If you’re ever looking to take a barbecue road trip through Texas, you’d have trouble finding a better book to guide you than The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue by Daniel Vaughn. It’s the first book published on Anthony Bourdain’s new HarperCollins imprint, Ecco. KUT’s Nathan Bernier talked with Vaughn about what goes into good brisket and how to find the good out-of-the-way spots.
I’d like to say that I am incredibly picky and choosy, but for the most part, if there’s a sign that says “Barbecue” I’m probably going to stop anyway. Those hidden gems can be found anywhere. But there are a couple of things that you want to look for to at least give you a certain amount of hope.
Vaughn will be speaking and signing books at BookPeople tonight at 7.