12 Bones Cookbook

For lovers of the 12 Bones Restaurant as well as fans of progressive 'cue, 12 Bones Smokehouse includes signature recipes and techniques for ribs, pulled pork, and all the fixin's.

When 12 Bones Smokehouse opened in Asheville, North Carolina, many doubted that it would succeed. From a squat building in a flood plain, the owners were serving up creative barbecue that wasn't 100% true to any single region. Yet a decade later, 12 Bones is a local institution that rivals the Biltmore Estate in popularity. (In fact, it's 12 Bones alone that has been on President Obama's itinerary all three times he's passed through Asheville.)

The 12 Bones Smokehouse book is true to the spirit of the place. Everything is made from scratch - and cornbread is not optional. Inside you'll find all the classics: from the famous ribs to smoky pork, turkey, and chicken. And just like the restaurant, the book is uniquely vegetarian-friendly by barbecue standards. From tangy Pickled Okra Salad to savory Jalapeño Cheese Grits, everyone will find something to love. Addictive desserts and flavor-packed rubs and sauces - including the famous Blueberry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce - are all here, too. So if you can't make it to 12 Bones this week, now you have the next best thing.



Mon - Fri 11am–4pm
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CLOSED Sat & Sun

5 Foundy Street, Suite 10
Asheville, NC 28801

Phone (828) 253-4499
Fax (828) 253-4426
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Tues - Sat 11am – 4pm
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CLOSED Sun & Mon

3578 Sweeten Creek Road
Arden, NC 28704

Phone (828) 687-1395
Fax (828) 687-1396
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