As the recently-named barbecue editor at Texas Monthly magazine, he explores the Lone Star state, in search of the best brisket, ribs, and BBQ joints. What started as a hobby (Vaughn was an architect who blogged about barbecue at Full Custom Gospel BBQ, before landing the Texas Monthly gig) has become a career.
Vaughn visited Seattle to sign copies of his new book, The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue, the first book in Anthony Bourdain's new publishing imprint at Ecco (a division of Harpers). At a sold-out Seattle Brisket Experience event, we talked with Daniel about his book and his passion for smoked meat.
[Our thanks to Jack Timmons and Seattle Brisket Experience and the folks at 1927 Events.]