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of NCBBQ as the ultimate destination for learning about and sharing your
knowledge on North Carolina Barbecue. In this state, it¡¯s not just a
passion, it¡¯s a culture! When someone invites you to a barbecue in North
Carolina, they¡¯re not talking about cooking burgers. You better be prepared to
come hungry and enjoy a heaping plate of tender pork cooked to its?finest with
all the fixins.
North Carolina is so passionate about its barbecue that there are even two
different styles: Eastern North Carolina Barbecue and Western North
Carolina Barbecue, with the line pretty much drawn at Raleigh.
Generally, folks east of Raleigh (Eastern style) will cook the entire pig, chop
it fine, and generously douse it with a vinegar-based sauce. On the other side
of the state, barbecue means cooking meaty pork shoulders, chop it a little
coarser, then serve it with a darker, sweeter tomato-based sauce.
Which is better? Well that¡¯s for you to decide. But just so you know, I¡¯m sure
many of marriages have split up over their love of barbecue!
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