Myron Mixon is a four-time world barbecue champion and has won more than 200 grand BBQ championships, resulting in over 1,800 total trophies, 30 state championships, 8 Team of the Year awards, and 11 national championships. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Myron Mixon’s BBQ Rules, Smokin’ with Myron Mixon, and Everyday Barbecue, and the star of Discovery’s BBQ Rules and BBQ Pitmasters. He lives in Unadilla, Georgia, where he is also the mayor. Kelly Alexander is a former Saveur senior editor and the winner of a James Beard Journalism Award. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, and teaches food writing at Duke University.