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Old 06-11-2020, 03:39 PM
 
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I grew up in SC upstate where BBQ was a way of life. And BBQ meant whole hog cooked over a pit, not a smoker. It was served three ways -- sliced, chopped, or minced. Chopped was the most popular because it mixed all parts of the hog into one blend into bite size pieces perfect for a sandwich.

All that time not once did any of those old men who did the cooking call it "pulled pork." When did pulled pork become the thing? To me the meat is somewhat mushy and lacks flavor. Like it's been steamed rather than BBQ'd.
Chopped pork and pulled pork are different. So, old men would not have called it pulled pork because they were making chopped pork.
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Old 06-11-2020, 04:51 PM
 
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Sure there is.

Is it BBQ or BBC?

A lot of people actually call it 'Q'.
I've also seen BAR-B-Q.
Barbecue
BBQ
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Old 06-12-2020, 09:07 AM
 
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The amount of provincialism around barbecue is absurd. I've watched some of these cooking shows, and it's always some cranky old guy from Texas saying "THEY don't have 'nuthin like this over there in NORTH CAROLINA!!"

People from NY are like "who cares?"

But then there's pizza

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNwP3QO6dhI
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Old 06-12-2020, 09:41 AM
 
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Default Pulled Pork vs. BBQ

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I grew up in SC upstate where BBQ was a way of life. And BBQ meant whole hog cooked over a pit, not a smoker. It was served three ways -- sliced, chopped, or minced. Chopped was the most popular because it mixed all parts of the hog into one blend into bite size pieces perfect for a sandwich.

All that time not once did any of those old men who did the cooking call it "pulled pork." When did pulled pork become the thing? To me the meat is somewhat mushy and lacks flavor. Like it's been steamed rather than BBQ'd.

Pulled pork is served in ether a red or white sauce and refers how the cut of pork (Boston butt) is slow cooked until it falls apart and then pulled apart usually with a fork.

BBQ is roasted over an open fire, usually on a grill, and basted either during or after grilling with many types of BBQ sauces.

Two different meat servings. I never had Boston Butt grilled and BBQ-ed. Mostly BBQ is rib meat. Boston Butt is fatty and lacks the flavor of rib meat. Boston Butt is used to make pork sausage.
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Old 06-12-2020, 12:49 PM
 
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When did BBQ become "Pulled Pork?"
When I moved from Georgia to Texas.
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Old 06-12-2020, 12:52 PM
 
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I grew up in SC upstate where BBQ was a way of life. And BBQ meant whole hog cooked over a pit, not a smoker. It was served three ways -- sliced, chopped, or minced. Chopped was the most popular because it mixed all parts of the hog into one blend into bite size pieces perfect for a sandwich.

All that time not once did any of those old men who did the cooking call it "pulled pork." When did pulled pork become the thing? To me the meat is somewhat mushy and lacks flavor. Like it's been steamed rather than BBQ'd.
Did you or people you know put cole slaw on your BBQ sandwiches?

The first time I ordered a barbecue sandwich in Athens with slaw on it, the girl at the window said I must be from South Carolina. Well, that was true, but I learned it from my dad who was from Pennsylvania.
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Old 06-12-2020, 01:00 PM
 
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I grew up in SC upstate where BBQ was a way of life. And BBQ meant whole hog cooked over a pit, not a smoker. It was served three ways -- sliced, chopped, or minced. Chopped was the most popular because it mixed all parts of the hog into one blend into bite size pieces perfect for a sandwich.

All that time not once did any of those old men who did the cooking call it "pulled pork." When did pulled pork become the thing? To me the meat is somewhat mushy and lacks flavor. Like it's been steamed rather than BBQ'd.
Probably about the same time that shellshock became battle fatigue, toilet paper became bathroom tissue, and the CIA changed from killing people, to neutralizing them.
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Old 06-12-2020, 01:10 PM
 
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If the shoulder is smoked slowy and cooked properly, it should taste very smokey and tender. I've had it at a BBQ place their pulled pork was great. Smoke always adds another dimension to flavor.
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Old 06-12-2020, 07:28 PM
 
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Default My mom was an Irish cook

So we all were skinny kids. One thing she did well was to bake a pork roast. That cut of meat I haven't found in supermarket chains. When I asked of the meat dept. I was referred to a Boston Butt.
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Old 06-14-2020, 10:41 AM
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The only time I had something that was called "pulled pork", it tasted like it had vinegar on it. I wasn't expecting it. I like vinegar well enough, but it doesn't go on pork. Blech.
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