Texas-born John Lopez has been savoring and preparing true Lone Star-style barbecue all of his life. Now in a value priced-cookbook he shares his secrets, some passed on to him from his father, others from skilled Texas smoking enthusiasts and more forged from years of experience.
At $5.95 and pocket sized (4.25" X 5.5"), Texas Barbecue 101 is the absolutely perfect stocking stuffer for the barbecue afficionados on anyone’s gift list.
Rarely has so much culinary wisdom been imparted at such low a price. And all bases are covered, from the types of barbecue smokers and utensils most useful to a host of recipes, including all the basic smoked fare for which Texas is famous.
Then there’s the importance of spice rubs, not to mention the proper use of brining, sauces and mops. Topping it all off is a slew of great side dishes and desserts.
"A mini-book of 'cue how-tos from a hard-core pit smoker who hews to the Texas tradition of 'meat cooked with coals, embers and/or wood." — Amy Culbertson, Food Editor, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"You can almost savor the flavor as you read the mouth-watering recipes in Texas Barbecue 101." — Glenn Dromgoole, Abilene Reporter-News