A photo almanac capturing the myths, lore and people of Texas barbecue.The unnameable quality that marks Texas barbecue is a blend of wisdom andhard work, kindness and decency. When the ash settles, good barbecue has justas much to do with close community as it does pit prowess. In this breathtaking photo almanac, Wildsam captures interviews with living legends including Tootsie Tomanetz, Mando Vera, and Robert Patillo as well as perspectives from the next generation of Texas pitmasters and what they see for the food-way's future. This book features stunning portraits and landscapes fromrenowned photographers such as Wyatt McSpadden and O. Rufus Lovett as well as the ultimate BBQ map to help the reader experience every bit of the traditions, families, nostalgia, and history that make Texas BBQ something admired the world over. Essays by some of Texas' most interesting food personalities including James Beard-nominated Michael Fojtasek, Melissa Guerra and Jessica Dupuy round out the book, perfect as a coffee table center-piece or gift for any photography aficionado or food lover.