A while back, we had the opportunity to stop in Kansas City, and while we were there, we sampled some barbecue. We had brisket, pulled pork and ribs for dinner at Arthur Bryant’s. The next day, on the way out of town, we had brisket, pork, and ham at Fiorella’s Jack Stack.
What is this food for which Kansas City is known for offering so many great examples? Dictionary.com, defines barbecue as “pieces of beef, fowl, fish, or the like, roasted over an open hearth, especially when basted in a barbecue sauce.” The Online Etymology Dictionary dates the word barbecue to the 1650s, from American Spanish “barbacoa” and translates to “framework for grilling meat, fish, etc.”
After bacon, brisket is probably the second most agreeable meat in our household. For most of us, it is our favorite barbecue. After brisket we all have our own individual tastes for different types of barbecue. Some of us like our barbecue with sauce, while others like it dry.
What’s your favorite type of barbecue? Do you like barbecue sauce? If so, what type? Feel free to share in the comments.