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Franklin Barbecue cookbook slated for spring

Addie Broyles

Good luck replicating Aaron Franklin’s pepper-crusted brisket at, but next spring, your chances will improve with an entire cookbook of recipes from Franklin’s little barbecue trailer that could.

Of course, he’s long since graduated from that tiny blue cart on a frontage road of Interstate 35, and Franklin’s popularity only continues to grow, despite a notoriously long line that has its own Twitter handle.

On April 7, home cooks and barbecue fans can get even more insight into how he does it with “Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto” (Ten Speed Press, $29.99) that Franklin, who co-owns the restaurant on East 11th Street with his wife, Stacy, is co-writing with San Francisco-based writer Jordan Mackay.

From the Ten Speed Press spring catalog: “In this hotly-anticipated debut, Aaron Franklin shares the secrets behind his award-winning (and obsessed-over) barbecue. More than just a recipe book, ‘Franklin Barbecue’ is a master course in the fine art of smoking meat, Texas-style.”

Next spring, Franklin’s new PBS program, “BBQ with Franklin” will also premiere.