Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room: Southern Recipes from the Winningest Woman in Barbecue by Melissa Cookston
Melissa Cookston, “pitmaster” and co-owner of the Memphis Barbeque Company, is a two-time Memphis in May Grand Champion and a three-time consecutive winner of the World Hog Championship—a feat unaccomplished by anyone else in the business. Her delicious dishes have garnered major attention: Cookston has appeared on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives as well as the Today show, The Chew, Fox News, Chopped, and many more. Now, no matter where in the world you may be, she’s bringing her acclaimed Memphis meals directly to your kitchen.
Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room shares some of Cookston’s award-winning recipes, ranging from her famous barbecue to one-of-a-kind sides, condiments, grilled and fried favorites, and decadent desserts. Dishes like BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Maple Bacon Jam, Smoked Tomato Bisque, and Mississippi Mud Pie run the gamut of southern specialties. The book also includes this insider’s tricks of the trade (how exactly does one smoke an entire hog?) and personal anecdotes about working her way to the top of the barbecue world.