This companion book to the PBS show of the same name is a smoking bible for barbecue aficionados and amateurs alike.

Steven Raichlen's seven steps to smoking- including choose your smoker and source your fuel- are just some of the rules you'll find in this guide to three different styles of smoking: hot-smoking, cold-smoking and smoke-roasting. The recipes range from basic to innovative and include starters and desserts with everything in between with bacon-crab poppers, cherry-glazed baby back ribs and brisket smoked in foil (the Texas crutch) among the 100 recipes. The book has something for readers of all skill levels and includes the 10 commandments of smoking so if you're looking for a thorough yet approachable take on the process look no further.