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suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Tue, 17th Jul '07 7:34 PM

BBQ POLL

First of all, do you spell it barbecue, bar-b-que, BBQ, or some other variation?

And secondly, what does it mean to you?

For me, when we "have a bar-b-que" it means we are cooking food outside on the grill - but the food could be anything from hot dogs to salmon to corn-on-the-cob or shish-ke-bob. Usually accompanied by potato salad and watermelon.

When we "have barbecue" we are eating something smothered in BBQ sauce! Most probably chicken, but possibly shredded pork or chicken drowning in sauce, served on buns. And it could be cooked in the oven.

How about you - does your family make any distinction??

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Tue, 17th Jul '07 8:52 PM

When I think of barbecue, I think of Ribs with come cole slaw, potato salad and Beer. I love the summer, cause I think everything tastes better cooked on the grill outside.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Wed, 18th Jul '07 2:36 AM

The accepted spelling is barbecue. I suspect advertisers shortened it to BBQ, which I assume then led to the spelling barbeque, but that's just a guess. To me barbecue means all of that which you mentioned; cooking on the grill, and meat covered in sauce.

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Wed, 18th Jul '07 9:29 AM

"Barbecue" - to char, burn, incinerate and immolate unhealthy and (otherwise) unpleasant food items.
It makes gustables combustible.




And the action of barbecuing is a sacred prayer to "Drizzel" the rain God, asking for(and usually succeeding in)an immediate manifestation.


markieboy
Markieboy  (Level: 259.9 - Posts: 198)
Wed, 18th Jul '07 12:42 PM

Surely it's a line up to get the last haircut in the shop.......

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Wed, 18th Jul '07 3:05 PM

Verrry funny Markieboy!

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Thu, 19th Jul '07 6:56 AM

Yup, "Barbie" here in Oz!

The day will be fiercly HOT.....probably about 35C~40C (about 100F) for our Barbies, provided there is no total fire ban.

No, we don't really toss "shrimps" on it.........but we have been known to have prawns, steak, chops, ribs, and snags (sausages) on ours! There may be potatoes in foil, corncobs in foil too.

The guys will swill down icy beers, the kids will have sausage sangas (sausage sandwiches)...the women will possibly have chilled white wine, or some of those alcoholic premixed cocktails-in-a-bottle known as RTDs here. ("Ready To Drink"......Bacardi Breezers, Vodka Cruisers etc)

Yup, there will be potato salad, tossed green salad, dips'n'dippers, probably bread rolls too.

BTW, we are also likely to WRITE the name of this wonderful pastime as a "BBQ"......but will SAY "Barbie".

Cheers!
~Bev


smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Thu, 19th Jul '07 10:05 AM

Barbecue or less commonly barbeque (abbreviated BBQ or Bar-B-Que or diminuted, chiefly in Australia and New Zealand to barbie, and braai in South Africa) 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.

Barbecue has numerous regional variations in many parts of the world. Notably, in the South and Midwest of the United States, practitioners consider barbecue to include only relatively indirect methods of cooking, with the more direct high-heat methods to be called grilling. In other countries, notably Australia and many parts of Europe, barbecue is either fried or grilled, and generally barbecue appliances do not have a lid.

In British English usage, barbecueing refers to a fast cooking process directly over high heat, whilst grilling refers to cooking under a source of direct, high heat -known in the US and Canada as broiling. In US English usage, however, grilling refers to a fast process over high heat whilst barbecueing refers to a slow process using indirect heat and/or hot smoke. For example, in a typical US home 'grill', food is cooked on a grate directly over hot charcoal; while in a US 'barbecue', the coals are dispersed to the sides or at significant distance from the grate.

Alternatively, an apparatus called a smoker with a separate fire box may be used. Hot smoke is drawn past the meat by convection for very slow cooking. This is essentially how barbecue is cooked in most US 'barbecue' restaurants, but nevertheless many consider this to be a distinct cooking process called smoking.

The slower methods of cooking break down the collagen in meat and tenderize tougher cuts for easier eating.

WIKI

HERE IN NORTH FLORIDA AS FOOD IT MEANS SHREDDED PORK, RIBS OR CHICKEN SLOW-COOKED OVER A WOOD FIRE. AT A PARTY IT MEANS ANYTHING COOKED ON A GRILL. IT'S SPELLED EVERY KIND OF WAY ON MENUS AND IN ADS AND ON HAND-LETTERED SIGNS.

ANYWAY, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE SAUCE.

twoxfourman
Twoxfourman  (Level: 82.4 - Posts: 153)
Thu, 19th Jul '07 11:13 AM

Who cares how you spell, or say it. It's not just a method of cooking, or a type of food. To me its more like a lifestyle, or a religion. The grill has all but replaced the oven in our home, doesn't matter the time of year, or weather conditions.

All hail the gods of Webber, and Kingsford.


BRING ON THE MEAT!....

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Thu, 19th Jul '07 7:07 PM

I meant to add that we have a Weber kettle BBQ so that we can use it as a roaster and smoker as well as a grill for various offerings. I like adding a few (imported from America) hickory chips to the coals and putting on the lid to give steaks or ribs a divine smoky flavor.
A whole chicken or piece of beef roasted in a kettle BBQ has a fantastic flavor that is nothing like oven-roasted.

I have also smoked home-grown jalapenos on the BBQ to make 'em into chipotles for future sauce recipes.

We also do marinated pork ribs (baby back ribs) as well as spicy, zingy chicken wings.
I have a recipe for Buffalo Wings found on a website that is the same as "Hooters".....M-m-m-m!

.....Bring it on!!!


~Bev



eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Thu, 19th Jul '07 7:18 PM

We just call it "grilling." No BBQ, barbecue, or whatever. And like 2x2, its the primary way we cook meat. Except for turducken.

geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 1521)
Sun, 22nd Jul '07 2:05 AM

When I think of barbecue I get sick. There is something about sweet sauce and meat that I can't handle. Interestingly, this has only been since I had a major operation and almost everything I liked before took months before I could eat again, jello, coffee, chocolate. Barbecue is the last holdout. Weird.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 22nd Jul '07 6:45 AM

Thanks Smoke, I was having trouble sleeping.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 22nd Jul '07 6:50 AM

Sorry. I forgot how information makes your eyes glaze over.

Luckily, that's a good look for you.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 22nd Jul '07 10:08 AM

Smoke you yankees just kill me! A tidbit you somehow left out; is that true BBQ cannot be made with propane or propane accessories. Sorry Hank. (references from the encyclopedia moronica).

kittymama
Kittymama  (Level: 68.2 - Posts: 8)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 11:40 PM

Barbecue is how I spell it all the time. I don't expect something in particular when I'm invited to it -- I figure it's likely to be a cookout -- but in a restaurant I expect slow-cooked meat (often smoked) with sauce. Which I'm not crazy about, by the way, except for pulled pork or really moist chicken breast, but my brother and sister love it, and I like the side dishes.

I use commercial barbecue sauce to prepare different kinds of food at home sometimes, and I just call that "[food] with barbecue sauce."

Reading this question, I flash back on undercooked pork kebabs in the beer garden.

achad
Achad  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 661)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 3:13 AM

Buffaloes with wings?????????

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 9:20 AM

Okay - now I'm going to have to make my Root Beer Barbeque Sauce this weekend


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