A Southern classic, this heartachingly tender brisket draws on just four ingredients, including a can of Coca Cola. Tasting is, truly, understanding.
Sara Roahen is an oral historian and the author of Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table. She's written for Tin House and Food & Wine. John T. Edge is the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance and the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Foodways and A Gracious Plenty: Recipes and Recollections from the American South.