As many of you know, last weekend I had the honour of being a judge at the the Kawatha BBQ Competition, held by the fine folks at Friendly Fires.
A few things of note: all of the competitors should be proud of their work. I went through a lot of beautifully browned, succulent ribs. It was definitely tough to judge a winner.
Also: I now know what the meat sweats feel like.
That was a lot — and I mean a lot — of rib tasting involved.
You can find full coverage and photos of the event at the Peterborough Examiner website.
First Prize: “Sibling Rivalry,” teammates Marc Mathe and Joseph Drader travelled to Peterborough from Quebec for the challenge.
Second place: “Triple D,” a local team from Douro Dummer Township run by Wayne Heath and Steve Carveth
Third Place: “Newton’s Law of Que,” manned by Toronto jazz musicians Matt Newton and Harley Card.
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In other news, Krista and I will be attending the Flavours of Stratford Culinary Tour this weekend. We look forward to sharing all the details. Look for a blog entry and photos next week.