Barbecue History And Culture

BBQ. Barbecue. Barbeque. Bar B Que. No matter how you spell it, it is a phenomenon that has a fanatic following in all areas of the country and around the world. Barbecue is basic to cooking. Meat sizzling over open flame or slowly cooked in smoke. In this section you will learn where it all began and how people in different regions practice this ancient art. 

Food and country flags from around the world to celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics
Ready for a taste of Korean BBQ? Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics with our recipe for grilled Korean Kalbi (Galbi) or Bulgogi made with beef short ribs or sliced ribeye. It’s an easy dish to grill at home. While you’re at it, try some of the best grilled recipes from around the world, each listed here by country. read more
Homer Simpson barbecue
Barbecue is a hotly debated topic. Read here about a new definition of BBQ that is distinct from its legal definition. This new definition includes explanations of grilling, smoking and other terms, as well as a brief history of barbecue around the world. read more
Covered Barbecue
Barbecue was not invented in America. Here is the true story of where barbecue came from and how it evolved, including the evolution of BBQ cooks, cookers, restaurants, and foods. You may be surprised to learn that the history of barbecue goes further back than China and even further back than homo sapiens. read more
A Hot Dog Road Trip
Where did the hot dog get its start? Back in Europe if we're being honest. But as sausages came to America, these singular tubes of meat evolved into several regional specialties such as the Coney Island Hot Dog, the New York Streetcart Dog, and the Chicago Hot Dog. Here is the unvarnished history of them all. read more
first BBQ Sauce
How was barbecue sauce invented? By whom? When? Learn the fascinating history of how BBQ sauce evolved from Chinese sweet and sour sauce. You'll find out about the first written mentions of barbecue sauce (in the 1800s), the first written recipes, and the evolution of today's best loved commercial bottled BBQ sauces. read more
How did barbecue originate? There are many mythical stories of neanderthals coming upon burnt animals after a forest fire. Here is a similar explanation of the ancient Chinese discovery of barbecue told in an engaging, fanciful, and humorous tale in 1822 by English essayist Charles Lamb. read more
Sauce judging
Barbecue competitions have become big business with prizes ranging up to $100,000 and some getting national television coverage. Here is the fascinating story of how these contests started in Hawaii "For Men Only," and how they became a popular sport with more than 500 annual events. read more
inside lems aquarium smoker
Chicago's barbecue heritage migrated from southern blacks of the Mississippi Delta, their unique Aquarium pit design. Rib tips and hot links are specialties. read more
President Lyndon Johnson loved barbecue and with his chef, the self-proclaimed "Barbecue King" Walter Jetton, LBJ invented barbecue diplomacy. Read the historical tales, see the photos, and get some recipes from LBJ's West Texas barbecues that featured whole animals cooked over open pits and plenty of greasy palms. read more
Louis armstrong
In 1927 Louis Armstrong made his first recording of the iconic tune 'Struttin' with Some Barbecue'. Surprisingly, it is not about food. read more

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