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May is National BBQ Month

Did you know that May is national barbecue month? Well it is, and here's proof:

National Barbecue Month

And in honor of this prestigious month, here's some bbq facts from the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (The HPBA) - a trade organization for barbecue manufacturers and retailers:
  • ~ The most commonly prepared side dishes are corn, other vegetables and potatoes. (Yes, it does rather beg the question of what exactly are 'other vegetables'?)
  • ~ Barbecue Sauce is the most popular condiment followed by dry meat rubs used by 1/3 of charcoal and gas grill owners.
Interesting. Gives us hope that people are finally waking up to the fact there's a LOT better mops, glazes, sauces, and marinades in the world than plain old ketchup, which is really just sugar with some tomato paste after all.
  • ~ Burgers (87%), steaks (83%), chicken (78%) and hot dogs (76%) are the most commonly prepared foods on the outdoor grill.
How 'bout those burgers eh? Perennial favourite. Never count them out. We will posting a tasty burger recipe in the next few days. Check back and let us know what you think.