Barbecue: The word alone summons the rich, enticing scents of sweet and savory smoke and slow-cooking meat. Barbecue is also a casual, fun, friendly, and delicious way to bring people together. Yet while many regions have barbecue traditions, each has a distinct style of sauce—and maybe not the ones on your supermarket shelf.
There’s evidence that people have been barbecuing meat since 700 BC. In the U.S., the origins of barbecue span from North Carolina to Florida and the islands of the Caribbean, where indigenous peoples such as the Arawak had a tradition READ MORE