12 Bones Smokehouse Cookbook Review
|Title:||12 Bones Smokehouse: An Updated Edition with More Barbecue Recipes from Asheville, NC|
|Author:||Bryan King, Angela King, Shane Heavner, Mackensy Lunsford|
|Published:||October 16, 2018, Voyageur Press|
|No. of Pages:||240|
|Cover Price:||$ 25.00 Hardcover,|
Craving good Barbecue? It’s always available at the 12 Bones Smokehouse located in Asheville, North Carolina. Most of us can’t visit often unless we’re a resident, so it’s very nice that the owners and chefs have compiled an excellent cookbook: 12 Bones Smokehouse: An Updated Edition with More Barbecue Recipes from Asheville, NC. Anyone who likes good, authentic, southern barbecue and sides will want to check out this book.
As in any good barbecue cookbook, the first chapter sets out rules and good instructions for creating mouthwatering barbecue. It covers tools, equipment, and methods for perfect barbecue. The authors have included rubs and spice mixes which are very tasty and once made (very easy) be used in everyday cooking. The book also has a chapter on barbecue sauces and the flavors vary with ingredients like horseradish, fruit (cranberry, blueberry, pineapple), chili peppers, molasses, ketchup, and wine.
The side dishes included in this cookbook are excellent. There are several chapters with different southern dishes like pinto beans, collard greens, corn pudding, corn bread, and biscuits. There is a recipe for coleslaw and several or salads that go good with barbecue. There are even soups made with smoky ingredients, and pickled vegetables including kimchi. These side dishes are ones that real people will actually want to eat. Southern desserts are also in this book, and they are incredible: cakes, pies, cookies, mostly southern and rich and decadent.
The recipes are written in a straightforward manner and are easy to follow. Most important, however, is the fact that the recipes turn out picture perfect.
It’s always fun to recreate recipes from our favorite restaurants, and this cookbook makes it possible to create scrumptious southern barbecue dishes no matter where you live. Highly recommended.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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