Take Your E-reader To The Kitchen: Barbecue Sauces & Rubs Recipes Barbecue Sauce And Barbecue Rubs That Will Make Your Neighbors Think You're The Barbecue King Or Queen! by Dennis Lively
The origins of the word barbecue have been traced to the Spanish word "barbacoa," which was used to describe the meat smoking and drying methods of the natives that Spanish explorers encountered upon arrival in the Americas. Smoke was used to drive away the bugs that were attracted to exposed raw meat, in addition to lending a tasty flavor to the meat-preserving process. There is also speculation around the French combination of words "barbe" and "queue" (beard-to-tail) as the origin, as well as theories of an American version, "bar-beer-cue" (as in pool cue). No matter what you cal it or where the word came from, barbecuing is good food, good friends and just good fun!