Barbecue is North Carolina’s love, lust and food of choice. Heck, it might as well be our state religion. And if love, religion and food are the three most common causes of rifts, rivalries and wars, barbecue is also a battleground.
A fairly lengthy article (too long and well researched for just a simple inclusion in a linkdown) on the history of mountain barbecue in western North Carolina and where it may be heading. Definitely worth a read.