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Categories: Barbecuing, Barbecue

n. 1. Commonly referred to as a grill, a barbeque or barbecue is generally a brazier fitted with a grill and sometimes a spit. The brazier can range anywhere from a simple firebowl, which uses hot coals as heat, to an elaborate electric barbecue. 2. Food (usually meat) that has been cooked using a barbeque method. 3. A term used in the United States for an informal style of outdoor entertaining where barbecued food is served. barbeque v. A method of cooking by which meat, poultry or fish (either whole or in pieces) or other food is covered and slowly cooked in a pit or on a spit, using hot coals or hardwood as a heat source. The food is basted, usually with a highly seasoned sauce, to keep it moist. North Carolina and Texas boast two of the most famous American regional barbeque styles.