The Smoke Shop's Backyard BBQ (Hardcover)

Eat, Drink, and Party Like a Pitmaster

By Andy Husbands, William Salazar, Michael Symon (Foreword by), Ken Goodman (By (photographer))

Fair Winds Press, 9781592339020, 224pp.

Publication Date: February 18, 2020

List Price: 30.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Every meal is better with BBQ! Impress your friends, family, and co-workers with recipes from Boston's popular Smoke Shop restaurant.

Join Andy Husbands and Will Salazar as they share their secrets in The Smoke Shop's Backyard BBQ. Start off with a classic Backyard Barbecue featuring pulled pork, Twice-Smoked Pulled Chicken, deliciously simple brisket, and New Memphis Ribs. With a selection of the Smoke Shop’s favorite sides, drinks, and desserts, it might seem like all you ever needed. Then they go further afield, as the following chapters bring smokehouse flavor home for every occasion:
  • Make Taco Tuesday special with Brisket Ropa Vieja Tacos, Pulled Pork Quesadillas, BBQ Empanadas, Street Corn, The Smoke Shop Guac, and Tres Leches Minicakes.
  • Amp up your next Cocktail Party with Pork Belly Pastrami Skewers, BBQ Peanuts, and smoked Oysters on the Half Shell, paired with a Downtown Derby cocktail.
  • Throw the ultimate Tailgate featuring Salt and Pepper Baby Back Ribs, Pork Belly Burnt Ends, The Smoke Shop’s Famous Wings, and The Ultimate BLT Bar.
Additional chapters include The Big Brunch, a Fancy Party, and even a Holiday Party to keep the BBQ going year round. Gather your friends and family: it's time for a BBQ-filled celebration!

About the Author

Andy Husbands is an award-winning pitmaster who began developing his own unique style of cooking upon opening Boston’s Tremont 647 in 1996 and later, Sister Sorel. His latest culinary venture, The Smoke Shop, culminates Husbands’ continued success and pays homage to his extensive background in the competitive barbecue circuit. His honest, approachable fare makes Smoke Shop the "Best Barbecue Restaurant" according to Boston Magazine, and the restaurant has been praised in The Boston Globe, Wine Spectator, Star Chefs, and more. 

After nearly three decades in the restaurant industry, Husbands serves as one of Boston's most celebrated culinary leaders and foremost authority on regional Barbecue and live-fire cooking. He competed on the sixth season of FOX Television Network’s fiery Hell’s Kitchen and is internationally-recognized for his BBQ team, IQUE BBQ, who became the first New England team to win the World Champions of BBQ title in 2009 at the Jack Daniels World Championship in Tennessee. Husbands is a large contributor to Share Our Strength as well as an active board member of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, who acknowledged him as the 2014 Chef of the Year and a Rodman Celebration Restaurant Chair. He has also co-authored several cookbooks, including PitmasterWicked Good BBQ, Wicked Good Burgers, Grill to Perfection,and The Fearless Chef.

Ken Goodman is a freelance photographer based in New York City. He specializes in food and chef photography, concerts, events, portraits and cookbooks. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone magazine and Art Culinaire, and he has photographed Mario Batali, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart, Michael Stipe, The Edge, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Mariska Hargitay, Stanley Tucci, Jon Bon Jovi, and Anthony Bourdain (among others). Prior to his photography career, he spent 20 years in the restaurant industry as a classically trained chef, culinary educator, and restaurant consultant.

Praise For The Smoke Shop's Backyard BBQ: Eat, Drink, and Party Like a Pitmaster

The Smoke Shop’s Backyard BBQ makes it simple to entertain and feed a large group. You’ll learn how to cook the perfect tailgate or holiday party with chef Andy and Will’s easy to follow, delicious recipes. Andy is not only a world champion pitmaster but a classically trained chef, and it shines through in this book.”
- Tuffy Stone, World Champion Pitmaster and author of Cool Smoke

“This book will get you fired up with its juicy, smoky, and easy to prepare recipes. Andy and Will’s tips, tricks, and techniques will transform your good meals into spectacular meals!”
- Co-chefs John Jackson and Connie DeSousa, CHARCUT Roast House

“Andy Husbands has done it again! Another outrageous book packed with hunger-inducing recipes, ingenious techniques, Instagram worthy photos and indispensable tricks of the trade. If you can’t eat at The Smoke Shop, this is the next best thing!”
- Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue Bible cookbook series and host of Project Fire

“The fresh vision of barbecue in this book not only inspires me to fire up the grill, but makes me want to share this delicious food with family and friends. After all, that’s what cooking barbecue is all about.”
- Chris Lilly, World Champion Pitmaster and Partner of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q

“Just flipping through the pages makes my mouth water and my tummy growl. These recipes are great for everything—from a special occasion to a simple Tuesday family taco night.”
- Chef Stephanie Izard, Chef/owner of Girl & The Goat, Little Goat, and Duck Duck Goat

“I’ve been drinking, eating, and partying with Andy for over 30 years. His passion for a delicious, wild time always has me coming back for more.”
- Chris Hart, Barbecue World Champion and co-author of Pitmaster