As any North Carolinian knows, barbecue is a noun (it’s also a religion). Barbecue is NOT the thing you grill on. It’s not something you go to. It is a cooked pig. Period.
About Matt Young
Matt is a family man with a great wife - Chris - and three awesome daughters. Matt has worked for IBM for over three decades in sales and marketing and communications. He is a guitar player in the local band - The Whisky Runners, an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, home brewer and a helluva cook with an opinion. Matt has been a contributor and consultant over the years for CaryCitizen.
Entries by Matt Young
Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 13, 2012. Don’t get caught unprepared, guys! Consider planning your celebration around a bottle of fine wine.
Let’s explore Mexico through cerveza. I chose a few you might want to try at your Cinco de Mayo party and act all “beer sommelier”.
Wheat beers are seen everywhere these days. They are low hopped (as in “not bitter”), tasty – often banana-y, straw-colored and generally hazy gold in color. Herewith, just in time for Spring, is my guide to enjoying the pleasures of wheat beers.
Just 6 years ago, North Carolina wasn’t even on the map when one talked about southern states with a “beer culture”. Now we are the southern state with the most breweries. A new book documents all the craft beer and breweries in North Carolina.
I chose Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery (self-proclaimed as “New England’s Craft Brewery”) to rep New England. I chose Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery as the New York representative.
If your cooking inspiration arrives with the cooler weather this contest may be for you!
Enjoy an old-fashioned pig pickin’, live music, kids’ entertainment and raffle prizes at the Pig Pickin’ Palooza Fundraiser on Sat., Sept. 10, 11 am-2 pm, at the Western Wake Farmers’ Market
Is it the recent growth in the area that is inspiring all of the books on history, culture and food? A noble attempt to make sure that we all celebrate and hang on to the traditions of the south? I think so. And I am glad.
“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” – Dave Barry