Barbecue Crossroads

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The best BBQ books of all time

New barbecue books appear regularly, a testament to the enduring popularity of a distinctly American food and the people who created and continue the traditions. Earlier this year, for example, I received a review copy of Texas BBQ, written by a Swede. The book was making its way to the U.S. after being published a few years ago in Sweden and the United Kingdom. Lone Star barbecue has fans everywhere. While Jonas Cramby’s book is a serviceable take on the Texas barbecue phenomenon, it’s not what we’re looking for in this post. With the help of other Posse members, we…
 - 09/28/2017
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A review: In Barbecue Crossroads, Robb Walsh shows how to write a road trip book

Author Robb Walsh doesn’t think much of the best-of barbecue lists compiled by bloggers and journalists. But we won’t hold that against him.  The former food writer at the Houston Press, whose Barbecue  Crossroads was just issued by the University of Texas Press, admits he was once there himself. Besides, Crossroads is a fine book. As a barbecue road trip account, it’s everything that Daniel Vaughn’s The Prophets of Smoked Meat isn’t. “Take off your jacket, honey, make yourself comfortable,” Thelma Williams of Thelma’s in Houston tells a New York companion of Walsh’s during their visit to her place. Thelma…
 - 05/14/2013

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