Civilization may have begun with fire but it grew by barbecue. Smoking meat, sharing stories of life, survival and togetherness is a primal thread of the human experience the world over, and no country on Earth has barbecue running through its veins quite like America. "The United States of BBQ" is really several interlocking stories in one. At its heart, is a tender and simple generational tale of family and tradition embodied in renown pit master Garry Roark and the Ubon's BBQ family of Yazoo City, Mississippi. At first taste, Garry's world may seem like a simple recipe for living, laid back and in the BBQ vernacular, "cooked low and slow", but each successive bite reveals so much more. Soon, the world of BBQ explodes with a rich complexity of flavors both literal and cultural. People, places, smoke and spices, that span North and South and past and present, big city and small town. Following Garry and Ubon's along the fierce and fiery competition BBQ circuit, brings us face-to-face...
The Story of BBQ is the Story of America