your meat taste magical.  Chapters 5, 6 & 7 are Meat, The Cook, and Serving & Eating. Meat is a very cool chapter Franklin takes you behind the scenes in his restaurant and takes you through the steps of choosing the right meat. I really enjoyed this chapter it gave me a chance to learn a lot so next time I visit the butcher I am fully prepared. The Cook goes over the prep for smoking it does include a few recipes but not many he encourages you to experiment and come up with recipes of your own.  Serving + Eating has a few side recipes and shows you proper ways for cutting and serving your meat.
The pictures are amazing, his instructions are detailed and easy to follow, the story is also very interesting. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in smoking meat if your interested in mostly recipes
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

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