Come celebrate America's sizzling love affair with barbecue. Fred Thompson dishes up 350 of the best barbecue recipes ever to come out of America's backyards! You'll experience an explosion of exciting flavors with "Cotton's", Texas Brisket, Hugh's Awesome Smoked Ribs, "The Big Easy's" Grilled Smoked Chicken with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce, Joyce's Southwestern Flank Steak, Tom's Crispy Grilled Halibut with Caper Butter and Lorenzo's Cuban Burgers. Easy recipes for every kind of meat, poultry, and seafood imaginable plus dozens of tasty sides are accompanied by enjoyable anecdotes in a book as fun to read as it is to cook from. So fire up the grill or kick back and relax, and discover why Fred Thompson lovingly calls America "Barbecue Nation"!