BBQ Films

Barbecue: A Film

A version of this article was first published in SXSWorld Magazine. The film debuted last week at SXSW. The whole of America is in the midst of full-on barbecue worship. Of late that fascination has spread across the globe, and the new stuff looks a whole lot like Texas barbecue. All those brisket photos make it seem as if Paris or Tel Aviv or Singapore just got a new culinary toy, but don’t let it fool…

American Smoke

“This is my crack habit right here.” That’s how Tom Bera of the Philly Blind Pig BBQ team describes competition barbecue in a new documentary, American Smoke. Bera’s comparison is not only a comment on how addictive the competitions are and the high of winning one, but he’s also telling us that it costs a lot of money. If you watch BBQ Pitmasters, you might be familiar with some big names like Myron Mixon and Johnny…