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Old 01-05-2010, 07:51 PM   #33
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The use of the word 'authentic' implies that any other method is fake. If there was only one way to make pizza, we wouldn't have all the variety available that we do. If pulled pork was only done the western NC way, we'd have only red vinegar on pulled pork.

Using terms that infer a negative means that things will be taken in a negative light.

I'd also say that, when I'm making burnt ends by chopping the point and putting it back in the smoker, I'm not just simulating what happens when the edges of the brisket are overcooked. That may be what was originally thought of as burnt ends, but if that's what I wanted, I'd just make sure my brisket came out that way. With that, I don't agree that the 'authentic' firm needs to be mentioned whenever 'fake' burnt ends are discussed. Not every post needs to include everything about an item.
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