14 black & white photos; 35 black & white illustrations

Published by Sunbelt Editions

The Beginnings of Barbecue

Eyewitness Accounts of the Early Days of Smoked and Sauced Meats
Edited by Dave DeWitt



Barbecue’s hidden history! Food historian Dave DeWitt has searched obscure books and magazines to uncover the story of BBQ that most people don’t know. Like how advanced smoking meat was in France, the barbecue that inspired Buffalo Bill, Audubon’s portrayal of a barbecue as courtly love, humorous tales of ’Q from thirty US states, a history of Jamaica’s jerk pork, and a wealth of trivia and techniques over the years.

Contributor Bios
Dave DeWitt is a food historian and one of the foremost authorities on chile peppers, spices, and spicy foods. He is the author or coauthor of fifty-six books and lives in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife, Mary Jane Wilan.