G’Day , how are you going?
As for me l met a very cranky Mr Raymond Miller on the weekend, an American from Texas, with relatives arriving from his hometown next week.
He explained to me that he was looking forward to taking them to an American BBQ restaurant in Sydney.
Anyway he decided to have a captain cook at an American BBQ place and was very unsure about the food being classic American cuisine
I myself was not too surprised that an American style BBQ place in Australia may be a little disappointing to a Texan.
Ray explained his experience
“Joe, the meat at this place was as dry as dog biscuits and not that flavoursome, if you go to a Texas BBQ house the meat is tender, smoky, and moist, it falls off the bone, it melts in your mouth and in fact it’s so moist it just falls apart when you look at it , why the difference Joe ?
Honestly, Ray had my gastric juices buzzing;
“Well Ray it could have something to do with the whole smoking technique, the old fashioned smoked BBQ flavour is a technique that has been mastered by the yanks and perhaps us Aussies are still learning the ropes ”
And then Ray goes and surprises me, he places his hand on my shoulder and says;
“And so Joe, that’s why I am darn well here!”
“Why are you here Ray?”
I don’t normally ask customers why they are here by the way .
“I believe that you have a piece of barbecue equipment that will permit me to live my dream of an authentic American BBQ eating experience”
“Are you talking about the Weber Summit E650”
“That’s the one my friend, the 6 burner BBQ with everything I need to bring my dream of a true American bbq to reality”
The BBQ that Ray had his eye on is dead set flash with so many features including side burner, rear rotisserie burner, smoker burner and smoker box. And to show how serious Weber is about the quality of the bee’s knees of BBQ’s they have given a lifetime guarantee as their word of honour.
Then came the invitation:
“Joe I have my folk staying in Australia for a month although they could stay longer once I start cooking up a storm with my new powerhouse BBQ, I want you over for supper my friend, I want you to experience true American BBQ fare so you can spread the word”
“Thanks Ray , that sounds awesome “ I said , although the word “Supper” was not that cut and dried for me
“What time is supper?” i asked
“After 7pm my friend”
“I will be there with bells on” I said and immediately knew that I would be going to bed that night full as a goog .
Next you will hear about the Rays American BBQ supper where as Ray says
“y ’all see the mystical communion of fire, smoke and meat. “
Hooroo till next time.