In the past few years, barbecue has become a hot-button issue in the U.S. presidential race, with the candidate who wants to be the next president of the United States saying he wants to ban the meat.
At the same time, barbecue aficionados have become something of a movement, with many groups and organizations launching their own campaigns to ban or restrict barbecue.
The issue has also grown in popularity on the national level, with presidential candidates, celebrities and athletes all endorsing a barbecue ban, with several other prominent figures calling for it to be outlawed.
But what exactly is a barbecue grill?
What is barbecue?
What are the origins of the term?
Are the meat, sauces and other ingredients that go into the dish real barbecue?
These are just some of the questions that will be addressed in this week’s episode of the Cooking with the Presidents podcast.
The Washington Post: What is a “bacon-wrapped pork sandwich” and how many different kinds of barbecue are there?
We explore these and other issues from the presidential campaign, with hosts Sara Wurzbach, Dan Steinberg and Mary Louise Kelly.
Produced by Michael Ruppert.
Edited by Susan Svrluga.
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