Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the family-owned franchise, has mastered the art of barbecue across the country with more than 260 locations nationwide. Roland Dickey has decades of practice behind the pit and is now sharing his family recipes with the world in "Mr. Dickey's Cookbook."

"I've been asked to a write a cookbook for years," says Roland Dickey, book author and chairman of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Inc. "I'm a guy who rarely cooks from a recipe and has forty years' experience cooking and entertaining, so having the opportunity to get it all down on paper was exciting. I've perfected the art of serving up affordable, easy to make, and great tasting food."

The book showcases more than 100 recipes and entertaining anecdotes, including many Dickey family recipes. Personal photographs along with photography of the dishes accompany classic and crowd-pleasing recipes.

"Cookbooks have gotten so complicated and the ingredients are hard to find," says Dickey. "I wanted my book to be all about creating enjoyable meals that guests can appreciate but don't break the bank and take all day to make."

Roland Dickey's father founded Dickey's Barbecue Pit in 1941. More than 70 years later, the Dallas-based company has swept the country. "Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook" depicts the years that shaped the fast growing barbecue chain and outlines how it grew from a one-room barbecue joint to a national staple.

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