Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship
The National Cuisine of Texas meets the Dietary Laws of the Bible in the inaugural Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship.
Author and Food Network star Simon Majumdar will host the competition, which is sanctioned by the world-renowned Kansas City Barbecue Society. Dallas Kosher, the organization certifying that local food and facilities adhere to Jewish law, will supervise every aspect of the event.
Kosher barbecue competitions have one obvious difference – no pork – but there are other distinctions. To ensure adherence to dietary laws, the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Torah provides all grills, smokers, utensils, condiments and spices – as well as the four meats in competition: chicken, turkey, beef brisket, and beef ribs.
Because no work can be done or fires lit on the Jewish Sabbath, teams prepare the meats on Thursday night, then start cooking after sundown on Saturday.
The day-long festivities will include music, cooking demonstrations, silent auctions, a kids play area – and, of course, barbecue.