Children of the Corn(meal)

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We recently received an email from one of the organizers of the first annual Future Legends of BBQ competition in Flat Rock, NC.  The event, a fundraiser for the Henderson County Young Leaders Program, is scheduled for October 10th.  It is officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), which means it is a competitive barbecue cooking event, and has a mid-September entry deadline.  (Visit the North Carolina Barbecue Society if you believe it is a crime, or at least an insult, that a group with the word Kansas in its name is involved in sanctioning NC-based barbecue competitions!)  What makes the Future Legends event special is that the competitors are, well, children. 

If the thought of witnessing a team of 7 to 17 year olds manning (boying?) a pig cooker for hours on end doesn’t sound worth the $5 price of admission, you should get your head examined.  Of course, if the thought of a team of kids cooking doesn’t scare you half to death, you also should get your head examined.  Actually, the concept makes some real sense, given the fear that pitmasters are a dying, or at least Continue reading