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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 →

Camp Brisket, 2015 version, a success!

The third Camp Brisket, held January 9-10, 2015, was attended by about 100 participants, speakers, and instructors all gathered to learn all they could about the king of Texas Barbecue, the brisket. The two-day program, co-sponsored by Foodways Texas and the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, featured demonstrations, panels, and taste tests allowing everyone to learn more about briskets. Here are photos from this year’s Camp Brisket showing a small sample of the activities that were held at the Rosenthal Meat Center and the Beef… Read More →