Author Archive: NDSU Animal Sciences

NDSU BBQ Boot Camp 2011 Kick-Off

It is barbecuing time! BBQ Boot Camp will kick off the 2011 season on April 30th after the NDSU Green and Gold football game. The BBQ Boot Camp will take place outside of the Fargodome starting at 3pm.

BBQ Boot Camp is a great way for participants to learn about grilling, barbequing, spices, marinades, rubs, meat nutrition, food safety, meat degrees of doneness, as well as a ton of other great information. To get signed up for this great event or to look at the summer BBQ Boot Camp schedule, visit www.ndsu.edu/bbqbootcamp. Seats for this event are limited so sign up today!

Hot Topic: Beef Skirt Steak 101

Get your skirt steak quick facts in our first “Hot Topic” installment plus a great quick rub to get you started with with this excellent cut of beef!

BBQ Boot Camp 2010

This Spring NDSU will be back for the second annual NDSU BBQ BOOT CAMP! Thank you to everyone who helped make the program a success in 2009. Last Summer NDSU was able to reach out to nearly 1000 people in North Dakota! NDSU’s team success helped earn the honor of receiving the 2009 Program of Excellence Award through the NDSU Extension Service.

Barbecue: Relax, it’s not really French.

Well folks, “grilling season” is upon us! It is the season of barbecue cook-offs and other assorted celebrations that include outdoor roasting of meat. With all this attention to the BBQ, I started wondering; what is the origin of this cooking method and the word itself. I had always thought that both the word and the method had come from a French origin. So I did some digging. Turns out the origin of the word remains a point of debate and (as with many things) the French claim the origin of not only the word itself, but the cooking style.