Most of do not even know how to use the barbeque properly. Let us accept that fact that all we know is to happily eat the delicious dishes that are prepared. Most of us have a thing for barbeque dishes. The unique and the captivating flavor is something that cannot describe in words.
It is weird that most of love BBQ and we do not know much about it. In this article, we will see some of the interesting facts about BBQ.
The complicated past
There are lots of explanations that are given for the word “barbeque”. Some say that it came from the bar, beer, and billiards restaurants. BAR-BEER-CUE-PIG. But the most common and the widely accepted reason is that it originated from the West Indies. The actual word was “barbacoa”. In the West Indian language, it means slow cooking over hot coals. We think that it is better to choose and believe in the one that makes sense. Rather than accepting something stupid.
The Capital War
There are two different cities in the United States that claim to the capital of barbeque. They are Memphis TN and Kansas City, MO. A lot of barbeque tournaments are organized in these two cities, and each city has its own title. But Lexington NC is named as the Barbeque capital of the world.
The presidential tradition
Barbeque plays a very important in the tradition of the United States. Lyndon B. Johnson organized the first every barbeque party in the White House. The part had Texan style ribs. Jimmy Carter hosted a pig-picking party. More than 500 people were invited to that party.
Not just for summer
Most of us tend to think that barbeque and grilling are very much confined to summers because we generally used to do it during the summer. But that is not the truth. More than 60% of the people have stated that for them, barbeque is an activity that will happen throughout the year irrespective of the weather.
The longest barbeque
Most of us tend to get frustrated during the barbeque process because it is a time-consuming process. The only thing that is holding from not losing it is we know for a fact that we are going to have some delicious dishes at the end. But Jan Greef from Georgia cooked 1000 hot dogs and 200 pieces of corn which took nearly 80 hours. Till this day it is the longs barbeque.
The largest barbeque
The largest barbeque till date was organized at Nuevo Leon in Mexico. The barbeque dishes were prepared for more than 45000 people.
The science of heat
Many have this belief that people tend to cook properly because of practice that have had in the past. It is true. But that is not the only thing. There is actually a science behind measuring the heat of the barbeque, which plays a very important role. You can determine the heat by placing your hand over the barbeque and counting the time that you are able to keep your hands over it.