The best part of our day: When platters of freshly cooked food come out of the test kitchen and onto the free-for-all table. After sampling so many tasty dishes, it was agonizing to pick just one. Not surprisingly (if you know our staff), desserts were the most popular choice.
Perhaps nothing arouses more desire (and debate) than barbecue, whether you spell it barbeque, BBQ or Bar-B-Q. Competitions and festivals draw hundreds of thousands of us each year, and it seems like every other minute, one region is claiming bragging rights over another for the best pulled pork, brisket and lip-smacking ribs. All we know is, we love the stuff, so we're giving away a cookout's worth of classic (and easy) barbecue recipes, plus listing our Top 10 barbecue joints and must-eats.