Synopses & Reviews
"New York Times bestselling author (Smokin' with Myron Mixon) and star of TLC's Barbecue Pitmasters, Mixon does an admirable job of showing grillers, smokers, and barbecuers how they can turn labor and time-intensive grilling and barbecue projects into weekday meals with a minimum of fuss in this to-the-point collection of 150 smoke-centered recipes. While there's no way to produce properly smoked brisket or ribs in 30 minutes, Mixon makes the prep and cooking/smoking process as efficient as possible, encouraging readers to rely on a simple four-ingredient marinade, and two easy but flavorful rubs for virtually all his dishes. That's not to say his food is monochromatic, but the focus here is on the smoke imparted to the food. His coleslaw, burgers, fried chicken, and Smoked Whiskey Wings are all perfectly serviceable; but it's his ingenious use of leftovers that will make readers take notice as he offers suggestions for mountains of leftover brisket, pulled pork, or chicken. This approach rather than a multitude of variations on ribs, pulled pork and a bevy of sauces sets the book apart and make it a keeper, as long as readers can put up with Mixon's boasting and ego. Agent: Michael Psaltis, Culinary Entertainment Agency. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
is the star of Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters
. He has appeared on the Today
show, Good Morning America, Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,
Kelly Alexander is a former editor at Food & Wine and Saveur magazines and co-author of Smokin’ with Myron Mixon. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Gourmet, and Newsweek, among other publications. She also teaches food writing at Duke University, and is a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.