Are you stuck thinking about where to get barbecue products and accessories? Come on in, shop online and check out our featured products! Barbecue or Barbeque (abbreviated BBQ or Bar-B-Que) is a method and apparatus for cooking food, often meat, with the heat and hot gases of a fire, smoking wood, or hot coals of charcoal and may include application of a marinade or basting sauce to the meat. The term as a noun can refer to foods cooked by this method, to the cooker itself, or to a party that includes such food. The term is also used as a verb for the act of cooking food in this manner. Barbecue is usually cooked in an outdoor environment heated by the smoke of wood or charcoal, or with propane and similar gases. Restaurant barbecue may be cooked in large brick or metal ovens specially designed for that purpose.
Throughout the United States and the world, there are annual BBQ Festivals which allow for sometimes fierce competitions between BBQ teams. BBQ festivals are held in virtually every state in the union, usually beginning in April and going through September. Other BBQ festivals do occur during winter months in warmer locations.
Some etymologists believe that barbecue derives from the word barabicu found in the language of the Taíno people of Caribbean and the Timucua of Florida. Traditional barbacoa involves digging a hole in the ground and placing some meat (usually a whole goat) with a pot underneath it, so that the juices can make a hearty broth. It is then covered with maguey leaves and coal and set alight. The cooking process takes a few hours.
Where you can find a BBQ – Barbecue’s can be found at any local Barbecue shop or at any online Barbecue shop.
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