Understanding Regional Barbecue

There aren't a lot of topics that inspire quite as much debate as barbecue. According to Matt Moore, the author of the awesomely titled 'The South's Best Butts', whatever BBQ you grew up with is what you remain loyal to. But even for those of us who love a good low-and-slow cooked piece of meat, it can often seem overwhelming to distinguish all the different types. So we got Moore to break it down for us.

He has spent time all over the country and with some of the most renowned pitmasters. And in the video above he explains how to get started understanding barbecue and how to think about cooking it. His straightforward advice is a breath of fresh air in an often snobby field, so watch the video and maybe you'll even start to consider another type of barbecue (I won't tell, I promise).