Image of barbecue pork ribs in Amaagansett, N.Y.
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Image of barbecue pork ribs in Amaagansett, N.Y.

While the particulars, origin stories and claims to be the barbecue capital of world may vary, Jim Auchmutey has found one thing we can agree on: Barbecue has a Southern accent. 

The veteran journalist and smoked meat sherpa recently wrote a new book — Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America. Auchmutey stopped by On Second Thought to give a taste on what to expect from the history of barbecue.

On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott speaks with Jim Auchmutey.

Auchmutey will speak and sign copies of his book tonight at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta. 

 

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