Barbecue: More Than Food?

Barbecue is not just cooking it’s a relationship building exercise. When barbecuing you can involve your whole family in this fun cooking process. This article will show you how to make dinner time family time that everyone will enjoy. The great food is just a bonus.
But what is barbecue. Barbecue consists of many diverse types of cooking. Its as varied as smoking a turkey on your grill to spitting a whole hog! Barbecue is the root of all cooking. Without a doubt when people first had to cook meat they had a barbecue. Every society on earth has a unique barbecue preparation. Popularized by slaves in America (where they were given the worst pieces of meat) it quickly grew to a popular form of cooking amongst all people. The most common kind is a free standing barbecue with about 350 inches of surface area. And that is all you really need to bring your family together in an amazing meal.

Right now your probably wondering how a barbecue dinner brings people together. The magic is in the preparation. Assigning jobs to individuals in your family for different aspects of the barbecues preparation will prepare them for working together for a common goal. These are valuable life skills that can be transferred to a workplace and school. Another magical aspect of barbecuing is that people want to get involved even if they normally take no interest in usual meal preparation. It deviates from the monotony of normal dinners and thus people are more likely to jump on board. Having the family cooperate is worth its weight in gold but then making an awesome meal out of it makes it a good time.

Barbecues benefits can’t be counted in the healthy delicious meals that are so easy to create. But also in the relationship building exercise which is barbecuing.

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About The Author, Timothy Martino
Timothy Martino is a devoted barbecue alumni whose passion for cooking barbecue is only surpassed by his love to eat it. He Tracks his thoughts at