The History of Barbecue
The word itself derives from the Caribbean through Spanish: barbacoa means to roast over hot coals on a wooden framework.
Today, it refers to an indirect, slow cooking method for meat including smoke.
The story of barbecue in America began in the middle of the 19th century, when German and Czech immigrants ran butcher shops in Texas and sought for a way to preserve their meat.
A unique device for cooking and smoking the meat was developed - the Pit. From there on the first restaurants emerged. Soon barbecue became a loved tradition all along the so called „Barbecue Belt“ in the United States - until today.