Around the World of BBQ


2016 Whole Hog Barbecue Series Rolls through North Carolina

The first leg of this year’s Whole Hog Barbecue Series is in the books. Winning teams have been announced for the first 11 cook-offs of the series. These cook-offs kicked off a series of approximately 25 contests sanctioned by the North Carolina Pork Council. Most contests are held in Eastern North Carolina and serve as qualifiers […]


Whole Hog Champion: Equal Parts Cook and Coach

Joe Peterson of Roanoke Rapids, NC took home the crown at the 2015 Whole Hog Barbecue Championship, making him the competition’s winningest cook and only 4-time champion. What started as a hobby—cooking for the Lions Club and for his office—turned into a winning tradition that spans decades. In his first contest, Peterson recalls coming in […]