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BookPeople presents: Steven Raichlen & Aaron Franklin

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Wednesday, May 25th at 7 PM

TV Host and Barbecue Expert

In Conversation With Local Legend
Aaron Franklin

Book signing (by both!) to follow.

Join us this evening for great food and lively conversation as Steven Raichlen presents his new book, Project Smoke. Aaron Franklin, from Franklin Barbecue, will be on hand serving up some delicious food in our parking lot starting at 5:30, while local musicians Paige & Ahnna serenade the crowd.

At 7 PM, the party will shift up to our second floor where Steven Raichlen and Aaron Franklin will appear in conversation about Steven's new book and all things barbecue.


The speaking portion of the event is free and open to the public.
Tickets are required to join the signing line.
Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Project Smoke from BookPeople.
Books and tickets are now available to pre-order. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart.
Tickets are lettered. The line for the signing will form according to letter after the speaking portion of the event.
You must show your line ticket at the Franklin smoker in order to sample the food.
If you can't make the event but would still like a signed copy, add the book to your shopping cart and write SIGNED COPY in the comments field at checkout.


From America's master griller ("Esquire"), a step-by-step guide to cold-smoking, hot-smoking, and smoke-roasting, and a collection of 100 innovative recipes for smoking every kind of food, from starters to desserts. Smoke is the soul of barbecue, the alchemy that happens when burning wood infuses its magical flavors into food. "Project Smoke" tells you how to make the alchemy happen, with Raichlen's seven steps to smoking nirvana; an in-depth description of the various smokers; the essential brines, rubs, marinades, and barbecue sauces; and a complete guide to fuel, including how each type of wood subtly seasons a dish. Then the recipes for 100 enticing, succulent, boldly-flavored smoked dishes, including Bacon-Crab Poppers, Cherry-Glazed Baby Back Ribs, Slam-Dunk Brisket, Jamaican Jerk Chicken even Smoked Chocolate Bread Pudding. Illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, it's a book that inspires hunger at every glance, and satisfies with every recipe tried.


Steven Raichlen's have won James Beard and IACP awards and "Planet Barbecue!"was a "New York Times" bestseller. Articles by him appear regularly in "The New York Times", "Food & Wine", and "Bon Appetit", and for the past dozen years he's taught the sold-out Barbecue University, first at the Greenbrier and currently at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. His 13-episode PBS series, Project Smoke, launched in summer 2015 and is expected to air in more than 90% of PBS markets by summer 2016.He and his wife live in Miami and on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Thank you for supporting Steven Raichlen, Aaron Franklin, and your local independent bookstore.