Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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Barbecue

Reserve your spot at the inaugural three-day fest celebrating barbecued whole pig.

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News Feed

The sneak peek trailer shows a surprising culinary side of an iconic Texan city.

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Events

This Houston block party features Aaron Franklin’s brisket, a Lambrusco bar and more.

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Michael Symon

What's really great about Mabel's BBQ is its Cleveland-boosting menu. "Eastern European butchers are the original BBQ masters," says Symon. Instead of hot links, he's serving kielbasa; in fact, there's a ton of excellent local kielbasa on the menu.

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Travel Guide

Atlanta's best barbecue spots offer everything from classic pulled pork sandwiches to creative Korean-style ribs. Here, eight of F&W's favorites.

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Chefs Feed

"I don't go out of my way to eat barbecue; I'm around it all the time," says star pitmaster Aaron Franklin, of Franklin Barbecue. Watch this clip to see why Franklin makes an exception for the juicy, mesquite-smoked brisket tacos at Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ.

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Daily Word Wizard

You might think that the word "barbecue" originated in Texas, or the Carolinas, or Memphis. But barbecue's roots run deeper than that—back to barbacoas, the original all-purpose home gadgets.

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Tasting Room

Jordan Mackay is the co-author, with the Austin-based BBQ star pitmaster Aaron Franklin, of Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto. The book is a crazy success—a rare cookbook that bounded onto the Amazon best-seller lists—but one thing it leaves out is an answer to that vital question: What wine goes best with BBQ?

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#HowISummer

Joe Carroll makes stellar barbecue and grilled meats at Brooklyn’s Fette Sau and St. Anselm. In the book Feeding the Fire, he shares his smartest tips plus recipes for classic cuts, unusual cuts like salmon collar and beef cheeks, and amazing sauces and marinades. The espresso 
rub below is the only one he uses—it’s that good.

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Make This Now

No barbecue is complete without a killer sauce. Skip the store-bought stuff and wow your guests with something homemade. Here, five DIY flavorful and smokey barbecue sauces to try.

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