Rodney Scott was born with barbecue in his blood. He cooked his first whole hog, a specialty of South Carolina barbecue, when he was just eleven years old. At the time, he was cooking at Scottâ€™s Bar-B-Q, his familyâ€™s barbecue spot in Hemingway, South Carolina. Now, four decades later, he owns one of the countryâ€™s most awarded and talked-about barbecue joints, Rodney Scottâ€™s Whole Hog BBQ in Charleston.
In this cookbook, co-written by award-winning writer Lolis Eric Elie, Rodney spills what makes his pit-smoked turkey, barbecued spare ribs, smoked chicken wings, hush puppies, Ellaâ€™s Banana Puddinâ€™, and award-winning whole hog so special. Moreover, his recipes make it possible to achieve these special flavors yourself, whether youâ€™re a barbecue pro or a novice. From the ins and outs of building your own pit to poignant essays on South Carolinian foodways and traditions, this stunningly photographed cookbook is the ultimate barbecue reference. It is also a powerful work of storytelling. In this modern American success story, Rodney details how he made his way from the small town where he worked for his father in the tobacco fields and in the smokehouse, to the sacrifices he made to grow his familyâ€™s business, and the tough decisions he made to venture out on his own in Charleston.
Rodney Scottâ€™s World of BBQÂ is an uplifting story that speaks to how hope, hard work, and a whole lot of optimism built a rich celebration of his heritageâ€”and of unforgettable barbecue.