Elizabeth Karmel was born in North Carolina, weaned on pulled pork, and has spice and smoke in her bones. This authoritative, opinionated, and just plain mouth-watering book will tell you everything you need to know about barbecue from someone who’s spent a lifetime walking the walk and talking the talk.

— Steven Raichlen, author of How to Grill and BBQ USA and host of Barbecue University on PBS