Sound the alarm, and gather around! It may be hard to fathom, but there actually was a time when people did not have access to Wever’s Smoke Eaters BBQ. That may sound scary to think about, but actually the long history of barbeque has been instrumental in informing the Wever’s team in helping to create a tasty, high quality product. This is the origin of one of the greatest things to ever happen to cooking. This is the origin of barbeque.
Although historians are not exactly sure where the term “barbeque” came from, it is generally understood that it came from Spanish who happened to land in the Caribbean. The Spanish often referred to the way the natives slow cooked meat as barbacoa. This would eventually lead to the word barbeque that we use today.
Many people consider barbeque as an installation in American culture, and actually that is not far from the truth. Having observed the cooking habits of the Caribbean natives, gave the Spanish a fundamental understanding of the process that they brought with them to the American mainland. Barbeque cannot happen without something to cook, and luckily for the budding America, pigs were extremely relevant in the area. When there’s smoke, there’s fire, when there’s pigs, there’s barbeque. With this vast amount of pigs in the area, it lead to people trying, and perfecting their own recipes for barbeque.
In America, these distinct recipes began to shape and define the regions they were popular in. America came to have four factions of distinct barbeque. They are Memphis, North Carolina, Kansas City, and Texas. These four factions not only developed their own flavors and types of sauces, but each faction also differed in how they prepared the pig. For instance, Kansas City has traditionally been big on pulled pork, where North Carolina barbeque also incorporates the entire pig. It is not up to Wever’s to say which way is better or superior, as it comes down to a matter of taste.
These four factions eventually developed into what we know as barbeque today. A truly American tradition. Each faction may try and say their way is the best or superior, but at the end of the day barbeque owes its long standing tradition to these passionate individuals who took pride in their food and creation. Barbeque is what it is today because of these people, and the large amount of pigs in the area of course.
So there it is, how far we’ve come. Barbeque is now embraced by all of America. One can argue that these four original factions have a superior barbeque method, but it comes down to personal taste and preference. Some like it sweet, some like it hot. No matter how you like your barbeque cooked, there is one sure fire way to make it taste better and that’s to use Wever’s Smoke Eaters BBQ Sauce. Sound the alarm, gather your family, and enjoy a truly long lasting American tradition of enjoying barbeque together.