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North & South Carolina Recipes
North & South Carolina

A real Carolina barbecue feast centers around a whole hog that's smoked for hours before the succulent meat is chopped or pulled and served with a tangy, vinegar-spiked sauce. If cooking a whole hog in your backyard seems intimidating (although you should try it anyway), we've also got recipes that make enjoying Carolina-style pork a bit simpler. Complete your meal with sides and save room for classic desserts like sweet potato pie!

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #20: Be Aware of the Stall

"Be aware of “the stall.” The stall is the time when the internal temperature of the protein you are smoking can plateau or even drop. You need to stay the course and resist the temptation to increase the heat. The stall is much easier to get past if you allot a few hours more then you think you will need for cooking."

Jeremy Smith & Cody Smith – Chef and Owners of City Butcher, Springfield, MO

Mike's Road Journal

La Barbecue: Austin, TX

What a fine Austin, Texas welcome! Esaul Ramos (who uses Savory Spice at home - thank you, sir!), the pit master at La Barbecue "Cuisine Texicana" gave me a great tour and interview. He has been focused on barbecue since he was 18 and has never looked back...total passion for it. As you can see from the photos, the locals start lining up early and now I know why. There is next level ‘cue going on here. Many people along the way have said to me that La Barbecue was one of their...
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La Barbecue: Austin, TX

BBQ Joint Finder

Hutchin's BBQ

"Dustin Blackwell & Tim Hutchins - Owners"

1301 N. Tennessee St. McKinney, TX 75069

Southside Market & Barbecue

"Robert "Pony" Wells - Pitmaster"

1212 Hwy 290 E. Elgin, TX 78621


Barbecue Slang

Paste Sauce A barbecue sauce made from tomato paste or sauce.


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