[Sca-cooks] Gulf Wars BBQ competition - sigh

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Tue Jan 20 05:32:40 PST 2009

But is it really the modern version of anything, given that Columbus was 
reporting that
the natives were roasting iguanas and fish over open fires in the 1490's.
One could research the barbecue topic and be surprised at what was 
written about the actual practice in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Why not start with
/Savage Barbecue/: Race, Culture, and the Invention of America's First 
Food by Andrew Warnes?
The book goes into how "the European colonists linked the new food to a 
savagery they perceived in American Indians, ensnaring barbecue in a 
growing web of racist attitudes about the New World. Warnes also 
unearths the etymological origins of the word barbecue, including the 
early form barbacoa; its coincidental similarity to barbaric reinforced 
emerging stereotypes."


chawkswrth at aol.com wrote:
> Barbeque is a modern version of open fire cooking. 

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