Originally Posted by Hawg Father of Seoul
I bet KCBS changed him.
He got him bum handed to him. We all need to be humbled from time to time.
Actually, I competed against him a few times and he was always a threat. His brisket seemed to always do poorly because he was doing central Texas brisket. John Lewis is a nice guy and I've never heard anyone I know from comps speak poorly of the guy. If you helped develop recipes and techniques with Aaron and he never mentioned you in any articles or ever let you see any of the lime light I can understand being a little bitter and wanting to make a name for yourself and I'm happy that he is. If I could choose between cooking with Aaron or John I would pick John. A friend of mine cooked with him when La Barbecue was first starting and there are plenty of secrets he couldn't and wouldn't share. I'd really be surprised if John is letting the cat entirely out of the bag in that interview just as Aaron and the other respected pitmasters hold on to there secrets.