Barbecue

What Is... Barbecue?

What is Barbecue?

Barbecue isn't food cooked over wood or charcoal (or a gas flame) on a barbecue grill — that's grilling. Barbecue is slow-cooked and smoked over indirect heat, often in a barbacue pit, with the flavor of wood smoke an essential component (each cook decides what wood to use to give his or her 'cue a signature smoky flair).

Barbecue Shopping Tips

To add lots of flavor without a whole lot of fuss, try purchasing some steak seasoning.

Barbecue Cooking How-Tos

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.

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