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Terrific Fall Barbecue
When you think of tailgates, you can practically smell the hamburgers sizzling on the grill and feel the fall chill in the air.
When you think of tailgates, you can practically smell the hamburgers sizzling on the grill and feel the fall chill in the air.
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The smell of wood smoke in the air and frost on the ground means only one thing to certain sports fans: fall football. Football season begets tailgate parties, and tailgate parties beget barbecue. Unlike some of our other foods, fall can not claim a monopoly on barbecue. After all, summer and the fourth of July are practically synonymous with this style of cooking. Nevertheless, no football tailgate would be complete without smoked meat -- and that makes barbecue a terrific food for fall as well.

No one really knows the origin of barbecue; it seems to have come from everywhere all at once. Even today, barbecue varieties are synonymous with their region of origin. Memphis pork-shoulder barbecue is sweet and tomato-y. North Carolina likes a vinegary sauce and uses cuts from the whole hog. Kansas City is famous for its dry rubbed ribs while Texas corners the market on mesquite-fired brisket.

And now that you've got your smoker fired up, you might want to consider putting a bird or two on along with your beef and pork. We talk turkey next.


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