Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country

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Farrar, Straus & Giroux, May 1, 1997 - Cooking - 240 pages
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As they investigate this nation's obsession with smoked meat, Lolis Elie and Frank Stewart introduce us to the men and women devoted to the demanding art of barbecuing, and, of course, to some good eating - with mouthwatering recipes for meat, sauces, and side dishes.

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Can a country controlled by convenience foods still care about real food? This is one of the questions the author and photographer of this work ponder as they set off in search of the best barbecue in ... Read full review

About the author (1997)

Lolis Eric Elie is a longtime columnist and food writer for the "New Orleans Times-Picayune" and author of "Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country." He is a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Stewart is an award winning photographer and makes films.

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