Memories of Yesteryear BBQ Class

$1,500.00
FILLED - January 5th - 7th, 2018
OPEN - February 16th - 18th, 2018
 
In a time less complicated, when men barbecued out of necessity more than out of desire, BBQing was a way of life. It wasn't done because of competitions or to be the next food trend, it was done to be able to feed families, large ones, cheaply. The cheapest meat on a farm was pork. This class will cover what my Dad, Jack Mixon, first taught me about BBQ, and that was open pit cooking. I have constructed an identical replica of my family's original masonry pits and fire barrel. I'll cover selection of woods and starting of fires with lightered knots in the traditional manner. You'll go with me to my meat purveyor, Elmer Yoder, Yoder's Butcher Block, to select our whole hog, shoulders and ribs. Not only will we be doing open pit cooking , but we will also be preparing traditional South Georgia side dishes from start to finish, including Brunswick stew, cole slaw, potato salad, and homemade desserts.
We'll load the fire barrel and shovel coals all night, listening to grease sizzle on the embers, as it fills the air with aromas from days gone by. When the cooking is finished and the sides prepared, dinner on the grounds will begin. Fellowship, knowledge, and good food will have been shared.
 
Because this will be a more intimate setting than my other classes, I'm only taking 15 guests. This is not a competition class. You'll be learning a method of cooking that is almost forgotten. If you love nostalgia and home cooking, join me February 16th to 18th, 2017.
 
 
 
Price: $1,500.00