Barbecue Season

Even though the official start to summer is June 21st, barbecue season is already going strong!

While Americans don’t have a corner on this international tradition, I must say that we have some delicious varieties to bring to the table. Now, technically, the word barbecue refers to cooking meat with the heat and smoke of a fire. However, in the states (and especially in the South), we often equate barbecuing specifically with pork…and sauce. You can’t forget the sauce. American barbecue sauces come in an array of colors and flavors, depending on the area of origin. It’s become a cultural phenomena, and the subject of many debates — who has the “real” sauce?

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