I definitely am looking forward to some summer barbecuing after this cold, snowy winter and this book reminded me that I would love a good, old fashioned barbecue. For some great info on the Johnson Barbecues, check out Barbecue Diplomacy.
Now today was a balmy 40+ degrees in Minnesota, so it was quite warm for this time of year. The snow was melting, and the noise of the sump pump and water in my gutters has been driving me nuts all day. It makes a girl anxious for spring. So with that said, here are some choice recipes from the LBJ Barbecue Cook Book.
That poor Onion Ring champ! He didn't have a chance!
But what if I had another weapon besides a Colt .44? Would it sink? Besides, I use bubbles as a belly wash - not coffee.
I adore ribs! And as a Minnesotan, everything is named after Hubert Humphrey, so I had to include that recipe.
And of course these last two make the strange recipe list. I would definitely be one of the people turning these recipes down if Walter offered them. The thought of Beef Heart makes me ill. The name is quite illustrative of how the Comanche are seen in history. And as Walter says, it is a quite blood curdling name.
And don't get me started on the Calf Fries. Would someone please let me know when eating animal private parts became a good idea? According to epicurious, there were recipes in Gourmet for them as far back as 1942.
Could you image going over to the President's house and him offering you Comanche Beef Heart or Calf Fries? I would be scared what kind of war might break out if I refused!
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