'Smokelore' Strips BBQ History Down To The Bone

Jun 25, 2019

While the particulars, origin stories and claims to be the barbecue capital of world may vary, Jim Auchmutey has found one thing we can agree on: Barbecue has a Southern accent. 

The veteran journalist and smoked meat sherpa recently wrote a new book — Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America. Auchmutey stopped by On Second Thought to give a taste on what to expect from the history of barbecue.


Auchmutey will speak and sign copies of his book tonight at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta. 

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