Category Archives: Barbecue Summer Camp

BBQ 101 with The Professor of Meat Science | the CAMBRO blog

Note: Wonderful article from the folks at Cambro. JWS Summer is upon us and BBQ season is here. However, in Texas, BBQ’ing is a year-round activity because the weather is always ‘hot or damned hot,’ as Jeff Savell explains. Despite his title (University Distinguished Professor, Meat Science and EM “Manny” Rosenthal Chair in Animal Science, Texas A&M) and the impressive 2 page-long list of accolades and awards in his field, Dr. Savell (yes, he has a PhD in Animal Science!) humbly insisted he be simply addressed, as Jeff. So what,… Read More →

Barbecue Summer Camp, 2015 version, photo and summary wrap up

The 2015 Barbecue Summer Camp, co-hosted by Foodways Texas and the Meat Science Section of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, was held on Friday, June 5th through Sunday, June 7th. The camp is coordinated by meat science educators, Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, and Jeff Savell, and activities were held at the Rosenthal Meat Center and O.D. Butler Animal Science Teaching, Research, and Extension Complex. This was the fifth Barbecue Summer Camp with the first one held in 2011. On Thursday night, before the camp began, participants and instructors gathered at Kreuz Market in… Read More →

After Rub, Heat And Char, Barbecued Meat Needs A Good Rest : The Salt : NPR

Jim Shahin For years, barbecue hounds planned their visits to barbecue joints with the precision of a Special Forces operation. Why? Because they knew there was a narrow window when the smoked meat would be at its juiciest, smokiest best. Once the window had closed, a platter of would-be sublimity typically deteriorated into a pile of dried-out disappointment. The problem was the “hold.” After the meat finished cooking, it had to be kept warm for service through the day. That could mean anything from storing it on a… Read More →

Barbecue Summer Camp, 2015 version, begins!

The 2015 Barbecue Summer Camp, co-hosted by Foodways Texas and the Meat Science Section of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, is to be held on Friday, June 5th through Sunday, June 7th. The camp is coordinated by meat science educators, Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, and Jeff Savell, and activities are held at the Rosenthal Meat Center and O.D. Butler Animal Science Teaching, Research, and Extension Complex. This is the fifth Barbecue Summer Camp with the first one held in 2011. BBQ Summer Camp 2015…. Read More →

Texas Barbecue demonstration for Texas A&M University System Spouse’s Day

Texas A&M AgriLife hosted the spouses of various Texas A&M University System leaders who were in town for the Board of Regents meeting for an event that featured several programs within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine. Davey Griffin and I were asked to represent the Texas Barbecue effort in the Department of Animal Science to include ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue, Camp Brisket, and Barbecue Summer Camp. We cooked two briskets for lunch, and using a raw brisket, demonstrated trimming and seasoning… Read More →

Two Barbecue Summer Camps scheduled for 2016

With the tremendous demand for participation in the Barbecue Summer Camp, two camps have been scheduled for 2016. The dates for the camps are June 10-12, 2016 and July 22-24, 2016 and will be held at the Rosenthal Meat Center on the campus of Texas A&M University. The Barbecue Summer Camp is sponsored by Foodways Texas and the Meat Science Section of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Registration for the camps will be available on the Foodways Texas website (http://foodwaystexas.com) in early December 2015…. Read More →

Barbecue Summer Camp for 2015 is sold out

The Barbecue Summer Camp, co-sponsored by Foodways Texas and Texas A&M University and to be held on June 5-7, 2015, is sold out. Tickets went on sale on December 10, 2014 and were sold out in about 45 seconds. Registration for both Barbecue Summer Camp and Camp Brisket are through the Foodways Texas website. Program dates for the 2016 camps are being worked on right now. Posts related to Barbecue Summer Camp: 2014 Barbecue Summer Camp Barbecue camp at Texas A&M draws sellout group of followers | AgriLife… Read More →

Aggies participate in TMBBQ FEST 2014

For the fourth year in a row, Texas A&M University was one of the sponsors of the TMBBQ Fest, and Texas Barbecue faculty and students were in attendance at the festival on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Austin. The Texas A&M University team included Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, Jeff Savell, Blythe Schultz, Kaitlyn Porter, Hillary Henderson, Michael Berto, and John Chivvis. Our booth has been dubbed the Barbecue Genius Counter, mimicking the Apple Genius Bar concept where people can get their questions answered. But we find our group… Read More →

Fourth Barbecue Summer Camp held June 6-8, 2014

The very popular Foodways Texas Barbecue Summer Camp was held at the Rosenthal Meat Center at Texas A&M University on June 6-8, 2014. This is the fourth year of the camp, and about 60 participants from all walks of life, but with a common love for all things barbecue were in attendance this year. To start the morning, Marvin Bendele of Foodways Texas and Jeff Savell of the Meat Science Section of the Department of Animal Science gave a welcome to everyone and led the class introductions of… Read More →

Technology helps Seattle entrepreneur fire up interest in Texas BBQ | KING5.com Seattle

Congratulations to our friend and Barbecue Summer Camp veteran, Jack Timmons, for his new venture, “Jack’s BBQ!” by RENAY SAN MIGUEL/KING5 News Posted on May 13, 2014 at 8:07 AM, Updated Tuesday, May 13 at 6:54 PM Deep in the land of salmon, sushi and Starbucks, it is possible to find barbecue in Seattle. And some of it isn’t bad, says Jack Timmons. “Theres some really good ribs, and some great pulled pork,” says Timmons, whos lived in Seattle for 20 years. “But I grew up in Texas, and the kind… Read More →