If you love your Mr. Dickey’s Barbecue Cookbook (2012), you’ll want to check out the sequel, Behind the BBQ: Recipes, Cocktails & Tall Tales, which includes favorite recipes from Dickey’s family members, employees, franchise owners and more.
“The cookbook is an ode to barbecue lovers, pit masters, Big Yellow Cup collectors and all the folks who have made Dickey’s Barbecue Pit the iconic brand it is today,” according to a press release. It also includes behind-the-scenes tales of life at Dickey’s.
“Behind the BBQ transports Dickey’s stories, recipes and spirit from our table to yours,” Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants says. “We’ve been serving up delicious, slow-smoked barbecue for eight decades and we are thrilled to share those recipes as a way to say ‘thank you.’ We know our fans are always looking for the perfect barbecue recipes, and we’ve given them just that in this book. We’ve also got specialty cocktails and delightful appetizer recipes for those looking to host a party. We encourage our guests to bring these amazing recipes to life and create life-long memories with friends and family!”
Dickey’s started in Dallas, along Central Expressway near the Knox-Henderson neighborhood, in 1941 and now has franchises all over the world. The Garland Road location in the Forest Hills neighborhood of East Dallas.
“By writing Behind the BBQ, Dickey’s is letting its loyal fans bring some of its southern charm and delicious tastes home with them,” notes the presser.
For what it’s worth, the first Dickey’s cookbook has a solid four-star rating with 50 reviews on Amazon.
“I loved this book, tracing the Dickey Barbeque history, plus sharing recipes,” noted one Verified Purchaser. “I know that some wanted more recipes, and less jawing. I enjoyed the humor, hard work, and honesty shared in the stories. I found Mr. Dickey’s anecdotes and musings not only endearing, but also full of little life lessons which benefit his readers.”
Find the new cookbook on the Barbecue at Home by Dickey’s website.
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