WHY is barbecue called that?

B-B-Q stands for the method of cooking meat and other foods over charcoal and open fire, a word that has long existed in many languages of the world in different variations.

It is thought that, in Europe, it first appeared in Spanish: in the form “barbacoa”, it is mentioned in a dictionary published in 1526. The word came into Spanish from the New World – the natives of the Caribbean called “barabicu” a carcass of sticks, which was placed over a fire on supports. Meat was then roasted on it.

Categorized in: