This coming Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, Mark and I will be attending a competition barbecue class held by Dr. BBQ, Ray Lampe.
If any of you have seen the Versus (formerly OLN) Network’s Barbecue Championship Series, you got to see Ray go head to head to head with other barbecue pros. He’s won awards over several years, and has a couple of books out, Dr. BBQ’s Big Time Barbecue Cookbook and Dr. BBQ’s Barbecue All Year Long Cookbook as well as his upcoming Dr. BBQ’s Big-Time Barbecue Road Trip. On top of that, he’s active in several online barbecue forums and has his own webpage at www.drbbq.com.
The class will be geared toward Kansas City Barbecue Society competition. Meats in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket will be cooked overnight, leading to a barbecue breakfast on Sunday.
Mark and I are hoping to jumpstart our competition cooking, and I’m personally looking forward to meeting Ray as I’ve spoken with him briefly and corresponded a bit on barbecue forums with him. I’ll have a report with photos after the class, then, hopefully, more ribbons this year from competition!