MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Melissa Cookston, the winningest woman in competition barbecue and owner of the country's hottest barbecue restaurant group, Memphis BBQ Co., announces the release of her first cookbook, Smokin' in the Boys Room: Southern Recipes from the Winningest Woman in Barbecue (Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, $22.99, April 2014).
A two-time overall world champion and one of the world's top pitmasters, Cookston offers up Southern Delta and barbecue recipes full of smoke and spice, as well as stories filled with the trademark fire and vinegar that make her a TV favorite, too. From early memories to competitive cooking stories, Cookston shares all in this combination of good food and winning flavors with a little kick of attitude.
"Smokin' in the Boys Room grew out of my 17 years of cooking on the male-dominated barbecue contest circuit. Here you'll find recipes I used to win world barbecue championships, recipes from my restaurants, and recipes from my soul and upbringing," notes Cookston.
The recipes cover sauces and seasoning blends; pork and bacon; beef; poultry; and seafood; as well as sides and desserts to round out the meal. Readers can experience a variety of top-notch, contest-winning recipes.
- Unexpected grill creations such as Fire-Grilled Pork T-Bones with Hoe Cakes and Mississippi Caviar, or Grilled Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
- Barbecue-lover and judge favorites, from Slow-Smoked Competition Brisket to Championship Whole Pork Shoulder
- True Southern classics like Buttermilk Fried Chicken, BBQ Shrimp and Grits, and Red Beans and Rice
Whether a contest veteran or just getting started in the barbecue world, the answers to every smoke, spice and flavor question can be found in Smokin' in the Boys Room. As Melissa can attest, anybody can learn to man the grill – it just takes a little work and a whole 'lotta attitude.
About the Author
Melissa Cookston is a two-time Memphis in May Grand Champion and a three-time winner of the Whole Hog Championship. She is the owner of Memphis Barbecue Co. restaurants in Horn Lake, Mississippi; Fayetteville, North Carolina; and Dunwoody, Georgia; and has appeared on Destination America's BBQ Pitmasters; Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives; and ABC's The Chew among others.
SOURCE Memphis BBQ Co.