As the intro states, James A. Beard was mid century America's leading authority on outdoor charcoal cooking (my preferred method as well!) And with his help, this handy little booklet published by the Taylor Wine Company in 1958 has many fine-tuned 'n tested recipes to make your BBQ exceptionally tasty-- I'm trying out the Lusty Barbecue Sauce recipe this weekend on pork chops-- and if you also like cute illustrations of food and condiments with faces and happy people marinatin' up some fun, then this is your deviled day! COME TO OUR BARBEQUE!!