The History of Virginia Barbecue

World renowned historian, author, Barbecue connoisseur Joe Haynes spent the afternoon with us last week.  Joe and his wife Gail are terrific folks with a passion for real Virginia BBQ……so they fit right in here.  Since my Grandfather John D. Shaffer started barbecuing chicken in 1952, we have stuck to the flavors and traditions of Virginia BBQ.

Joe’s book details how the Indians and first Settlers used what they had to cook wild game and hogs low and slow, sealing in all the smoky goodness.  He goes on to provide insight into fellow longtime Virginia pitmasters from across the state and even shares authentic Virginia BBQ recipes.

Joe was gracious enough to sign several copies of his book which we have for sale here at our BBQ & Market.  My father George and I continue to follow the traditions of Shenandoah Valley BBQ chicken, chopped pork, vinegar sauces, and paprika rib rubs.  Stop by and say hello!

Virginia Barbecue

Joe’s Book is fascinating page turner if you love taste-bud-tingling BBQ!

Real Virginia BBQ

The man himself…..

Real Virginia BBQ

A book & a Gift Card…great combo for that meat lover in your life!

Want me to send you a copy of Joe’s book email or call 540.508.4274

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