The History of Barbeque

April 26, 2023

The History of Barbeque

You love barbeque, we love bringing you the best BBQ in the area! Our passion is to provide the finest Texas-style BBQ. Clean Smoke BBQ started with a vision, a pop-up tent, and a traditional-style offset smoker. Exponentially this business has taken off much faster than ever expected. We have been fortunate enough to move from where it all started, into our brand-new food truck, and soon expanding into a full-scale restaurant.

There’s nothing quite like the smell of a sizzling grill on a warm summer day. Whether you’re cooking up your favorite meats, veggies, or even fruits, there’s no denying that barbeque is a beloved pastime across countless cultures and countries. But have you ever stopped to wonder how this delicious tradition originated? From ancient fire pits to modern-day cook-offs, join us as we explore the fascinating history of barbeque and discover how this mouth-watering cuisine has become such an integral part of our global culinary heritage.

Get ready for some juicy stories about ancient civilizations, colonial settlers, and modern-day pitmasters who have all contributed to making BBQ what it is today!

Where Barbeque Started

The history of barbecue is long and complicated, with roots tracing back to the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. But one thing is certain: barbecue originated in the American South as we know it today.

Barbecue first gained popularity in the American South during the 18th century. At that time, pigs were a common food source for slaves and free blacks. They were also relatively easy to catch and cook. As a result, pork became the meat of choice for many barbecues.

Over time, different regions of the South developed their own distinctive styles of barbecue. In North Carolina, for example, pit-cooked whole hog is the norm. Meanwhile, in Texas, beef brisket is king. Other popular regional styles include pulled pork (South Carolina), Memphis-style dry rub (Tennessee), and Kansas City-style sweet sauce (Missouri).

Today, barbecue is enjoyed by people all over the world. Whether you prefer your meat cooked slow and low or fast and hot, there’s a style of barbecue out there for everyone.

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