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Together Over 'Cue

Robert

Robert

Lerma

Barbecue brings people together. It might be the food itself, because who can deny the allure of burnt ends and sauced ribs. It might be that people just appreciate a meal that has some heart in it. And we all know barbecue is a cuisine you can’t fake – it takes time and dedication. So when a pitmaster puts their all into a whole hog or smoked turkey, it shows. But maybe the reason we’re all drawn to barbecue is because it transports us to a time when life moved a little slower.

For me, barbecue is the childhood obsession I developed way later in life. I may live in Texas, but my allegiance is to smoked meat as a whole. I still get excited with each new smokehouse I visit, especially if I’m traveling to places I’ve never been, visiting people I’ve never met. Recently I traveled to Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama for barbecue. And I had one helluva time.

Robert

Robert

Lerma

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Together Over 'Cue

Robert Lerma tells how barbecue brings people together.
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Photography by Robert Lerma

Barbecue brings people together. It might be the food itself, because who can deny the allure of burnt ends and sauced ribs. It might be that people just appreciate a meal that has some heart in it. And we all know barbecue is a cuisine you can’t fake – it takes time and dedication. So when a pitmaster puts their all into a whole hog or smoked turkey, it shows. But maybe the reason we’re all drawn to barbecue is because it transports us to a time when life moved a little slower.

For me, barbecue is the childhood obsession I developed way later in life. I may live in Texas, but my allegiance is to smoked meat as a whole. I still get excited with each new smokehouse I visit, especially if I’m traveling to places I’ve never been, visiting people I’ve never met. Recently I traveled to Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama for barbecue. And I had one helluva time.

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