Everyone in North America gets their grills and meat ready for a flurry of mouthwatering barbecues every spring. On the other hand, how much do we truly know about the craft of grilling?
This list has everything you need to wow your neighbors at the next neighborhood BBQ, from the origins of well-known activities to unexpected techniques and strategies.
The term "barbecue" originated from pig pickings, which were widespread in the Southern United States before the Civil War. The gathering enjoyed roasted whole hogs.
As far back as 6000 years ago, smoking was employed as a way to preserve foods. A low temperature was used to smoke and cook the meat to stop the growth of germs and enzymes.
An Australian BBQ is known as a "Barbie" for short. The phrase "I'll put an extra shrimp on the barbeque for you" from an Australian tourist promotion is often used to allude to the nation.
Barbecuing isn't what the majority of North Americans do anymore. Meat is cooked at temperatures between 180 and 220 degrees Fahrenheit for a longer length of time to tenderize it while retaining its natural fluids, which is known as barbecuing. Broiling, which cooks at a temperature of 475-700 °F in a fraction of the time, is now the most popular cooking technique.
A group called the Barbecue Industry Association says that more than half of all marshmallows eaten in the US are grilled.
Use a bathroom scale outdoors to quickly determine how much propane is remaining in your tank.
The term "barbecue" has no precise meaning. Baracoa, an American Indian term for a kind of wood used to prepare meals, is said to be the origin of the name. Another theory is that the barbeque, or whiskers to tail, is derived from the French.
Use liquid smoke to provide a smoky flavor to meals cooked on a gas barbecue or in the kitchen. This product, which is made from real smoke, can be added to any marinade or sauce for barbecuing.
One pound of brisket, which comes from a cow's breast, takes one to two hours to cook on the grill. To put that into perspective, a typical 8-pound steak takes an average of 12 hours to cook.
Lexington, NC, and Kansas City, MO both claim to be world-famous barbecue capitals. Memphis, on the other hand, claims to be the capital of pork barbecue.
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