What Is A Barbecue, Barbeque, BBQ, Braaivleis?
In terms of one of the most common outside cooking experiences it is easy to get confused by all the terminology that is associated with having a barbecue or a barbeque or a braai or bbq or barbie. That it just the beginning. Depending on the place you live world wide you'll call "grilling" meat by a number of different names.
When you understand that:
Barbecue: The American manner of spelling the word
Barbeque: The official English means of spelling it, however truly there are more individuals now in Britain that spell it barbecue, which is odd but I guess that in a thousand years there won't really be English/America/Australian English anyway.
Braai or Braaivleis: This is a typical South African term that is Afrikaans in origin and has been adopted by nearly all of different cultures there.
Okay so now you've all the phrases used around the globe to describe methods to grill meat.
Why so many variations for the same thing and the place did it the words actually originate from. No matter means that you just spell it, barbecue, barbeque, bbq, braai, braaivleis, b-b-q or bar-b-cue the word is a noun. You may be referring to the precise meat, the cooking apparatus (charcoal, fuel or pit) or to the actual event-let's have a barbecue.
There is some debate as to the actual origin but most individuals settle for that it was from both the Timucua in Florida and the Taino individuals of the Caribbean. The word that they used was barabicu and when it entered the English language it became "barbacoa".
From there it developed to suit each countries personal spelling variations. America-barbecue, UK-barbeque and South Africa, having a huge population of Afrikaans speaking people, called it a braaivleis.
Then as with many words there was the shortened versions and folks began writing BBQ, bar-b-que and so on.
On the end of the day it would not matter how you spell it, it is in regards to the precise exercise that is so common with regards to entertaining. Each country has their very own distinctive barbecue recipes and traditions in the case of having associates or family members over for a barbie and that is the greatest thing about barbecues, the number of ways which you can prepare the food. Taking some inspiration from other nations is a good way to boost the different types of meals you can add to your willy's jerk menu.
For example, South African braai's will at all times include something called boerewors. If in case you have never had this sausage you really need to attempt it out. This is just one of the thousands of recipes which can be round and you can adapt it to your own. It does not matter when you use a charcoal barbecue or gasoline barbecue because the cooking medium, boerewors are definitely something that you need to have a go at making.