BBQ Boot Camp | VideoChris Williams | 6/28/2012
"Whenever people go to the grocery store and pick up a package, which is so easy to do. That they think a little bit about that package, and all the things that it took. A very complex industry to get that package to their plate," said NDSU Assistant Animal Science Professor Dr. David Newman.
The bottom line of the camp is to make sure the food tastes good and is properly prepared.
"Food safety is a really important part of each station that they will go to in the program. Because that`s a number one issue with everything that we do is being safe with our food," said Mary Froelich with the Williams County Extension Service.
There were four stations to visit. Degree of Doneness, spices, grilling, and smoking your meat. Everyone had their favorite.
"Proper temperatures for cooking the meat, so they`re good and tender, and moist," said participant Jeff Ralph.
Others were there to make sure their meat was mouth watering, when it came off the grill.
"I`m hoping to learn the most about dealing with the marinades and the best technique to marinate. How long to marinate the meat, the prep time and all that kind of stuff," said participant Andrew Staloch.
The BBQ Boot Camp had a little bit of something for everyone.
"My wife has brought back a lot of information. Really she has become the griller in our house hold. Which doesn`t hurt my feelings, but I`m beginning to take a little but of an interest in it, too," said Warren Froelich with the Williams County Extension Service.
BBQ boot camp is in its fourth year and can boast more than 3,500 happy campers.