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BBQ: All the Rage in Paris

And that’s not Paris, Texas — that’s Paris, France. According to a January 2016 feature in The Washington Post , barbecue — American and down-home as apple pie — is now the hottest food trend in what many consider the world capital of fine dining. The article names four well-regarded…

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It’s All About the Beef

  All types of meat — including pork, chicken, turkey, lamb and goat — can be enjoyed barbecue style. But the one that’s the hands down favorite is beef. Barbecue chefs can choose between different cuts, not all of which are of the tougher/less valuable varieties associated with barbecue. Here…

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BBQ: The Original Foodie Delight

With legions of dedicated connoisseurs all over the world — including that capital of fine dining, Paris — barbecue is not only our national dish but also our gift to the world cuisine. Its popularity, however, wasn’t always what it is now. According to Community Table.com, by the 1980s, regional…

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A Cokers Brief History of BBQ

Barbecue is a distinctly American style of cooking with a long history. Most culinary historians believe that the word itself originates from the Spanish barbacoa. This was the term that the Spanish, on landing in the Caribbean in 1492, applied to the Arawak Indians’ method of slow-roasting meat over a…

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A Brief History of Texas BBQ

Butch Donahower started Coker’s almost 20 years ago in Arlington, Texas. Since then, his little barbecue joint has become a North Texas legend. While Butch would like to say he invented barbecue, he didn’t. He’s only practicing a culinary tradition with roots older than the Lone Star state itself. History…