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ANSC 117 2018: Lamb and goat

Although lamb and goat are not mainstays of barbecue and especially Texas Barbecue, with lamb and goat being such important livestock species in Texas, we spend one of our lectures in ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue on these products. The products we focus on are crown rack roasts, rotisserie-roasted lamb legs, and smoked goat carcass for tacos. In addition, we cover the major primals and other cuts from lamb carcasses so that the students understand their terminology and use. Lamb carcass cutout and terminology Brogan prepared a lamb carcass… Read More →

ANSC 117 2018: Chicken

This is the week that we focused on chicken in ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue. We covered butterflied or spatchcocked chicken, ginger ale-can chicken (no beer-can chicken for freshmen!), rotisserie chicken, Orange Marmalade Sriracha Wings, and Ranch Dip Wings. Starting with whole chickens One of the first things we did in class is to demonstrate how to take a whole chicken and make a butterflied or spatchcocked chicken out of it. Ray did this for the students, which is a convenient way to prepare chicken for the grill or… Read More →

Lipton Tea/Texas A&M BBQ Genius event in Pepsi Fan Zone

Faculty and students with the Texas Barbecue program at Texas A&M University participated in the Lipton Tea/Texas A&M BBQ Genius event held in the Pepsi Fan Zone on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Lipton Tea provided samples of their Lipton Peach Tea, and Rudy’s Barbecue provided sausage tacos. Games and give aways for kids of all ages were available for the folks who stopped by. The program was coordinated by the Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications, and Jess Pryles, noted author and Hardcore Carnivore, was on… Read More →

ANSC 117 2018: Pork cuts

Each year in ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue,¬†we feature each of the species used for barbecue to talk about nomenclature and carcass anatomical locations. This week, we covered pork so the theme would be different styles of pork in cooking in addition to demonstrating where the major and minor cuts were on the pork carcass. Pork cuts featured The three items used this week were Boston butts to make pulled pork, Boston butts to make pork steaks, and bone-in pork loins to make Hawaiian-inspired pork loins. Using Boston butts… Read More →

Camp Brisket, 2016 edition

The fourth Camp Brisket, a joint venture between Foodways Texas and the Meat Science Section of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, was held on January 8-9, 2016 at the Rosenthal Meat Center and the Beef Cattle Center at the O.D. Butler Animal Science Complex. Participants from around the U.S. embarked on a journey to learn more about the ultimate challenge preparing that most difficult dish of Texas Barbecue cuisine, the brisket. Camp Brisket was coordinated by Texas A&M University meat science educators, Davey Griffin,… 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 →

Camp Brisket scheduled for January 9-10, 2015

The third Camp Brisket is scheduled for January 9-10, 2015 in College Station, Texas. This is a joint activity between the Meat Science Section of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University and Foodways Texas. The two-day event specializes in the brisket, the beef cut most closely associated with Texas barbecue, and the beef cut that is the most difficult to consistently prepare correctly. The workshop consists of cooking/smoking comparisons, overview of brisket anatomy and grades, and pitmaster panels. For registration details, go to Camp Brisket… Read More →

Three ways to prepare turkeys for Thanksgiving

In Texas Barbecue, one of our lectures is on three methods of preparing Turkeys: by smoking, by rotisserie, and by frying. We have this lecture leading up to Thanksgiving so that the students can learn something about these methods of preparation and can share these with their families during the holidays. We purchased four turkeys around the 10-pound range. The turkeys were frozen when we purchased them, and we placed them in a refrigerated cooler for about four days to allow them to thaw. All four were brined… Read More →