Anything you smoke is BBQ IMO.
Not my first choice but always plays 2nd fiddle to the ribs, prime rib, butt, etc etc etc 😁
And I never smoke more than one item. Have to have variety (ie smoked AND non-smoked items). Every thing having the same flavour (ie smoke) notes does not make for an interesting meal.
Another thing many people do is over smoke. Over smoking is an issue with most home chefs and BBQ enthusiasts.
There is absolutely no reason to use smoke for 100% of the cooking time. And a light wift of white smoke is desired. Not a plume of black smoke exiting the chimney vent. When you see someone smoking something and the smoke is white and very little is eliminated from the vessel you can be certain that person knows what they are doing.
Watch professional BBQ chefs. They almost always use red hot coals not wood to fire their pits when food is in the chamber. So there is little smoke. And a much better result.
I guess I don't understand why someone would choose a vegan or vegetarian diet and then try to make their food taste like meat.
I have one brother who is a vegetarian because he “cares for animals.” I have chosen to not question his sartorial choices of leather jackets, shoes, and belts.
Another brother insists he’s a “vegetarian, but I still eat pepperoni and got dogs.” I think that's like a vegan who washes down spoonfuls of butter with milk.
I hear ya! What about all these gluten free freaks? My daughter has zero health problems and eats gluten free foods thinking its better for her. She is a health nut and a yoga instructor. All her pals are the same way. Vegans too, until I make a prime rib roast.
Oh and "organic". She buys organic foods almost exclusively. She also thinks this is better for you. I only buy organic when its the only product I can find. Many products in the store are now organic.
Salt. Salt is evil I hear so much. Mainly on boards like this and I expect some feedback on this statement.
I would rather eat tasty food and die sooner, than go without salt. Salt is the very most important mineral on this earth and is the number one ingredient that makes food taste good.
Why does restaurant food taste so good? Salt.
Why do homemade dishes not live up to expectations? Lack of sufficient salt.