Gary Wiviott

Gary Wiviott is a nationally recognized barbecue authority. From the popular online tutorial that started it all to his lively cooking demonstrations to teaching diehards how to run a smoker in Chicago's notoriously brutal winter, he is committed to spreading the gospel of low and slow barbecue. He is the co-founder of the Windy City Barbecue Classic, and is the pitmaster at Barn & Company, a bustling barbecue restaurant. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Colleen Rush is a freelance food and travel writer, and the author of The Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dining. Her work appears regularly in national magazines, newspapers, and online publications. She lives, eats, and works mostly in New Orleans, Louisiana, but also … everywhere else.

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