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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 #10: Simple, Slow & Keep Experimenting

"Have a simplistic philosophy. People get all sorts of craziness going on with this smoker and that smoker. That can be fine but simplicity is where to start. Try little things, move slowly, and keep on experimenting. It takes a long time to master. We’ve been open 6 years now but 10 years ago Aaron was talking about this and the rest of us were like, ‘Why don’t you get a regular job, no one likes bbq.’ But he stuck with it. He had a dream and he kept on practicing. He cooked a lot of briskets for a long time. He cooked so many for so long that he came to understand that cut of meat. He mastered it…and proved us naysayers wrong!"

Benji Jacob – General Manager of Franklin BBQ and childhood friend of owner Aaron Franklin – Austin, TX

Mike's Road Journal

Heirloom Market BBQ: Atlanta, GA

When a Texan meets a lovely Korean gal and they fall in love, the Heirloom Market BBQ is the gift they give us. While I didn't get to meet either Cody or Jiyeon (pronounced G-on-lee) as they had their hands full with a noodle night at their other restaurant Sobban (now closed permanently), they did put me in good hands with Daniella Sanchez. Despite her youthful appearance, she's an employee that I'd love to steal...hard working and unflappable. She quickly joine...
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Heirloom Market BBQ: Atlanta, GA

BBQ Joint Finder

Boarhogs Barbeque

"Roger Owens - Owner & Pitmaster"

2064 C Hwy 72 E, Huntsville, AL 35811

Carter's Bar-B-Que

"Curt Carter - Owner & Pitmaster"

519 S. Eastman Rd. Longview, TX 75602


Barbecue Slang

Indirect Cooking A method of cooking where the food is not placed directly over the heat source.


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