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What is Southern Barbecue – All You Need to Know

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What is Southern Barbecue?

Southern Barbecue is a popular genre of barbecue where the meat is cooked slowly over indirect heat. The style originated in the southern part of North America and varies from region to region. There are six popular forms of Southern Barbecue, and the difference amongst them are attributed to variations in:

  • The meat, 
  • The seasoning/sauce, and
  • The type of wood used to cook the barbecue.

A Little History For my non-American Family:
The southern regions of America, known as the Southern states (aka American South), are cultural and geographical regions in the United States of America. Though it does not directly correlate to the geographical southern states, it is informally defined as the states that fought for the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. This is roughly Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, and Arkansas.

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