Southern Cookbook Author John McLemore Launches Second Book Full of 'Dadgum Good Food'

Good food creates moments for bonding, bringing together friends and family to celebrate traditions and create new memories, especially during the holidays.  For some, steak means someone's graduated, turkey signals the whole family's coming, and a grilled blackberry cobbler tells the guests the weekend has arrived. 

"DADGUM That's Good, Too!," the latest cookbook by southern culinary master John McLemore, serves up more scrumptious times for family bonding through dadgum good cooking and 135 new recipes.  It is available on September 1, nationwide on,, and other retail outlet sites. It is also available at (Trade paperback, $24.95, In Print, LLC). There's a strong appetite for the sequel: More than 10,000 books were sold on its debut day.

"The heart of the McLemore family has always been good food, good friends and good times, and we're so excited to share some more of our favorite signature recipes in our newest cookbook, alongside our McLemore family favorites submitted by our closest friends," said McLemore, President/CEO of Masterbuilt, an outdoor cooking product manufacturer. 

McLemore, a father, entrepreneur and self-taught cook, wants to make it fun for anyone to celebrate old and new traditions with easy, delicious recipes that get the whole family involved.  With "DADGUM That's Good, Too!"cooks can look forward to creating and savoring new indulgences like Garlic and Herb Deep-Fried Turkey using Masterbuilt's Butterball® Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer, Thumbs-Up Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches, Smokey Stuffed Burgers, Dadgum Good Smoked Brisket, Grilled Southern Barbeque Shrimp, Southern Fried Mushrooms with Kickin' Ranch Sauce, and Grilled Baby Back Ribs.. And no meal would be complete without a Southern dessert: Check out ways to grill blackberry cobbler or peaches and plums with honey citrus sauce, or even grill banana sundaes!

About Dadgum, That's Good, Too!"™

John McLemore brings even more mouthwatering food to the table, and introduces us to the heartbeat of his home — his family and friends. Detailed smoking and grilling charts, signature brine and seasoning recipes, more tips, more stories, and even more dadgum good food make "Dadgum, That's Good, Too!"™ a must-have resource. With 135 new recipes for smoking, grilling and frying, there's something for everyone.

With equal parts of Southern charm and tenacity, John McLemore has traveled the world over to show folks how to share the experience of making dadgum good food together at home. You'll love meeting the folks who have influenced John's cooking and his life.

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