Independence Day is the national day of the United States of America, commemorating the adoption of the document that declared our independence from Great Britain. While the official date that the Continental Congress voted to separate themselves from Great Britain was July 2nd, the date that is celebrated is the date this historic document that was adopted, printed and first signed.
Fireworks and Barbecue are mainstays of American 4th of July celebrations. While the Brethren are international, and many do not observe this weekend or even know when it comes up, a great deal of the membership here knows it and recognizes it as one of, if not the biggest BBQ weekends celebrated in the American summer.
So, this American holiday weekend will be used to host a Special BBQ Brethren throwdown! Our category is...
"By the Book"
This idea was proposed by thirdeye, the winner of our Special 2010 Memorial Day Open Throwdown
. The idea is to make a dish from or inspired by a recipe in one of your favorite cookbooks.
Also, as a Special Throwdown, the winner will receive a copy of Paul Kirk's Championship Barbecue Sauces
This book was donated to the Throwdown cause as a prize by our fellow brethren CarbonToe! He actually shipped this book to me, all the way across that great big pond, just so I could give it away as a prize. This seems even more appropriate somehow for us to have a gift from Great Britain! For that, I would like to thank CarbonToe!
These are the rules for the 2010 Independence Day Weekend BBQ Brethren Throwdown
1. This is an open category, meaning any type of BBQ food will be accepted (see Rule 2).
2. The dish must be accompanied by a picture or mention of the book the recipe came from. If you made a variation to the recipe as stated in the book, details on the variation are appreciated. Please do not copy the original recipe on the Throwdown threads, as anyone should be able to find them in the book you used.
3. The item must be Grilled or Smoked during the cooking process, or feature Grilled or Smoked ingredients in a prominent manner.
4. Submitted dishes must be cooked between Friday 7/2 and Monday 7/5.
4. All pics (any number) must be submitted by Midnight Central Time on 7/6 (an extra day is being allowed for those who will be out of town).
5. You can make multiple entries into this Throwdown if you like. Just like at a bash, I would not expect people to share only one dish, but any number of dishes they would like to share.
6. You are allowed to touch up your photos for clarity, or to add the dish/item to a more interesting background if you like.
7. By posting your photos, you are granting consent for your photo to be reused for other BBQ Brethren related postings or materials.
8. Any joke photos, or photos of past creations you wish to show off must have a disclaimer stating that the photo is not intended to be included in the Vote thread.
9. If you have any problems with any of the entries, believing them not to be qualified for any reason, DO NOT COMPLAIN TO ME! Instead, please use the ***VOTE*** thread and exercise your power of voting against those entries. Any complaints posted in any Throwdown thread, or directed to me via any other means will be ignored.
10. If I find an entry to have violated these simple rules, I reserve the right to disqualify that entry.
11. As at any neighborhood block party, the kids are present and part of the festivities, so please keep your posts family friendly.
12. Since this is a virtual online bash, I expect everyone to have fun, but also remember there are kids around. Anyone caught not having fun will be asked to leave until they are fun again.
Best of luck, and good eats to everyone!