The Prophets of Smoked Meat by Daniel Vaughn
A Journey Through Texas Barbecue

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Daniel Vaughn's quest for barbecue has sent him out to these far-flung places, along miles and miles of highway, and the resulting narrative evokes that soul more accurately than anything else I have ever read.
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The debut title in the Anthony Bourdain Books line, The Prophets of Smoked Meat by “Barbecue Snob” Daniel Vaughn, author of the enormously popular blog Full Custom Gospel BBQ, is a rollicking journey through the heart of Texas Barbecue.

From brisket to ribs, beef to pork, mesquite to oak, this fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to Texas barbecue includes pit masters’ recipes, tales of the road—from country meat markets to roadside stands, sumptuous photography, and a panoramic look at the Lone Star State, where smoked meat is sacred.

 

About Daniel Vaughn

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Daniel "BBQ Snob" Vaughn is an expert on Texas barbeque. He is the author and editor of the respected blog Full Custom Gospel BBQ and a columnist for Texas Monthly. A trained and practicing architect as well, he lives in Dallas with his wife and children.
 
Published May 14, 2013 by Anthony Bourdain/Ecco. 384 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Apr 01 2013

Casual smokers will likely find the book to be repetitive and maybe even depressing as the indictment of bad briskets, overcooked ribs, and commercially produced sausage mounts.

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WSJ online

Excellent
Reviewed by TRAVIS WADDINGTON on May 24 2013

Daniel Vaughn's quest for barbecue has sent him out to these far-flung places, along miles and miles of highway, and the resulting narrative evokes that soul more accurately than anything else I have ever read.

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