In this unique combination of cookbook, memoir and travelogue, Mike Mills, the unrivalled king of barbecue, shares his passion for America's favorite cuisine and its intense smoky flavors, lore and traditions and wild cast of characters. Join Mills in a behind-the-scenes tour of the barbecue contest circuit and then try your own hand at over 100 recipes that feature secret concoctions and treasured family flavors. By Mike Mills and Amy Mills Tunnicliffe. Paperback. 360 pages. Macmillan.