A great story is always a hit at get-togethers. So, we've put together a list of BBQ facts that are guaranteed to make your next backyard barbecue adventure a huge success. Whether you're a grilling master or a newbie, the following BBQ facts will show (or at least make it look like😉) you're a genuine barbecue expert.
Did you know...
1. ... there are several theories about the origin of the word "barbecue"? Back in 1661, the verb "to barbecue" made its way into the English language from the West Indies. There are also similarities to the Spanish word "barbacoa", an indigenous American term (in the Taíno language) for a wooden frame on which meat was grilled.
2. ... the world record for the "longest barbecue" was set in Bayambang (Philippines)? This barbecue was a whopping 20,246 ft (8,000 meters) long!
And did you know that...
6. ... adding wood chips to your charcoal will give your dishes a wonderful smoky flavor? These are available in oak, apple wood, cherry wood and lots of other all-natural woods. Experiment with different types to find your favorite.
7. ... the world record for the "largest barbecue attendance" was set in Mexico? With no fewer than 45,252 persons? Try to beat that in your backyard!
Hopefully, these fun facts and figures have helped you beef up your grilling knowledge. So, fire up the grill, invite your family and friends and amaze them with your barbecue skills.