All I know is that Brian Polcyn wrote in his book Charcuterie something about how duck fat is the ultimate in flavor and that cooking anything in it is the perfect and ultimate thing. Seems it worked out for Saucemans anyway.
Authentic to NC? I have no idea really, but apparently he had the better BBQ that day, at least according to Myron, Tuffy and Aaron.
Big JT's Smokin' BBQ Competition Team
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