The Southern Cowboy, the first cookbook written and curated by Chef-Owner John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse is set to hit shelves on November 1. Featuring more than 80 recipes accompanied by personalized anecdotes, the 217 page cookbook reveals the story of a corporate pharmaceutical executive who turned his passion for smoking and grilling into a “barbecue ministry.” The digital e-book, available online here for viewing.

A signed copy of The Southern Cowboy will be available for $28.99 (plus tax) at cookbook signings beginning November 8 in North Florida and will conclude in Winter Garden on November 23. Books are available for pre-order and online order here. Each signing will feature a Thanksgiving carving and tasting station with 4 Rivers Smokehouse’s mail-order Smoked Turkey, which is also featured in the Thanksgiving chapter of The Southern Cowboy.

The Southern Cowboy Cookbook Signing Schedule:

Friday, November 8, 2013
Jacksonville: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gainesville: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Longwood from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Winter Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Winter Garden from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.