This isn’t about barbecue I found on the internet or on television… I spent twelve months traveling to various restaurants, barbecues, festivals, and events. I visited 119 barbecue joints and tasted some 280 different items. Of course, I visited some fantastic dedicated barbecue and food festivals like Smoked Dallas, Smoked Fort Worth, Red Dirt Barbecue & Music Festival, Chef For Farmers, Austin Food and Wine Festival, and many others seeking out my mission to find the VERY BEST barbecue for our followers to enjoy in 2019
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Posted by News 8 Daybreak on Friday, June 28, 2019
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When anyone says the word “barbecue” it sends most folks in what I like to call the full tilt barbecue boogie. Their minds simply start overloading on the thought of tender, succulent, and flavor-packed proteins that have been cooked to perfection over a fire, in a pit, or in a smoker. Well, at least mine does! Almost everyone loves a good barbecue. It’s one of the most popular foods in the world. As a passionate restauranteur, food expert, chowhound, and barbecue lover, my mind stays in F.T.B.B all day. I love BBQ and I am passionate about the pitmasters and chefs that create these wonderful dishes for all of us to enjoy.
Let me tell ya, most of the Texas Barbecue has a totally different taste, texture, feel, and flavor profile than the rest of what the world considers to be barbecue. Wikipedia defines Texas Barbecue as, “A traditional style of preparing meat unique to the cuisine of Texas. It is one of the many different varieties of barbecue found around the world. Texas barbecue traditions can be divided into four general styles: East Texas, Central Texas, South Texas, and West Texas.” While I do believe this, in my opinion, most Texas barbecue has the basic ideology: It’s simply TEXAS.
Brisket, beef ribs, and some of the creative Texas side dishes are big barbecue items in Texas that are generally not found in other states. There are some exceptions to this rule of course. Many folks have come to Texas to learn about our cooking methods, flavor profiles, textures, and what defines Texas barbecue. They will then develop their own personal methods and open Texas Barbecue restaurants in other states. Texas barbecue has become so popular there are folks opening Texas barbecue restaurants overseas in Japan, China, and other countries. It’s truly becoming one of the most sought after foods in the world thanks to social media, food bloggers, creatively talented pitmasters, and all the food channels on television nowadays.