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Firing up Netflix: Get ready to stream 'American Barbecue Showdown'

American barbecue

American barbecue
Cooking low and slow outdoors is a timeless technique associated with many cultures worldwide, but American barbecue has elevated it to an art form. (And "low and slow" is key; otherwise, you're just grilling.) It is, however, one of the few food topics that can get people all fired up, and that's largely due to some major regional differences in terms of ingredients and techniques. People have some strong opinions about it all. But we're all united by our appreciation for the pitmasters who have mastered the technique and are consistently serving up great barbecue, whether it's in their backyard or on the barbecue circuit. We're also fond of throwing them all together to watch them compete -- how else can we determine ...