Thread: Food and Drink KC BBQ: The list and poll
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:22 AM   #174
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Originally Posted by Saccopoo View Post
Don't be a BBQ bigot.

Carolina sauce has it's place and can be very effective. In fact, I find that the true old style Carolina sauce is a dying breed in terms of culinary style. That the sweet KC style has dominated the market over the past 20 years is not a ringing endorsement of that particular brand of sauce, just that the general masses are more inclined to gravitate towards a sweeter sauce than a tart, vinegary type of sauce.

Personally, I find that the acceptance of the KC style sauce as "the BBQ sauce" in terms of the general consensus is, perhaps, leading to the eventual downfall of what was the greatest and initially accepted BBQ in the world. (And yes, I'm including Jamaican Jerk, Thai, Mongolian, etc. - KC BBQ put BBQ on the map in terms of cuisine, acceptable cuisine to even the gourmet chefs. It allowed the world wide style of "pit" cooking to be accepted as a singular method. They had to account for BBQ as a major influence in terms of culinary and consumer demand and style.)

To discount a particular style of BBQ in terms of it's regional preference is akin to discounting BBQ as an acceptable method for preparing meat in general.

I implore you to try various styles of American BBQ to fully appreciate and enjoy what the craft of open flame cooking provides.

(And I guarantee that the Carolina style will enhance your appreciation of grilled fish all the more.)
The acceptance of vinegar/pepper and mustard sauces would be more acceptable if it didn't taste like shit.

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