The most recent barbecue cookbook by a Black author wasn’t published this century. Bobby Seale, a man far better known for cofounding the Black Panther Party than for his barbecue chops, released Barbecue’n with Bobby in 1988. For pitmaster Kevin Bludso, that depressing gap is what makes this moment in barbecue so important. He and coauthor Noah Galuten just submitted the first draft of his manuscript for Bludso’s Family Cookbook, to be released in the spring of 2022. By then, two more barbecue books by Black authors—Adrian Miller’s Black Smoke and Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ by Scott and Lolis Eric Elie—will also have been published. Bludso doesn’t want the momentum to stop. “Let’s make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he told me. Bludso founded…View Original Post
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