Minnesota BBQ Society Spring Training

by Ross Bowen, Tastemaker in Residence


For the Spirited Table readers in the Twin Cities area:  The Minnesota BBQ Society is hosting our annual BBQ Spring Training Workshop on April 9, 2016 in the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science at the University of Minnesota Meat Science Department.  Yes, there people that are meat professors, and they will teaching us about meat preparation in a classroom setting, complete with stadium seating and big screen amplification for those near the back of the room.

This is the fourth year we've done this.  I will be there and will be sure to great anyone who comes through the Spirited Table website.  There will be lots of BBQ'ed food available, since we'll be serving the four main meats (chicken, ribs, pork butt, and brisket) as well as sausage.   This year our special guest is Dave Anderson.  He founded the Famous Dave's BBQ restaurant chain, and he will be telling us his stories from the BBQ trail.

Your registration for the workshop includes a binder full of all the presentations, a University of Minnesota Meat Science hat and apron, breakfast refreshments, BBQ lunch, and product tastings.  

Here is the agenda.  I hope to see some Spirited Table followers there!

The Science of Meat - a discussion of meat science basics as well as a demonstration
Low and Slow or Fast and Hot?
The Science of Cooking -what happens to meat when it is cooked?
BBQ Showcase - interact with competitive BBQ teams and sample their winning recipes
Cooking for a Team - a competition BBQ team discusses the basics of a contest
Dave Anderson “America’s Rib King” - his experiences from competition to the restaurant business
The Right Equipment for You
Sausage Fundamentals - the basics of how to make sausage at home

Please register here: MN BBQ Society Spring Training