WHOLE HOG BBQ
The Gospel of Carolina Barbecue with Recipes from Skylight Inn & Sam Jones BBQ
The definitive guide to Carolina-style barbecue from Sam Jones, barbecue scion and third-generation owner of the legendary Skylight Inn in Ayden, North Carolina, featuring more than 20 family recipes for large-batch barbecue, sides, and desserts.
Along the way, we come to understand the Jones family's legacy and gain access to coveted recipes from Skylight Inn and Sam Jones BBQ. We get the step-by-step method for Skylight Inn's classic whole hog (serves 180!) and the scaled-down 60-pound version from Sam Jones BBQ, as well as a recipe for the best pork shoulder you've ever had plus other favorites from both restaurants, all adapted for the home kitchen and grill: cornbread, sweet slaw, spare ribs, smoked turkey, fried catfish, the signature burger, and more.
SAM JONES is the owner of Sam Jones BBQ and Skylight Inn, which was opened by his grandfather in 1947 and where he started honing his chops as a boy. He returned to the family business after rediscovering barbecue through writing a 15-page essay on the topic for a college assignment. DANIEL VAUGHN is the country's first barbecue editor. He holds this post at Texas Monthly magazine and has also contributed to Bon Appétit, Lucky Peach, First We Feast, Los Angeles magazine, and Time. He is the author of Prophets of Smoked Meat.