Monday, September 8, 2008

The BBQ Song

Hat tip to Cousin Kyle, card-carrying member of the NC BBQ Society.

Hot and sweet and red and greasy,

I could eat a gallon easy:
Barbecue sauce!
Lay it on, hoss.

Brush it on chicken, slosh it on pork,
Eat it with fingers, not with a fork.
I could eat barbecued turtle or squash --
I could eat tar paper cooked and awash
In barbecue sauce.

I’d eat Spanish moss
With barbecue sauce.

- Roy Blount, Jr.
“Song to Barbecue Sauce” from One Fell Soup, 1982


Naomi Van Tol said...

So beautiful! That put tears in my eyes, man. They got the Memphis part wrong though... I think wet ribs are way more popular here than dry. And pulled pork is king.

MB said...

Yeah--it's one for the ages, NVT. As an Alabamian I'll cut them NC boys some slack on their BBQgeography, as I can't say we have much of that white sauce where I'm from.