For lovers of the 12 Bones restaurant in addition to fans of progressive ‘cue, 12 Bones Smokehouse includes signature recipes and techniques for ribs, pulled pork, and the entire fixin’s.
When 12 Bones Smokehouse opened in Asheville, North Carolina, many doubted that it would succeed. From a squat building in a flood plain, the owners were serving up creative barbecue that wasn’t 100-percent true to any single region. Yet a decade later, 12 Bones is a local institution that rivals the Biltmore Estate in popularity. (If truth be told, it’s 12 Bones by myself that has been on President Obama’s itinerary all three times he is passed through Asheville.)
The 12 Bones Smokehouse book is true to the spirit of the place. The whole thing is made from scratch–and cornbread isn’t optional. Inside you’ll be able to find the entire classics: from the famous ribs to smoky pork, turkey, and chicken. And similar to the restaurant, the bookis uniquely vegetarian-friendly by barbecue standards. From tangy Pickled Okra Salad to savory Jalapeno Cheese Grits, everyone will find something to love. Addictive desserts and flavor-packed rubs and sauces–including the famous Blueberry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce–are all here, too. So if you’ll’t make it to 12 Bones this week, now you have the next best thing.