This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer The Whole Hog: A Pitmaster’s Celebration of Tradition Evening Lecture/Seminar Wednesday, July 19, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Code: 1L0521 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $20 Member $25 Non-Member Resize text Ryan Mitchell and Ed Mitchell Please Note: This program has a rescheduled date (originally July 20, 2023). African American barbeque has a rich and complex history that spans centuries and continents. Today, there are countless African American barbeque restaurants and festivals throughout the United States, each with their own unique spin on this traditional cooking technique. From pulled pork to ribs to brisket, this world of barbeque has something to tempt everyone. In his first cookbook, North Carolina pitmaster Ed Mitchell explores the tradition that made him famous: whole-hog barbeque. Ed Mitchell’s Barbeque shares his methods and fills in the unwritten chapters of the rich and complex history of North Carolina whole-hog barbeque. It’s one passed down through generations over the course of 125 years and harkens back even further to Mitchell’s ancestors who were plantation sharecroppers and, before that, enslaved. Barbeque historian and pitmaster Howard Conyers joins Mitchell and his cookbook collaborators, son Ryan Mitchell and food historian and writer Zella Palmer, in a fascinating conversation that surveys the history and tradition of African American barbecue. Learn how that legacy is being kept alive today, as well as some tasty tips from barbeque experts. Copies of Ed Mitchell’s Barbeque (Ecco) are available for purchase. Book Sale Information from Local Bookseller Bold Fork Books Purchase your copy of Ed Mitchell's Barbeque by Ed and Ryan Mitchell. SPECIAL NOTE: Bold Fork Books is offering a 10% discount to Smithsonian Associates ticket-holders. To claim your discount, enter the code SMITHSONIAN10 (no space between letters and numbers) in the “Coupon” line on Bold Folk Books' check-out page. General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom.