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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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Using food to bring together the whole community, each cook-out sees Sam and Shauna host huge parties to reward the work of a variety of organisations and individuals, such as the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team, Barry Town United and Llandysul Paddlers Canoe Centre.
There'll also be lots of barbecuing tips for viewers who want to experiment at their own summer cook-outs.
For penthouse-style barbecues and kingly cook-outs, a top drop from Penfolds, Australia's most famous winery, is a natural choice.
To start with, the reason we thought of writing this article was because we read about Aruna Shamkuwara's generous cook-outs for labour workers of Dubai.
picnics, garden parties and casual cook-outs are a fusion of one magical ingredient - a refreshing bottle for everyday drinking that''s food-friendly and engaging.
Individual credit unions also held their own fundraisers that consisted of cook-outs, candy bar and popcorn sales and casual days.
Jim would entertain Saturday cook-outs around his pool inviting neighbors, friends, co-workers and their families.
During the fall and spring cook-outs from this past school year, the seventh such event, the Diamond Club sold more than 500 pieces of meat and made a $15,000 profit.
Several low-cost activities can be planned as a group, such as cook-outs, hikes in local state parks, movies, overnight camping excursions, or barnstorming trips (to play games with another camps' CITs).
Just to be on the safe side, Thomas scheduled that meeting for dinner hour on a Tuesday, when the majority of us were at ballgames or cook-outs, an Artpark concert or possibly on family vacation.