Go Whole Hog on June 25 With Guest Pitmaster Sam Jones at Martin's Bar-B-Que
We here at Broad Varieties have always been big fans of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Pitmaster Pat Martin - - - so when he brings in a fellow master of the pit, we pay attention. Coming in from our sister state of North Carolina is legendary Pitmaster Sam Jones of Skylight Inn. And why, pray tell? Jones is celebrating the release of his first cookbook, Whole Hog BBQ: The Gospel of Carolina Barbeque with Recipes from both Skylight Inn and Sam Jones BBQ.
His book tells the never-before-told story of North Carolina barbeque - and why Carolina-style pork is among the most delicious and obsessed-over types of slow-cooked meats. In Whole Hog BBQ, Jones (who is a third generation pitmaster) and barbeque writer Daniel Vaughn recount the history of the Skylight Inn, which opened in 1947, and share step-by-step instructions for cooking a whole hog at home -- from constructing a pit made from concrete blocks, to instructions for building a burn barrel -- along with two dozen classic family recipes (all adapted for the home kitchen and grill) including cornbread, coleslaw, spare ribs, smoked turkey, country-style steak, the signature burger, and biscuit pudding.
Starting at 6pm on Tuesday, June 25 at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Downtown, you’ll have the chance to meet, chat, and have your book signed by the pitmaster himself. He’ll also be joined by Pat Martin and local author Chris Chamberlain for a Q&A panel discussion to chat all things barbeque and of course the new cookbook. Guests will also be able to feast their ears on live music performed by Martin McDaniel Band. And it wouldn’t be fair to just look, listen, and learn - right? Of course a buffet-style meal will be prepared, featuring recipes found in the cookbook alongside beverages from Blackberry Farm Brewery.
Tickets for the big event can be found here and start at $60 for an individual, which includes a copy of the book and entry to the event. There’s a package deal for two tickets at $100, so bring a friend! Let’s go whole hog, y’all!