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The Resource Texas BBQ, photographs by Wyatt McSpadden ; foreword by Jim Harrison ; essay by John Morthland

Texas BBQ, photographs by Wyatt McSpadden ; foreword by Jim Harrison ; essay by John Morthland

Label
Texas BBQ
Title
Texas BBQ
Statement of responsibility
photographs by Wyatt McSpadden ; foreword by Jim Harrison ; essay by John Morthland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To Texans, barbecue is elemental. Succulent, savory, perfumed with smoke and spice, it transcends the term "comfort food." It's downright heavenly, and it's also a staff of Texas life. Like a dust storm or a downpour, barbecue is a force of Texas nature, a stalwart tie to the state's cultural and culinary history. Though the word is often shortened to "BBQ," the tradition of barbecue stands Texas-tall. {u01C2}b Photographer Wyatt McSpadden has spent some twenty years documenting barbecue--specifically, the authentic family-owned cafes that are small-town mainstays. Traveling tens of thousands of miles, McSpadden has crisscrossed the state to visit scores of barbecue purveyors, from fabled sites like Kreuz's in Lockhart to remote spots like the Lazy H Smokehouse in Kirbyville. Color or black-and-white, wide angle or close up, his pictures convey the tradition and charm of barbecue. They allow the viewer to experience each place through all five senses. The shots of cooking meat and spiraling smoke make taste and smell almost tangible. McSpadden also captures the shabby appeal of the joints themselves, from huge, concrete-floored dining halls to tiny, un-air-conditioned shacks. Most of all, McSpadden conveys the primal physicality of barbecue--the heat of fire, the heft of meat, the slickness of juices--and also records ubiquitous touches such as ancient scarred carving blocks, torn screen doors and peeling linoleum, and toothpicks in a recycled pepper sauce jar
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
641.5/78409764
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
TX840.B3
LC item number
M456 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture
Series volume
no. 23
Label
Texas BBQ, photographs by Wyatt McSpadden ; foreword by Jim Harrison ; essay by John Morthland
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
243941661
Dimensions
31 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
159 p.
Isbn
9780292718586
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035548
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)243941661
Label
Texas BBQ, photographs by Wyatt McSpadden ; foreword by Jim Harrison ; essay by John Morthland
Publication
Control code
243941661
Dimensions
31 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
159 p.
Isbn
9780292718586
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035548
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)243941661

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