I’m four years late on this one, but as any true barbecue fan knows good things are worth the wait. Loyal reader Porcophile recently emailed me with the link to an article published in London’s the Guardian newspaper in June 2009. The subject? You guessed it, North Carolina barbecue.
Journalist Joshua Stein is a Brooklyn-based Barbejew, judging by his name, who at the time wrote for the Guardian. (Where are you now, Joshua Stein? The Guardian needs you, as it’s NC BBQ coverage has really slipped over the years). The article Mr. Stein authored is a fairly pro forma overview of North Carolina barbecue, so I’m bringing it to your attention only as a further indicator that North Carolina barbecue will someday takeover the world. No word on whether the Brits like their barbecue served over a jacket potato, but I’d be surprised to learn otherwise.
Although we owe our eternal gratitude to the Spaniards for introducing the hog to America (thanks Columbus, and a belated Happy Holiday to you!) , it is good to know that others in Europe are being introduced to slow-cooked swine.