Tag: barbecue history

  • Barbecue and Politics

    Barbecue and Politics

    Barbecue is a truly unique American culinary tradition. It is said that barbecue is to food, what Jazz is to music, an American creation. While I don’t intend to debate this here, one thing about barbecue is irrefutable: its connection to politics. Older than the Republic itself, barbecue has been an important event, deeply tied…

  • Seeking a Definition of Barbecue

    Seeking a Definition of Barbecue

    As barbecue continues to evolve from a rural southern cooking tradition into a global cuisine, more attention has and needs to be paid to its origin and definition. Purists seeking authenticity find themselves hampered by a confused and often false history of the development of barbecue linking its roots to the early colonial Americas. As…