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Upperclass, graduate students provide leadership for ANSC 117

The purpose of ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue┬áis to help freshmen learn about and enjoy some great food each Friday, make new friends and find lifelong mentors, and have a nurturing place to be at the end of a busy and stressful week. This is greatly enhanced by the graduate students, seniors, and juniors who provide leadership for the class each year. There is no way that Ray Riley or I could teach this class without these wonderful students. The Texas Barbecue teaching assistants provide assistance with the weekly… Read More →

Whole pig cookery last class in ANSC 117

The 2015 version of the ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue class came to the end on December 4th with the traditional whole pig cookery at our home. We roasted the pig in the cinder-block pit in our backyard. We purchased a 75-pound pig to roast, and it was injected with about a 20% by weight brine solution (salt, sugar, and water) overnight before cooking the next day. The pig was put in the cinder-block pit around 7:00 AM and was cooked until 4:30 PM before it was pulled out… Read More →

ANSC 117 class adds Super Sophomores

The seventh year of ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue, kicked off on Friday, September 4, 2015 for new class of 27 freshmen. As has been the tradition since the second year of this class, a group of students who took the class as freshmen return to help as teaching assistants working in set up, cooking, and clean up, but most importantly, as valuable mentors to this year’s freshmen regarding making it at Texas A&M University. The Super Sophomores this year are Carley Armstrong, Colton Bausch, Abby Chrz, Terrica Green,… Read More →