Dividing and Conquering 'Cued Pig at Ribfest 2009
Victors and spoils: Trophy tchotchkies as colorful as their owners get carted around the competitive BBQ circuit and have the scuff marks to prove it.
what could be more U, S of A than barbecued pig, funnel cake and roasted
corn vendors, and cowboy and tchotchke stalls of all kinds?
Now mind you, I know it sounds like fun and games, but the annual
event brings serious competition between the "Ribbers," with a horde of
trophies at stake to add to their overflowing and quite colorful
collections. Also, it's even a more imposing challenge for attendees,
who must attempt - as any respectable rib eater would - to sample as
much diverse 'cue as possible in mere hours.
All I will say is thank
god my seasoned company (I was the only newbie to Ribfest) had a plan of
attack! Divide and conquer (always a good idea in most situations) by
splitting up and bringing back our spoils to a picnic table to share
and compare. Brilliant. I recorded the experience on my food blog, Kitchen Interviews. Here is the event, in pictures.
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