The book is written by Ardie Davis and Chef Paul Kirk.
Anyone in the "Q" world will recognize these two fellows. :)
Ardie Davis is the founder of the American Royal International BBQ Sauce, Rub, and Baste Contest, as well as the Great American Barbecue Sauce, Baste, and Rub Contest.
Paul Kirk is the operator of Baron's School of Pitmasters and has won over 475 cooking and barbecue awards, including seven world championships, and the American Royal Open...... the world's largest BBQ contest.
I gladly accepted the book and have been pouring over it for the last couple of weeks.
In my opinion, if these two recommend a place as having great Q..... I'm going to believe them and give it a try.
The book contains a recipe from each of the 100 Joints they visited. They've included side dishes, rubs, meats and desserts.
I'm looking forward to giving these recipes a try.
Overall, I like the book. ......Ardie and Chef Paul did their homework. :)
I found a few of places listed in Oklahoma that I can't wait to check out.
I'm sure that the Q places that Ardie and Chef Paul listed are well deserving, I also bet there are even more places out there that deserve to be included in the book. There are so many small, "Hole in the wall" places that are serving up some downright tasty Q. It would be a HUGE undertaking to discover all of them. Maybe their next book will contain 200 joints.. then 300. I guess it would be never ending. lol
If you know of a place that isn't in the book, Ardie and Paul invite you to contact them through the web site... http://www.americasbestbbqbook.com/ and let them know about it.
That's pretty nice of them.... :)
I'm going to tell them they missed one and send in pictures of my backyard.... just kidding!!
I feel honored that I was contacted to receive a book to check out. :)
I like the book, and can't wait to try the recipes from all of these fine Q establishments.