'Smokelore' Strips BBQ History Down To The Bone

Aug 30, 2019

While the origin stories of 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. The book dives into the history, evolution and imagery of a tradition that had flavored American culture, identity and politics.

Auchmutey stopped by On Second Thought to give a taste on what to expect from the history of barbecue. He will speak at the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Aug. 31.

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