NDSU BBQ Boot Camp 2012

It’s that time of the year! NDSU BBQ Boot Camp is heating up and ready to ignite June 20th at the Fargodome. Get ya tickets, because seats are limited!

NDSU animal science faculty are partnering with food science faculty and the NDSU Extension Service to hold 4 BBQ BOOT CAMPS from June through July.

The BBQ Boot Camp will introduce people to new cooking methods and practices. The program also will cover topics such as meat cut selection, methods and theories of cooking, food safety and variations in barbecuing practices, such as using rubs, marinades and seasonings. In addition, participants will receive information on current topics in the pork, beef and lamb industries, including research, teaching and Extension activities at NDSU.

“BBQ Boot Camp is a unique opportunity to explain and discuss current topics in the food industry at the grass-roots level, all while having a lot of fun with barbecue,” says David Newman, NDSU Extension swine specialist.

Meat cut selection will emphasize value cuts, which are considered excellent for barbecuing if people use proper cooking methods. Meat selection education also will include information on typical retail cuts.

Instructors also will analyze the differences among smoking and charcoal cooking methods and help participants understand how the compositional differences in meat animal species, cooking temperatures and humidity affect the success of barbecuing.

Should be a blast. I know our podcast producer, Bill Lempe, will be there. Head on over and let us know what you thought of it. Register for your tickets here!

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