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Memphis in May: How Do Judges Define Barbecue 'World Champion'?

When Pigs Fly James Boo 11 comments

Memphis in May, an extremely expensive competition with a thing for sweet meats, is not a benchmark for the world, or even for Memphis-style barbecue, as a whole. Is it still fair, then, to call the victors of this year's competition "world champions"? More

Memphis in May 2010: An Introduction to the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

James Boo 6 comments

Today marks the start of the 33rd annual Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (WCBCC). In anticipation of the next three days of marinating, dry-rubbing, coal-burning, carcinogen-loving, belt-busting Americana, I'd like to introduce you to Memphis in May. Learn more about the judging process, and the main events for best ribs, shoulder, and whole hog. More

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