In March and April, social media was inundated with pictures of friends trying their hand at bread baking. Now, as the weather has gotten warmer, there’s a new trend emerging: “Just bought my first smoker, what should I cook on it first?”
With “safer at home” measures still in place in some states, and public gatherings limited, the summer of 2020 will be all about the backyard. To me, nothing says “summer” like being on the back patio with my dad, enjoying the smell of hickory wafting from the smoker.
My dad and I have been cooking together for years, but in January got to share an experience that truly upped our backyard barbecue game. For my 30th birthday, the two of us met up in the small town of Unadilla, Georgia, to learn new techniques from the king of barbecue himself, Myron Mixon, at his Jack’s Old South Cooking School.