You might be wondering where the history of barbecue originated. First of all, barbecue is no joke, even BBQ style is hotly debated. A lot of people think they’re eating barbecue by just putting meat on a grill with some bottled barbecue sauce. To real barbecue purists, that is not authentic barbecue. The real thing is cooked over indirect heat – usually a wood fire – for a really long time. The purpose of this technique is to develop a combination of flavors. Like smoke, meat juices, fat, and whatever spices or rub have been added. There’s more history of barbecue then people think.
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