What's the History of American Barbecue

American Barbecue History

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The history of American barbecue is strongly entrenched into its sociological history. The word barbecue simultaneously brings to our mind the US and vice versa. But BBQ is more a passionate factor in the southern states of USA than any other place. Its origin dates back to the times of the Civil War and even before it. Thus, the history of American barbecue is almost the history of America itself.Philadelphia, PA - The history of barbecue is securely established around the world. The term barbecue at the same time brings to mind the United States, especially the South. Its beginning goes back to the Civil War and beyond. Therefore, the origin of American barbecue is actually the history of America itself.


 

American BBQ

Although the history of American barbecue claims that it originated in the south, it's actually more than just one region, truth be told. the flavor or ingredients used, and sometimes even the method of cooking varies from state to state as well as town to town. The best way to understand BBQ is by examining each region.

BBQ in the South

In the South, the meat is not at all what we think of as BBQ, they usually use mutton and beef cooked solely on using slow cooking methods. They also use a wide range of BBQ sauces to go with each type of BBQ that lands somewhere between a sweet tomato sauce or a fiery red-hot one.

East Coast BBQ

The East Coast has a lot of pork and vinegar sauces to go along with it. The side dishes are time-honored coleslaw and hushpuppies - a cornmeal pastry. The vinegar sauces, come in countless variations such as vinegar sauces rich in tomato, or a yellow mustard based sauce, with sides which include cornbread and stew or hash with rice.

South Central BBQ

In the Central South, the meat continues to be pork as well as ribs. However, the way it's cut is different, it's pulled as an alternative to chopping. Slow cooked and shredded by hand as well as covered with copious amounts of sauce. The ribs are covered with sauce or coated with a mix of sharp spices before hitting the pit. The sauce is a sweet tomato sauce along with a hint of pepper and molasses. The sides tend to be coleslaw, French fries, baked beans, and cornbread.

What is Barbacoa

Side Norte: No one is, in fact, certain where the term barbecue got its start. The conventional wisdom is that the Spanish, after the discovery of the Caribbean, used the term barbacoa to refer to the natives' technique of slow-cooking meat on top of a wooden platform.

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