Aaron Franklin hits Jimmy Kimmel to promote new book

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Aaron Franklin popped by Jimmy Kimmel yesterday for an 8 minute segment in which he shows the TV host, who was just in Austin for South by Southwest, and “Avengers” actress Cobie Smulders how to make one of his famed briskets.

Franklin, ever quick on his feet, seems at ease making jokes with Kimmel about using a sharp knife to cut belly fat just like his trims the brisket, keeping one hand clean to drink Lone Star and the “oddly big deal” of a guy who starts and puts out fires being nominated for a James Beard Award.

He also dropped the news that his show “BBQ with Franklin” will debut in “all the PBS markets” in May.

I’m sure the show will air on KLRU, and I’ll keep you posted if his estimation that it will air on every PBS station is accurate. (I have a feeling it will air in markets outside Austin and even Texas, but perhaps not every public TV station in the country.)


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