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rongmtek

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Fancy Farm picnic- 19,000 lbs. of BBQ! Mon, 08/6/07 1:00 PM (permalink)
There is a story in today's New York Times about the Fancy Farm picnic in Fancy Farm, KY this past Saturday. Squaring off were Gov. Ernie Fletcher & his rival Steve Beshear. Accusations of criminal conspiracy, ruinous policy and general wrongheadedness flew free & fast.
Well, mudslinging & graft are no strangers to New York, where the Dutch started it all by skimming a few wampum off the top of every beaver pelt transaction.
But what I want to hear about is the 19,000 pounds (!!) of barbecued pork & mutton that was served to the crowds.
Was anybody there? Or know who cooks that feast for the politically minded attendees? I want details, folks- how do you make that much 'cue?
Ron
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    roossy90

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    RE: Fancy Farm picnic- 19,000 lbs. of BBQ! Mon, 08/6/07 6:19 PM (permalink)
    Heard that Food Network was there also....
    Long rows of pits it seems..
     
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      rongmtek

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      RE: Fancy Farm picnic- 19,000 lbs. of BBQ! Mon, 08/6/07 7:30 PM (permalink)
      Thanks- those pits seem to go on forever in the far distance. That's almost 2 tons of meat! I'm impressed. I am a motivated amateur, and the most people I've ever fed at once was about 140. It just about killed me, too!
      I wonder if the FOOD NETWORK is planning a show about this. That is a full-blown military operation.
      BTW, those stuffed, fried olives look delicious in the other post, Tara.
      Ron
       
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        CajunKing

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        RE: Fancy Farm picnic- 19,000 lbs. of BBQ! Mon, 08/6/07 7:50 PM (permalink)
        [url='http://www.wpsdtv.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=dcb35896-a9f7-42f7-85ae-842b42d876ea']10 tons of BBQ[/url]

        Thats 2500 pork butts

        10 tons of QUE is a BUNCH of que.

        The most I have ever cooked at once was right at 1000 lbs of pork.



         
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          roossy90

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          RE: Fancy Farm picnic- 19,000 lbs. of BBQ! Mon, 08/6/07 8:02 PM (permalink)
           
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            rongmtek

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            RE: Fancy Farm picnic- 19,000 lbs. of BBQ! Mon, 08/6/07 8:14 PM (permalink)
            Here's my "cross-cultural" proposition:
            Next year, we bring the NYC- July 4th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contestants to Fancy Farm & stage the culinary Ultimate Fighting Championship.
            Gives a whole new meaning to "Let's get ready to rumble!"
            Ron
             
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              MikeS.

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              RE: Fancy Farm picnic- 19,000 lbs. of BBQ! Tue, 08/7/07 10:53 AM (permalink)
              I'd love to go to something like that.

              MikeS.
               
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                rongmtek

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                RE: Fancy Farm picnic- 19,000 lbs. of BBQ! Tue, 08/7/07 2:34 PM (permalink)
                OK, Mike; we're the first two judges!
                Oh, yeah- I got dibs on the Port-O-San concession. I am gonna clean up! (pun intended)
                Ron
                 
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                  Dan Wathen

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                  RE: Fancy Farm picnic- 19,000 lbs. of BBQ! Fri, 09/7/07 2:19 PM (permalink)
                  When I was a kid ('50's) growing up in rural western KY all the churches in our county would take turns in the summer having picnics on the weekend. The men of each church would dig long pits ( 40-50 yards )and burn hickory in the pits ( dug about 5 ft. deep ) until the temp was low then roast mutton and pork shoulders overnight. The meat was basted often with a thin sauce (dip) similar to E. Carolina sauce. It was then chopped off the bone or sliced and served with the sauce. This is western KY Bar-B-Q. the Fancy Farm Bar-B-Q and political roast has been a feature of KY politics for around a hundred years.
                   
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