We take our meat and grill game seriously around here. We’re big into smoking, charring and even cleaning our grills for optimal performance.
We also know that slow and low is always the way to go. That’s why we’re man-crushing on Elliott Moss and his new cookbook Buxton Hall Barbecue’s Book of Smoke: Wood-Smoked Meat, Sides, and More. In an age of bulk-bought brisket and set-it-and-forget-it electric smokers, Buxton Hall Barbecue stands apart from the average restaurant. With three pits at the heart of an open kitchen and hogs sourced from local farmers that raise them right, chef Elliott Moss is smoking meat in accordance with time-honored traditions.
In Buxton Hall Barbecue’s Book of Smoke, believers in slow-smoked, old-fashioned barbecue will learn how to build and master their own pit, right at home. Start small with chicken or pit beef and work your way up to a whole hog. If you’re not yet ready for the pit or limited on space, Moss also teaches easy, economical ways to infuse wood-smoke into your food.
The recipes include all of the Buxton Hall favorites. Learn how to make their deep-fried smoked catfish, smoky pimento cheese, turnip soup with charred onions, or slow-cooked collards. Other recipes give the inside scoop on how a barbecue restaurant makes use of a whole hog with a waste-nothing approach: Brussels sprouts with crispy cracklin’, classic South-Carolina style hash, chicken bog, and much more. Finish the meal with Buxton’s take on classic southern desserts like banana pudding pie, grape hull pie, or s’mores with homemade marshmallows.
This hardcover bible of all things smoked is a steal at $15. Get it today. Your meat will thank you.
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