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Barbecue (or barbeque) Porn. (SFW) And on flickr. (Sorry about that: Myself, I’m been a vegetarian for over 41 years, so this is not for me)
posted by growabrain (30 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Gah. I'm not a vegetarian, but this tempts me to become one. All that red. All that carnage. It looks like a series of automobile accidents.
posted by painquale at 11:27 AM on March 2, 2011


I love bbq.
I hate the immense fetish industry that surrounds it.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:27 AM on March 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


"Barby Q"?! What in tarnation?!

And there's not nearly enough one true barbecue in there.
posted by kmz at 11:28 AM on March 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


if automobile accidents looked this delicious AH who am i kidding they already do

DADDY LOVE MEAT
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:30 AM on March 2, 2011


My 5 year old called it "barber q" last night.
posted by DU at 11:31 AM on March 2, 2011


this is not for me

then why the hell would you post it?
posted by ReeMonster at 11:46 AM on March 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


barbeque is awesome.

The weird rawr rawr meat fuck yeah! thing around it is terrifying and gross.
posted by peachfuzz at 11:48 AM on March 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Countdown to 'that's not BBQ, that is grilling' discussion in three, two, one.
posted by fixedgear at 11:49 AM on March 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


or, what Thorzdad said!
posted by peachfuzz at 11:49 AM on March 2, 2011


That pan of biscuits looked good.
posted by Cranberry at 12:00 PM on March 2, 2011


Wow, the "glistening" tag has a lot more stories than I would have ever thought.
posted by jbickers at 12:03 PM on March 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Losing my appetite at the Pork festival. (Not for the weak-stomached. The descriptions are kinda graphic.)
posted by zarq at 12:18 PM on March 2, 2011


kmz: I recommend a dose of reading BBQ Snob, which is going to be my inspiration for future BBQ travelling around Texas.
posted by immlass at 12:20 PM on March 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Fixedgear called it. There's a lot of grilling going on here. Tasty, but not barbeque. Also it's only gross if you eat too much of it. Some of those portion sizes...sheesh!
posted by Dhertiiboi at 12:35 PM on March 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


For your perusal: An accurate, thorough, historically correct definition of the word barbecue, but first we debunk the myth that grilling is not barbecue
posted by Ron Thanagar at 1:12 PM on March 2, 2011


The presentation is a bit off. I mean, all of that, splayed out on one page, is a bit overwhelming, and seems a bit meat-frenzied. On the other hand, if you think about each picture as a meal that was well and truly enjoyed by a gathering of people, maybe it won't seem so overdone. The biscuits, in particular, look fantastic, and suddenly, I have a new project.

On the other hand, wtf is up with the picture of the big green egg thermometer reading 425 degrees? Isn't bbq supposed to be about low and slow, not flashfrying?
posted by Ghidorah at 1:20 PM on March 2, 2011


Also, smoking a turkey is a hell of a lot of fun, and honestly makes Thanksgiving easier (you have full use of your oven for other things). It also looks fantastic. On the other hand, every single recipe I saw for it said that stuffing the turkey was a recipe for food poisoning, because of the low heat and long (five hour) cooking. Seeing the picture of the stuffed turkey on the smoker made me flinch a little.
posted by Ghidorah at 1:24 PM on March 2, 2011


Yeah, as resident paleo woman, I can honestly say this is making me want to be vegetarian again. Gross.
posted by melissam at 1:29 PM on March 2, 2011


If it ain't beef and it ain't from Texas, it ain't barbeque.
posted by brand-gnu at 1:58 PM on March 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm a vegetarian for social/health reasons (i.e. I like the taste), and one of the biggest things I miss about not eating meat is BBQ--pork ribs, burgers, chicken wings, whatever. The sights and smells of the barbecue are mighty tempting.

But this doesn't make me miss meat at all. Dunno.

And Kansas City BBQ kicks Texas' ass. Sorry.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:02 PM on March 2, 2011


For you vegetarians, there was some bread and veggies and fruit on the grill too! Why can't we all just get along?

That asparagus looks pretty amazing.
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 2:43 PM on March 2, 2011


For you vegetarians, there was some bread and veggies and fruit on the grill too!

... but ... why would you barbecue bread or vegetables? (Honestly.)
posted by mrgrimm at 3:01 PM on March 2, 2011


Well, barbecue, for vegetables, I don't know, but grilled asparagus is a thing of beauty. Especially, say, if you brush it in a mix of balsamic vinegar, lemon, and minced rosemary first. Needs to be done with either long stalks, or shorter pieces with two skewers (otherwise they'll be impossible to turn).

As for fruit, every time pineapple comes up on the green, I give this out: chunks of pineapple, marinated in rum, melted butter, and brown sugar, then grilled until brown. The heat changes the texture and flavor of the pineapple, making it soft and removing a lot of the sourness, and makes it nigh unto the perfect food. Regular old barbecue sauce works fine, too, the tangy goes well with the sweet.
posted by Ghidorah at 3:40 PM on March 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


If it ain't beef and it ain't from Texas, it ain't barbeque.

And Kansas City BBQ kicks Texas' ass. Sorry.


Pffft. Arrivistes.
posted by Rangeboy at 3:41 PM on March 2, 2011


And, if you're ever grilling, personally, my perfect end to a bbq party is to put a piece of white bread on the grill. Fire toasts bread much differently than electrical coils. The outside gets crispy much faster, so the inside stays soft and delicious, yet warms up too, so it's like perfect crunch outside, fresh baked bread inside.
posted by Ghidorah at 3:42 PM on March 2, 2011


why would you barbecue bread or vegetables? (Honestly.)

I don't know about smoked but grilled vegetables are excellent. Onions, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, asparagus, potatoes (pretty much anything but leafy greens), rubbed with a little bit of olive oil and some spices, very very good stuff. As for bread, the BBQ is a great toaster if you have an upper rack. My friend even makes pizza on hers.
posted by doctor_negative at 7:12 PM on March 2, 2011


Gah. I'm not a vegetarian, but this tempts me to become one. All that red. All that carnage. It looks like a series of automobile accidents.

So... more for me, then, painquale?

As long as you're going, pass me another napkin?
posted by IAmBroom at 7:25 PM on March 2, 2011


Cripes. I spent last weekend as part of a cook team at the Houston Rodeo Bar-B-Que Contest. While normally I'm a BBQ fiend, right now this post does nothing for me :-). We cooked more meat in 3 days than I normally cook in a year.
posted by Runes at 8:39 PM on March 2, 2011


Carolina 'que? Oh, c'mon. I like a good pulled pork sandwich as much as the next guy, but if you have to drown your meat in sauce, it's probably because you did something wrong (same goes for you, KC).
posted by Gilbert at 10:20 PM on March 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Probably why I'm a vegetarian. The sauce is the best and most critical part for me.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:32 AM on March 3, 2011


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