Praise the Lard: Recipes and Revelations from a Legendary Life in Barbecue
Signature recipes and wisdom from the country's foremost pitmaster Mike Mills and Amy Mills, the dynamic father-daughter duo behind the famous 17th Street Barbecue, are two of the most influential people in barbecue. Known as "The Legend," Mike is a Barbecue Hall-of-Famer, a four-time barbecue World Champion, a three-time Grand World Champion at Memphis in May (the Super Bowl of Swine), and a founder of the Big Apple Block Party. A third-generation barbecuer, Amy is the marketing mind behind the business, a television personality, and industry expert. Praise the Lard, named after the Mills' popular Southern Illinois cook-off, now in its thirtieth year, dispenses all the secrets of the family's lifetime of worshipping at the temple of barbecue. At the heart of the book are almost 100 recipes from the family archives: Private Reserve Mustard Sauce, Ain't No Thang but a Chicken Wing, Pork Belly Bites, and Prime Rib on the Pit, Tangy Pit Beans, and Blackberry Pie. With hundreds food photos, candids, and illustrations, this book is as rich as the Mills' history.
About the Author
MIKE MILLS and AMY MILLS, the authors of Peace, Love, and Barbecue, own 17th Street BBQ in Murphysboro, Illinois. Mike is a partner in Danny Meyer's Blue Smoke. Amy's OnCue Consulting firm offers the only barbecue business seminars in the world. Mike lives in Murphysboro, Illinois and Amy divides her time between Murphysboro, Illinois and Boston.