Sunday, June 26, 2011
BBQ 101 HARRY SOO STYLE
“Barbeque class? No kidding? ‘The Mad Meat Genius’ is going back to school for fire pit cooking lessons?” Well, this was no ordinary class. This was a class taught by a very special teacher named Harry Soo. Harry is a multiple, multiple award winning 'Pittmaster and Television Personality'. Harry offers his class when he is not competing on the barbeque circuit. Ms. Goofy and I traveled down to ‘So-Cal’ to partake on this ‘once in a life time’ opportunity to broaden and expand our barbeque knowledge.
We started from ‘Hind Quarter One’ for our lessons. Did you know; the left brisket is tenderer because the bovine is right hoofed hence less muscular structure. (Just kidding, maybe) Sauces and rubs was the first chapter. We were sworn to secrecy under the penalty of death and were beholden of Harry’s secret rubs and such.
This was a hand’s on class. We all participated in the trimming and seasoning of our particular meats. We learned about different fuels, fires cookers and wood smoking materials. Hints and award winning barbeque techniques peppered our seven hour class. Time flew because this was knowledge that we wanted to absorb.
The best part about this class is that we get to eat our lessons. Harry made 15 different items and we ate them all several times. We even took home a goody bag of leftovers. What a day! Harry Soo is a very passionate man. He shared his award winning techniques and recipes. I learned so much!!!!!! Ms. Goofy was so excited and inspired after this class she has given the thumbs up to purchase a second ‘Weber Smoky Mountain’ cooker for dueling smoker purposes. Thanks Harry Soo for the wonderful class and my new WSM to come.