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What do you know about grilling and barbecuing?
by Staff
Think of how people cooked before electricity and fancy cooking appliances, and the first thing that comes to mind might be an open flame. Grilling and barbecuing have evolved since then. How much do you know about beef, barbecue and briquettes?

What is the most commonly accepted origin of the word "barbecue"?

  • Spanish settlers used the word "barbacoa" to describe a Caribbean cooking method.
  • Spanish settlers used the word "barbacoa" to describe a type of meat.
  • Dutch settlers used the word "barbacoa" to describe a type of cooking.

When did the backyard grill become popular?

  • 1930s
  • 1940s
  • 1950s

Barbecue really got its start in the 18th-century South. What ingredient brought communities together?

  • beef
  • pork
  • chicken

Tangy, vinegar-based sauce describes what region's traditional barbecue fare?

  • Memphis
  • Texas
  • East Carolina

Which president held the first White House barbecue?

  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

Who invented the classic kettle-shaped Weber grill?

  • George Stephen
  • Henry Ford
  • Thomas Edison

What is the standard temperature range for barbecuing?

  • 200 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (93 to 149 degrees Celsius)
  • 300 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (149 to 204 degrees Celsius)
  • 400 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (204 to 260 degrees Celsius)

According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, what is the most popular grilling holiday?

  • Labor Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Memorial Day

The patented design for charcoal briquettes was invented in what year?

  • 1887
  • 1897
  • 1907

What percent of American households own a grill?

  • 55 percent
  • 65 percent
  • 75 percent