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'Praise The Lard': A Barbecue Legend Shows Us How To Master Smoked Chicken Wings

Mike Mills' chicken wings have been named the best in the country. He is even in the Barbecue Hall of Fame. His new book with daughter Amy Mills shares the gospel of barbecue with home cooks.

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