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Reviews of Jim Early's Book
"The finest barbecue book ever written. I could smell it, taste it, marinate in it. I wanted to eat this book. At last a blueprint to the meaning of life."
Doug Marlette, Award winning Novelist and Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist
"Jim Early is passionate, knowledgeable about his favorite subject Tar Heel Barbecue. With both humor and reverence Jim has captured the essence of his native barbecue culture and the soul of those good folk who produce, cook and pursue a "pretty pig." This book is a treasure map. Bravo!"
Carolyn S. Wells, Ph.B., Executive Director, Kansas City Barbeque Society
"Chef Jim Early’s gourmet cooking classes for Salem College have been enthusiastically received and his class on Tar Heel barbecue was exceptional."
Dr. Alice Patterson, Dean of Continuing Studies at Salem College
"Barbecue is almost a religion in North Carolina. Jim Early’s book is destined to become the barbecue bible for country gourmets. You’ll never want to be without it when you travel around North Carolina since it covers just about every BBQ eatery, restaurant and joint anywhere in the state. Jim is a connoisseur of the various styles of cooking, smoking and seasoning great barbecue and will lead you down the righteous path."
David Holt, author, Grammy-winning storyteller and musician
"If the greater universities of North Carolina ever confer a Ph.D. in Barbecue, Jim Early should be the first recipient, magna cum laude."
Will and Deni McIntyre, photographers and authors of the award winning book All Over the Map: Travel, Photography & the Stories Behind Them