In 2009, Wes Berry set out to visit each and every barbecue joint in the bluegrass. A Kentucky-native, Wes wanted to write a travel guide centered on one of his favorite fares—hoping it would prove that his state can rival the more famed barbeque regions (think: North Carolina and Texas). In his words:
“I’m here to tell you that Kentucky has some really fine barbecue, and that my home state’s rich traditions of barbecue have been pretty much overlooked by food writers and the Travel Channel.”
Soon, he will share his findings with all those BBQ-lovin’ fans out there in his new book The Kentucky Barbecue Book—presenting to them all that Kentucky has to offer. Much more than a travel guide, this book is a rich record of the state’s past and present ties to the smoked cuisine. It will leave your mouth waterin’, and your gas tank hurtin’, as you hit the road to taste these places for yourself.
Now’s your chance to win a free copy of The Kentucky Barbecue Book! Fill out the form below to enter this week’s giveaway from the University Press of Kentucky. One lucky winner will be chosen at random on Friday, March 1, at 1 pm.
Meet Wes and hear a bit more about his adventures: