"Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America"

"Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America"

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

On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott speaks with Jim Auchmutey.

The veteran journalist and smoked meat-Sherpa recently wrote a new book — Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America. The book dives into the history, evolution and imagery of a tradition that had flavored American culture, identity and politics.

Auchmutey stopped by On Second Thought to give a taste on what to expect from the history of barbecue. He will speak at the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Aug. 31.


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