Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Put your barbecue learning where your mouth is

So you've always wanted to learn how barbecue is really done? If you can make it to the S.C. Farmers Market in West Columbia on Aug. 18, you can learn.

The one-day Carolina Outdoor Cooking BBQ Class is taught by pit masters Brian Teigue from Up in Smoke and Garland Hudgins from Big GQ. The class will cover Carolina-style pulled pork, Texas-style beef brisket, Memphis-style pork ribs and smoked chicken.

All this knowledge does not come cheap, of course. The full-day class, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., is $250 (although that does include lunch and all-day barbecue noshing).

Deadline for registration is Aug. 10 unless the class has already filled. Contact Garland Hudgins, 803-360-4700 or email him at, or get details online at