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Recipe: North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork

There is no higher form of pork cooking than slow-smoked North Carolina pulled pork. The result of cooking a pork butt or whole shoulder at a very low temperature for a long time, pulled pork is so named because it's so tender at the end of the cooking process you can and should pull it apart with your hands. There are no reliable shortcuts in making this dish. Just grab a chair, a soft drink or a beer, and enjoy the time it takes to make one of the best-tasting things you can put in your mouth. The recipes below have been adapted from Elizabeth Karmel's book Taming the Flame, which has tons of useful information and tips about grilling as well as some terrific recipes.

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