East Carolina BBQ and Lexington BBQ

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From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

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I’ll start with perhaps my favorite use of the slow-roasted pork shoulder technique: East Carolina BBQ, which I first encountered when I was in college down there in the 1980s and have adored ever since. The straightforward vinegar and brown sugar mix was meant for pork shoulder cooked low and slow over a smoky fire—that’s true barbecue. I highly recommend cutting your raw pork shoulder into slabs and grilling them over flames or, better still, throwing a lot of soaked wood chips in your ch