I know this is probably lowdown and dirty, but to hell with it. What good is a contest if you can't jigger the damn thing...
My good friends Andrew and Aileen Trice, owners of Angel's BBQ in Savannah, Georgia, have entered the Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain FAN-atics contest, wherein people upload videos explaining why Anthony Bourdain should do an episode of No Reservations with them.
Andrew Trice is the real deal. He's a classically, French trained chef in his own right, who returned to his roots to further the art and lore of smoking meat, pig in particular, to sublime perfection. He is one of the few fellow cooks I know who is truly genuine. No bombast, bells or whistles. What you see is what you get, and what you get is a breadth of knowledge and lore that is staggering.
He and his wife Aileen have taken a tiny carriage house in the shadow of one of Savannah's many beautiful churches and temples, and over the last few years nursed it into a local Mecca for lovers of good BBQ. When The Lady and I visit, we always stop in for a number of great meals elevated with stories, lore, gossip and shop talk.
So, here's what I want you to do, should you be so inclined... Check out this video, and, if you find it agreeable, register and rate it highly. Remember, BBQ is a beautiful thing, and those who labor honestly in the smoke and fire with the pig are truly blessed among cooks.