Memorial Day is a day of reflection, spending time with family and friends, and of course firing up our grills. Tim Byres smokes out some soulful recipes in his new book Smoke: New Firewood Cooking.

More than just barbecue, Byres shares a variety of ways to bring the flavor of smoke to your home; drawing from regional traditions of Mexico, Louisiana and the South.

Bacon, brisket, gumbo, and even toast – Smoke does a great job with recipes, fixings, and the directions you’ll need to build a home smoker. Perfect for the holiday, or just about any weekend near the grill. Smoke: New Firewood Cooking ($26) is available now.