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A one-of-a-kind collection of recipes, photographs, and behind-the-scenes stories from legendary pit master Mike Mills. In this unique combination of cookbook, memoir, and travelogue Mike shares his passion for America's favorite cuisine. Through conversational anecdotes and black-and-white photographs, readers meet a diverse circle of colleagues and friends and join Mills in a behind-the-scenes tour of the barbecue contest circuit, with stops at some of the best "shrines, shacks, joints, and right-respectable restaurants." The selection features Mills' own secret concoctions and treasured family recipes, as well as choice contributions from his pit master friends. It covers all manner of barbecued meat and fish, sauces and dry rubs, as well as the sides, soups, and down-home sweets that complete any great barbecue feast. 312 Pages.