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barbecue

[West Indian or South American], in the United States, traditionally an open-air gathering, political or social, in which meats are roasted whole over a pit of embers and food and drink are liberally enjoyed. The term barbecue also refers to the meat being roasted. In the modern barbecue smaller cuts of meat are dipped in or basted with a highly seasoned sauce. The type of meat and style of sauces reflect regional tastes. For example, in the United States, pork with a vinegar-based sauce is favored in the South, and highly spiced beef barbecue predominates in the Southwest. The term "barbecue" was adopted by the Spanish from barbacoa, which the Arawak of the Caribbean used to designate a wood grill on which meat was cooked.
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PALMDALE - Tom Chilton's love of barbecue has become more than just a hobby.
As barbecue grills are an outdoor home cooking appliance, sales of barbecues are linked in part to factors driving the larger home appliance, home improvement and outdoor living markets.
They come from the East Coast, the Midwest,'' said barbecue board President Craig Stevenson.
You could call Steven Raichlen the king of barbecue.
HIDDEN WAY BACK in the deepest, farthest corner of the rambling double-supermarket shopping center on the northeast corner of Ventura and Topanga Canyon boulevards sits a new little lunch and dinner cafe called Big Al's Home Style Barbecue.
VAN NUYS - With temperatures dropping into the 30s, Ermelinda Lopez and Agripino Ajquejay tried to heat their bedroom like they had in Central America, with a charcoal barbecue.
Consumer Reports rated various gas barbecues on price, evenness of cooking, grilling and convenience and on features.
The reason I call this Hale'iwa barbecued pork ribs, is that we used to go to Hale'iwa Beach Park on Sunday drives and have barbecues.
As North Americans' passion for adding creature comforts to the home continues to thrive, exhibitors at the 2003 Hearth, Patio & Barbecue EXPO are preparing to debut innovations that introduce greater luxury while making fireplaces and barbecues easier to use and more enjoyable.
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial annual kickoff for backyard barbecues.
Nasdaq:BBQZ) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Saxon Wood Heaters, a Tasmanian, Australian-based manufacturer, distributor and retailer of wood heaters and gas-fired barbecues.
A completely random sample of women at Bering's and a nearby Home Depot store, where the ``grills'' section is crammed with smokers, braziers, LP gas barbecues, Bar-B-Kettles and hibachis, not to mention Ortho Bug-Geta slug poison, suggests that many women are less than thrilled with the coal and lighter fluid routine.