Better than the Rest: North Carolina Barbecue

Scott's Barbecue SauceNorth Carolina is known for many things- beaches, mountains, Michael Jordan, the Wright Brothers- but nothing is more “North Carolina” than barbecue. Pig cooked slowly over a wood fire has been a fixture of our heritage for centuries and still today is a source of pride for natives and newcomers alike.

Pork has been a staple meat of humans for thousands of years. The Roman historian Pliny the Elder, in his Naturalis historia, testified that no “animal supply a larger number of materials for an eating-house: they have almost fifty flavours, whereas all other meats have one each.”

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