Our dark-ages days might be long past but these days we still love the smell of a barbecue.
Julia Stephenson the force behind Jackalope Food Co. is bringing traditional Texas-style barbecue downunder in a unique way.
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Bringing Southern Hospitality Down Under
In Texas barbecue is a way of life. It’s as etched into the landscape as prairies, cowboys and rodeo.
The knowledge, methods and secrets have been passed down for generations. Texas-style barbecue is the subject of fierce competitions and cook-offs globally and even reality TV shows.
Great food and authentic barbecue has always been in fashion. For Julia Stephenson a Corpus Christi, Texas native and proponent of Texas-style barbecue, the most important part for her is the creativity of it all.
“It’s meant to be immediately shared,” Julia said. “Feeding people is a big deal. There’s immediate satisfaction in that.”
Her advice to people looking to up their barbecue game at home: “Use coals or wood, take your time, do it with love.”
What’s the history of the Texas BBQ?
The history of barbecue in Texas folds in many elements from the history of greater USA. From pork barbecue that arrived with pre-Civil War East Texas African slaves, to barbecue sausage from the great influx of German immigrants in the 1800s and beef barbacoa from Mexico.
“Texas barbecue is varied and constantly evolving,” Julia said. “Whereas Southern US barbecue is a purebred with clear roots, Texas barbecue is a relative mutt with many bloodlines.”