The secret to the best barbecue from the man who barbecues the best: Keep it simple!
In the world of competitive barbecue, nobody’s won more prize money, more trophies, or more adulation than Myron Mixon. And he comes by it honestly: From the time he was old enough to stoke a pit, Mixon learned the art of barbecue at his father’s side. He grew up to expand his parent’s sauce business, Jack’s Old South, and in the process became the leader of the winningest team in competitive barbecue. It’s Mixon’s combination of killer instinct and killer recipes that has led him to three world championships and more than 180 grand championships and made him the breakout star of TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters.
Now, for the first time, Mixon’s stepping out from behind his rig to teach you how he does it. Rule number one: People always try to overthink barbecue and make it complicated. Don’t do it! Mixon will show you how you can apply his “keep it simple” mantra in your own backyard. He’ll take you to the front lines of barbecue and teach you how to turn out ’cue like a seasoned pro. You’ll learn to cook like Mixon does when he’s on the road competing and when he’s at home, with great tips on
• the basics, from choosing the right wood to getting the best smoker or grill
• the formulas for the marinades, rubs, injections, and sauces you’ll need
• the perfect ways to cook up hog, ribs, brisket, and chicken, including Mixon’s famous Cupcake Chicken
Mixon shares more than 75 of his award-winning recipes—including one for the most sinful burger you’ll ever eat—and advice that will end any anxiety over cooking times and temps and change your backyard barbecues forever. He also fills you in on how he rose to the top of the competitive barbecue universe and his secrets for succulent success. Complete with mouth-watering photos, Smokin’ with Myron Mixon will fire you up for a tasty time.
About the Author
Kelly Alexander's work has appeared in the "New York Times", "Newsweek", and "O: The Oprah Magazine". She is co-author of the New York Times best-selling barbecue cookbook "Smokin' with Myron Mixon".
Paula H. Deen was born and raised in Albany, Georgia. She later moved to Savannah, where she and her two sons, Bobby and Jamie, started the Bag Lady catering company. The business took off and evolved into The Lady & Sons Restaurant, which is located in Savannah's historic district and specializes in Southern cooking. Paula is the host of Food Network's Paula's Home Cooking and is a regular guest on QVC, where her cookbooks are one of the newtowrk's biggest sellers.
"So much has been made of Barbecue as a ‘cuisine’ that many people have forgotten the simple steps and the classic skills it takes to make good, old-fashioned, melt-in-your mouth 'Cue. Luckily Myron Mixon is here to remind us."
—Adam Richman, host of Travel Channel’s Man v. Food and author of America the Edible.
“Pitmaster Myron Mixon is an American treasure and holds the keys to the Barbecue Kingdom. There is not another person who has won more championships, with more knowledge or with such passion about Barbecue than this southern gentleman.”
—Art Smith, James Beard Award Winning Chef
"This is an amazing book! It is a must own if you make ribs once a year or you barbecue when the snow has to be shoveled off your smoker at 10 below. It’s a history of barbecue, has some of the best photos of barbecue I have ever seen, a biography of Myron, and most importantly to us amateurs and lovers of the art of barbecue, an amazing cookbook. Myron has won more awards than I have platinum records so it will be no surprise when he is inducted in to the "Barbecue Hall of Fame."
—Joe Perry, Aerosmith