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[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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Barbecuing safely is not difficult if you just use common sense.
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The office said that this year it would not interfere with citizens barbecuing in riverside parks, however due to the carbon monoxide, PM 2.5 and trash generated from these activities, it is planning on reviewing whether to allow this practice in the future.
In fact, CO poisoning was placed only slightly ahead of concerns about damaging the garden or plants (19%) when barbecuing.
"As the popularity of barbecuing continues to grow, so does the desire to try something new and innovative," he said.
"The UK cooked its way through 75 million barbecues last year and forecasts predict that this country will be the biggest barbecuing nation in Europe in 2006," she says.
Barbecuing should be fun not a race, with burnt food being an absolute 'no, no'.
The Kingston-born author's book is one of the first cookbooks devoted entirely to the Caribbean variation of barbecuing with hot, peppery, spicy touches.
"I'm very keen on building one in my garden, but I've been told barbecuing may be against the law - is that possible?" asks Gerry Irons, of Dulwich, London.
The Solins got into serious barbecuing about three years ago.